“New India. Travel” conclave vows to support the Tourism industry for revival

Skal India in association with ASSOCHAM organised a physical event dubbed as “New India. Travel” at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bengaluru, on August 27 to facilitate the revival of the travel and tourism industry. The motto of the event was “We Stand Together” and extended full support to the travel and tourism industry against the backdrop of devastating loss the pandemic has inflicted. The Government of Karnataka extended full support to the organisers of the event.

In his welcome speech, Carl Vaz, President, SKAL International India, said, “It is our responsibility to bring back the normalcy. And it is important not only for the corporates but also for the livelihood of the common man. We are actively engaging with the Central and State Governments. We will come back Stronger”

Speaking at the event, Anand Singh, Minister of Tourism, Govt of Karnataka, said, “The state has completed 50% vaccination but people are still scared to travel. Karnataka is preparing for tourism but tourists should be careful about what they are bringing to the destination. Travel agents should train tourists on what a destination expects from them.”

Describing the event as a perfect platform for the tourism industry, Pankaj Kumar Pandey, IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt of Karnataka said, “Government of Karnataka has always supported tourism, within the country and beyond. This conclave is a perfect way to express the support to the industry.”

Vineet Agarwal, President ASSOCHAM, said, “ASSOCHAM is focusing on creating this event as a platform to invite insights and recommendations from various stakeholders, strengthening the ecosystem for domestic tourism.”

The event also witnessed interesting panel discussions on various topics -Let’s inject confidence- Health and safety in tourism, Connecting tourism with the corporate world, Action plan for stakeholders, Voice of self-reliant India.

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