Tourism ‘Chintan Shivir’ ends on a successful note in New Delhi

 Saturday, April 1, 2023 


The two-day Chintan Shivir ‘Tourism in Mission Mode: Convergence and Public Private Partnership’, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, concluded on March 30th with fruitful discussions on a wide range of challenges and opportunities for tourism sector development, with active participation of states, industry associations, and industry leaders. The course had 11 knowledge sessions split across two days that covered a wide range of subjects.

G Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and DoNER, appreciated the conference attendees for being a part of the Chintan Shivir and providing innovative insights and tactics that may be used nationwide to execute Tourism in Mission Mode in India.

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, ended the two-day Chintan Shivir by discussing the upcoming 1st Global Tourism Investors Conference and the significant inputs gathered from stakeholders to push forward the aim of growth in India’s tourism sector. He emphasised the significance of the year 2023, with India taking the G20 presidency as well as the Chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The Ministry recently hosted the ‘SCO Tourism Ministers’ Conference’ in Kashi (Varanasi), which has been designated as the SCO’s first cultural capital.

Moreover, he emphasised that the first Global Tourism Investors Summit (GTIS) will be hosted in New Delhi from the 17th to the 19th of May 2023 under the auspices of India’s G20 Presidency. It will serve as a venue for interaction between global and local business leaders, as well as for exploring investment prospects in the Indian tourism and hospitality sectors.

Deliberations in different sessions included the topics of Convergence of Government Programs in developing different sectors, Developing Homestays, Souvenirs, and Tourist Guides and Developing Adventure Tourism and Rural Tourism in the Country.

Travel industry associations like Adventure Tour Operator Association of India (ATOAI) and several State Governments of Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Uttarakhand and UT of Ladakh participated in the discussion and presented case studies.

The concluding sessions of Chintan Shivir ideated on developing niche tourism products such as promotion of Homestays, souvenirs, tourist guides, adventure & rural tourism.

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