May 5th, 1949 : 8 professional travel agents from France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland met in Geneva to create an international body to improve and rationalize the organization of the international tourism.
Under the leadership of their President, Mr Daniel V. DEDINA from Paris, they started to legalize the trademark WATA, on a global basis.
Reading the minutes of the founders-meeting we feel the optimism which filled hearts and soul of this group of energetic men who, after emerging the frustrating experience of the post war immobility, looked forward to a thrilling and prosperous future.Our forefathers worked from the assumption that each of them was doing in and outbound business and was therefore in need of trustworthy partners in foreign countries.
The network worked, business exchanges prospered and WATA enjoyed an excellent and growing reputation through its quality DMCs.
In 2016 we undertook a complete rebranding of our network to form a new dynamic Global Network inspired by WATA, WORLD OF INCENTIVES & GONDWANA DMCs, three long-established (totaling 100 years of existence and experience) and renowned names in the travel & MICE business.