Lucknow, 17 November 2022: The go-ahead to the New Tourism Policy 2022 by Uttar Pradesh Cabinet is a very welcome decision, industry body CHATT said today.
‘Special focus on developing religious tourism circuits will give a big boost to pilgrimages and encourage people from across the country and the world to travel to Uttar Pradesh,’ said Anwar Shirpurwala, secretary general, Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry (CHATT).
‘With 22 new activities including adventure/eco-tourism/caravan tourism units, budget/heritage/star-rated hotels, homestays, pilgrimage dormitory, wellness resorts, all-weather seasonal camps and others given a place in the new policy, this will definitely help unleash the untapped tourism potential of Uttar Pradesh,’ said Anwar.
He further said, ‘Besides, the focus on promoting eco-tourism will lead to sustainable management of natural resources and also help in wildlife conservation, development of indigenous and local communities.’
The CHATT secretary general also complimented the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath as well as Tourism and Culture Minister, Jaiveer Singh for coming up with a very forward-looking and proactive tourism policy which will take the hospitality and travel sector in the state to new heights.
Anwar added that these policy initiatives would also attract more investments into the state, generate more employment opportunities for women and youth, boost the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and also help in the sustenance of micro-entrepreneurs engaged in various activities locally.
Established in July 2021, the Confederation of Hospitality, Technology, and Tourism Industry (CHATT) is a dynamic, proactive, and forward-looking institution. It seeks to act as a catalyst between the government and the new-age hospitality, tourism, and travel technology industry. As an industry association, CHATT will enable collaboration among small or big companies at the intersection of the hospitality, technology, and tourism industries. The focus is to provide digital access and technology interventions for micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses in the travel and tourism eco-space. CHATT aims to work with government, industry, and thought leaders to enable digital access and support to SMEs in the travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem. To shape the future of tourism by strongly leveraging innovation and digital technology and providing access to small firms in travel, tourism, and hospitality.
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