Aims and Objects

  • To promote national integration, international welfare and goodwill.
  • To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, encouraging and assisting in the development of tourism throughout South India and to take initiative to secure the welfare of the Tourism trade in all respects.
  • To communicate with Chambers of Commerce, other Mercantile and Public Bodies in India, Government Departments or Committees, International Air transport Association and various foreign and local associations and cooperation, companies and concerns and promote measures in the interests of the travel trade and nominate members to act on them.
  • To encourage and promote friendly feeling among the tour operators and travel agents on all subjects involving their common good and benefit.
  • To try and amicably settle disputes of the members of this Association by referring the disputes for settlement by a sub-committee to be constituted for such purpose by the Executive Committee.
  • To protect the interest of the members of this Association from the mal-practices of foreign tour operators.
  • To set up and maintain high ethical standards in the industry.
  • To undertake such welfare activities as the members cannot take individually.
  • To get affiliation with similar organizations in other countries.
  • To promote equal opportunity for all Travellers to enjoy the tourism & Travel facilities without distinction of the race, color, creed or nationality.
  • To organize overseas promotional tours jointly with various airlines and Govt. of India Tourist Offices abroad and other similar organizations.
  • To conduct aiding and assisting seminars group discussions, course of studies, cultural meetings.
  • To institute awards for excellence in tourism related activities.
  • To assist students by scholarship to pursue higher education, study and research particularly in the field of Development of Tourism and International Brotherhood both in India and outside the country.
  • To take initiative and ensure that the problems affecting any of the services relating to the tourism trades sorted out through the mediation of the Association, failing which joint legal action to be taken for and on behalf of the members of the Association for settling such problems.
  • To produce regular reports about the achievements of the members of the association and to do all such things as all incidental or conducive to the above objects.
  • To print and publish information material for the benefit of its members.