Year End Review 2020 by Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India

68 webinars organized by M/o Tourism till date under Dekho Apna Desh Series; series continue to provide thrust to the rich culture of tourism in India with a viewership of over 3 lakh, Dekho Apna Desh Series gets a huge thumbs up.

SAATHI initiative launched to assist the hospitality industry to continue to operate safely and instill confidence about the safety of the hotel/unit in view of COVID-19 caused disruptions.

34399 accommodation units registered on the NIDHI portal so far

‘Stranded in India’ portal reaches out to thousands of stranded foreign tourists and extends support during COVID-19 lockdown

Several important projects under PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan scheme completed and inaugurated

The major highlights of the Ministry of Tourism during the year 2020 are as follows:

“Bharat Parv”: Ministry of Tourism organized the “Bharat Parv” at the Gyan Path and Red Fort Ground, Delhi from 26th to 31st January 2020, as a part of the Republic Day Celebrations. The theme of the Bharat Parv was ‘150 Years of Mahatma’ and ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’.
Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification Programme: Ministry of Tourism has launched the Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) Certification Programme, a Pan-India online learning program accessible from different digital devices.

Conference on Destination Management and Community Participation: Ministry of Tourism organized a Conference on Destination Management and Community Participation on 13th–14th February 2020 at Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
Incredible India Website launched: The Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) launched the Incredible India Website in Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish languages to attract tourists from these regions.

‘Dekho Apna Desh’: The Ministry of Tourism launched the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ initiative in January 2020 with the objective of creating awareness among the citizens about the rich heritage and culture of the country and encourage citizens to travel within the country.

‘Stranded in India’ portal: The Ministry of Tourism set up a portal ‘Stranded in India’ with a view to facilitate and extend support to foreign tourists who were stranded in the country on account of cancellation of flights/lockdown.
The Ministry of Tourism has initiated photography/videography of important tourism and cultural sites using Drone cameras during the lockdown to get the best footage, and at a time when the pollution level is at its lowest.
‘International Day of Yoga’ (IDY): The Ministry of Tourism carried out several activities on the central theme “Yoga @ home & Yoga with family” to mark the ‘International Day of Yoga’ (IDY).

NIDHI: Ministry of Tourism has created the National Integrated Database of Hospitality Industry (NIDHI) to get a clear picture of the geographical spread of the Hospitality Sector, its size, structure, and existing capacity
SAATHI: In order to ensure adherence with the COVID-19 safety and hygiene protocol, MoT has undertaken an initiative called SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness & Training for Hospitality Industry) in association with the Quality Council of India (QCI)

Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel held a virtual meeting with 34 State Tourism Ministers/Officials in New Delhi on 15th& 16th October 2020.

“Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project Inaugurated: Union Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually inaugurated the “Thenzawl Golf Resort” Project implemented under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.

“Development of Pilgrimage Amenities at Somnath, Gujarat” project:
“Tourist Facilitation Centre”:  Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism & Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” facility constructed under the project “Development of Guruvayur, Kerala.”

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat: The Ministry of Tourism has been regularly working to promote the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat through various activities.

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