The Ministry of Tourism held a virtual conference (VC) with the Industry associations of Tourism and Hospitality sector on Friday. The VC was led by the Secretary Tourism, Shri Yogendra Tripathi along with senior officials of the Ministry. The Associations represented through remote conferencing were FAITH, which is the mother of 9 bodies, the CII, FICCI, PHDCCI and IMAI.
The industry put forth few ideas and suggestions for tiding over the crisis created by COVID-19 in the sector of tourism and hospitality. The Ministry on its part shared the concerns and also assured the associations that the government was very much with them in this grim hour and that the Ministry would work towards the suggestions put forth. There would be a lot of thrust on promoting domestic tourism was a common takeaway.
The Ministry is using its social handles to create awareness of the need to stay at home safe in the period of lockdown and prepare to travel once the world opens up.
In the meantime, the course modules of the Institutes of Hotel Management are being held online and faculty and students are using technology to remain abreast with their course curriculum.