ITDC invites State Tourisms for a Round Table to take Tourism Industry to new heights
The Management of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), the public sector undertaking under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism invited State Tourism Corporations/Departments from Pan India for a Round Table to find possible solutions to develop tourism for respective states leading to overall growth of Indian Tourism Industry at The Ashok.
The Session was presided over by Ms Ravneet Kaur, IAS, Chairperson & Managing Director, ITDC in presence of Mr. Piyush Tiwari, Director Commercial & Marketing, ITDC; and other respective heads of the divisions. Mr. Shivdular Singh Dhillon, IAS, CEO, Punjab Heritage Tourism Promotion Board and Mr. Suman Thapa, SCS, CEO, Sikkim Tourism Development Board were among the senior delegates that attended the meeting. Other State Tourism Corporations/Departments present in the meeting were from states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Tripura.
The Agenda of the meeting was to discuss the possible areas of synergies for collaboration between ITDC and State Tourism authorities that can yield and contribute to overall development of Tourism Industry in the country to enhance tourist convenience and overall experience. Strategic Business Units of ITDC – Ashok Consultancy and Engineering Services, Sound and Light Show, Ashok Travels & Tours, Ashok Events, Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management presented the wide spectrum of services through which State Tourisms can collaborate with ITDC.
ITDC is a nodal execution agency of Ministry of Tourism for various tourism infrastructural development projects. Ashok Consultancy & Engineering Services (ACES) has made considerable contribution in the overall progress of ITDC through execution of many renovation and infrastructural projects. It has actively participated in development of tourist destinations and circuits as sanctioned by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India
The Sound & Light Show (SEL) division of ITDC is ISO 9001:2015 certified for implementation of sound and light show at different historical monuments and other important tourist destinations besides various creative projects. It also undertakes projects related to lighting of monuments and impact assessment study.
Ashok Travels and Tours is an approved travel agency of Government of India and provide various travel related services like air ticketing, transport, cargo, tours and travels etc.
The Ashok Events Division is a preferred event management agency. It manages events, conferences and exhibitions both at National and International level for Ministries (Govt. of India) and various Government Bodies. Ashok Events has executed some of the major events which include Bharat Parv at Red Fort and India Gate; Launch of Swayam by Hon’ble President of India; National Handloom Day by Ministry of Textiles at Guwahati, Assam; Paryatan Parv Closing extravaganza at India Gate Lawns; and many more.
AIH&TM, the HRD Division of ITDC is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Institute. It has now expanded, as Hospitality training institute for Ministry of Tourism, Prime Minister’s House, President’s House, State Bhawans, IRCTC and State Tourisms.
About India Tourism Development Corporation:
ITDC was incorporated in 1966 with a mandate to develop and expand tourism infrastructure in the country. The Corporation has been moving ahead with consistent efforts on development, growth and world-class services and amenities to its guests. Apart from running Hotels, the ITDC has diversified into non-hotel sectors like Ticketing, Tours and Travels, Event Management, Duty-Free Shopping, Publicity & Printing Consultancy, Engineering Consultancy, mounting Sound & Light Shows, Hospitality education and skill development– all under one roof.