Ministry of Tourism Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation to Strengthen the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in the Country | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Tourism, in its continued efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 10.11. 2021. The Ministry of Tourism has already signed similar memoranda of understanding with Easy My Trip, Cleartrip,, Make My Trip and Goibibo.

The main objective of this MOU is to provide extended visibility to accommodation units, which have self-certified on SAATHI (Evaluation, Awareness and Training System for the Hospitality Industry) on the OTA platform . The MoU also provides that both parties encourage units to register on NIDHI and therefore SAATHI and encourage the local tourism industry with appropriate safeguards to curb the spread of COVID-19. The idea is also to gather more information on accommodation units in order to gain actionable insights and design targeted and evidence-based policy measures and promote safe, honorable and sustainable tourism.

The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Deputy Director General (hotels and restaurants), Ministry of Tourism and JGM, Tourism, IRCTC in the presence of the co-secretary, Ministry of Tourism. The event was organized in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and the Quality Council of India (QCI) for the implementation of measures to strengthen the Indian hospitality and tourism industry .

The Ministry of Tourism and IRCTC will endeavor to take the necessary measures to encourage and promote strategic and technical cooperation in the Indian hospitality and tourism sector for overall benefit in the areas identified through the Protocol of ‘OK.

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