The World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) held its annual General Assembly and bi-annual Board meeting on September 25-26, 2018 and have elected a new executive committee and board.
Outgoing Chair Otto de’Vries has served his two-year term as Chair and the WTAAA board thanked him for his service which has seen the WTAAA expand its membership considerably, negotiate for meaningful change with IATA and continue to represent the voice of the travel agency community on the global stage.
The following newly elected WTAAA Executive Committee include:
The following newly elected WTAAA Board (Directors, Deputy Directors) will hold a two- year-term:
|Association Countries/Regions||Directors||Deputy Directors|
|ABAV Brazil||Geraldo Jose Zaidan Rocha||Marcelo Marcos de Oliveira|
|ACTA Canada||Wendy Paradis||Heather Craig-Peddie|
|AFTA Australia||Jayson Westbury|
|ASATA South Africa||Otto de Vries||Dinesh Naidoo|
|ASTA USA||Mark Meader||Eben Peck|
|CEAV Spain||Rafael Gallego Nadal||Eva Blasco|
|ECTAA Europe||Michel de Blust||Lars Thykier|
|FATA ASEAN||Hamzah Rhamat||Pauline Suharno|
|FOLATUR Latin America||Guillermo Correa Sanfuentes||Paula Cortes Calle|
|KATA South Korea||Moo-seung Yang||Sa-woon Hong|
|SIPA Hong Kong||Larry Lo||Sunil Nanda|
|TAFI India||Praveen Chugh||Jayesh Tharani|
|TAANZ New Zealand||Andrew Bowman||Andrew Olsen|
“I am delighted to take on the role of Chair of the WTAAA and look forward to working with my WTAAA colleagues as we address the many opportunities and issues facing the global travel agency community” said Mark Meader, Chair WTAAA.
L-R: Michel deBlust, Wendy Paradis, Guillermo Correa Sanfuentes, Mark Meader, Praveen Chugh
The mission of the World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA) is to act as the voice of the global travel agency community through the exchange of ideas and information. WTAAA members can be found at: