The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India as part of its ongoing engagement with industry and its stakeholders is supporting Association of Domestic Tour Operators for organising their Annual Convention at Kevadia, Statue of Unity from 12th to 14th February 2021.
Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism will address a session on “Role of Aviation in Promotion of Tourism” at the Convention. Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism will moderate a session on “Technology Is Future-Travel Real from Virtual”.
Speaking about the convention in New Delhi yesterday, Singh said that this Annual Convention is the first major physical event being organized by a stakeholder Association Post-Lockdown and approximately 350-400 delegates which includes Government dignitaries, prominent speakers from the industry, domestic tour operators, airlines, Hoteliers, Media are expected to attend this event from all over the country.
He added that the Convention will be inaugurated at 1700 hrs on 12th February 21 andon 13th February there will be business Sessions dealing with current topics on tourism, product presentations, B2B meeting with Travel, Tourism & Hospitality partners, besides an exhibition showcasing various travel products.
Singh said, “India has a robust domestic market which could soften the impact of COVID 19 as compared with nations that rely largely on international tourists. Post lockdown and as the control over the spread of pandemic is achieved, it is widely agreed fact that domestic tourism will recover faster than international tourism. Dekho Apna Desh is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism; the initiative is in line with the appeal of the Prime Minister made from the ramparts of Red Fort on 15th August 2019 in his speech asking every citizen to visit at least 15 destinations by the year 2022, to promote domestic tourism in India which is intended to enhance tourist footfalls in places of tourist interest so as to help develop the local economy.”