Operators Association of Assam (TOAA) was formed on 08
August, 2009 in the conference hall of Prashanti Tourist
Lodge, Directorate Of Assam Tourism complex, Panbazar
Guwahati with an aim to unite all the stake holders of
tourism in Assam to facilitate a common goal of tourism
development in the state. TOAA got formally registered
under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 on 16
June, 2010 by the Registrar of Societies, Assam.
located in the North East part of India, is rich both
culturally and naturally. It is also known as the tea
land with a share of more than 20% to the total world
production. Assam is also blessed with minerals
especially petroleum. It has four oil refineries
including Digboi oil refinery which is one of the oldest
in the world with oilfields still producing oil. Assam
is inhabited by various ethnic groups with their
distinctive cultures, traditions and ways of life.
Assam is a
major part of North East India which is a bio-diversity
hotspot in the world. To protect this rich and unique
bio-diversity is a tough task for the government. As
wildlife Tourism is a major tool through which we can
involve locals of the wildlife area in the conservation
of nature which will also make them earn a livelihood,
TOAA is very much concerned about the conservation of
Assamís rich and unique biodiversity in these hard times
of gradual environmental degradation.
Operators Association Of Assam (TOAA) is the apex body
of Tour Operators from Assam. It has members covering
all segments of the Tourism Industry.
it a point to interact closely with the Government on
all critical Issues affecting the Tourism Industry in
Assam. All TOAA members maintain the highest standards
of professionalism while offering personalized services
to their guests.
stateís Apex Body of the Tourism industry, TOAA is
always actively associated to its social
responsibilities. All TOAA members actively participate
in meeting their Social Obligations during natural
calamities and any cause of Assam that needs its
two categories of membership: Active and Associate. All
tour operators belong to the active category while the
Associate membership is for the rest of the stake
holders in the tourism industry including educational
institutions offering tourism management courses. Most
of its members are also recognized either by the
Ministry of Tourism, Government Of India or the
Department of Tourism, Government Of Assam.
affairs are managed by an Executive Committee, elected
by the Active Members every two years. Headed by the
President, the Executive Committee has a team of eight
Office Bearers and ten Executive Members.