MoU inked with Online Travel Companies to strengthen hospitality, tourism industry

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/16/2021 4:37:33 PM National

New Delhi, Apr 16: Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cleartrip and Ease My Trip to strengthen the Hospitality & Tourism Industry especially in the times of the pandemic.
The pact, signed on April 15, 2021, aimed at providing extensive visibility to accommodation units which have self-certified themselves on SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness & Training for the Hospitality Industry) on the OTA platform, Ministry of Tourism said in a statement on Friday.
It also outlined both parties to encourage units to register on NIDHI and thereby on SAATHI and encourage local tourism industry with appropriate safeguards for curbing spread of COVID-19.
The idea is also to gather more information on accommodation units in order to gain actionable insights & designing evidence based & targeted policy measures and to promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism.
The Ministry of Tourism & the Online Travel Companies will endeavour to take necessary steps to encourage and promote strategic and technical co-operation in the tourism sector for overall benefit in the identified areas through the MoU.
The signing ceremony was conducted in the presence of Rakesh Kumar Verma, JS, MoT; B.B. Dash, Director (H&R), MoT; Dr A Raj & Mohit Singh from Quality Council of India (QCI); Vipin Shah, Vice President, Ease My Trip and Sriram V, Business Head, Cleartrip Private Limited.

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