Mr. Vikram Madhok has been elected as the next Chairman of the PATA Industry Council for the term May 2016 – 17.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our Honorary Treasurer Mr. Vikram Madhok has been elected as the next Chairman of the PATA Industry Council for the term May 2016 – 17. In addition to assuming this global responsibility Vikram will also sit on the PATA Executive Board. This development will give our Chapter prominence in the PATA world and strong voice in Tourism Forums.
Mr. Madhok has had an illustrious career and over the year specialized in luxury tourism and hospitality. He has served on PATA India Chapter for over 20 years and was also the Chairman of World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) India initiative. He has also held important positions like President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (NI), EC Member – IATO & several other positions.
Please join me in congratulating Mr. Madhok on his new appointment and support his efforts and initiatives in the Tourism Industry
PATA India Chapter
Press Release pursuant to the seminar held on 5th April, 2016 at The PARK, New Delhi, by Mr Mario Hardy, CEO-PATA and Mr John Koldowski, Advisor to PATA, Bangkok.
Ministry of Tourism Government of India launched ‘Swachh Paryatan Mobile App’
25 ADARSH SMARAK MONUMENTS PROTECTED BY ASI IDENTIFIED FOR INCLUSION IN THE APP INITIALLY – DR. MAHESH SHARMA
NEW DELHI, February 22, 2016 – “Swachh Parayatan Mobile App” was launched by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism & Culture and Minister of State for Civil Aviation at a function here today. This project is being implemented by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India through DeGS and NIC. This Mobile App is available on Google Search Engine as ‘Swachh Paryatan’ and initially it is available on Android Phones and very soon it will be available on Apple and Microsoft also. This mobile app shall be monitored by the Project Monitoring Unit of Swachh Bharat Mission in Ministry of Tourism.
Addressing on the occasion, Dr. Sharma said that since the general public and the tourists are the largest stakeholders in keeping the monuments clean, the Ministry of Tourism has decided to facilitate the general public to communicate their complaints about any unclean area/garbage piles in and around tourist destinations. He opined that till all stakeholders don’t contribute, such project will not succeed.
The Minister informed that the recently launched Tourist Infoline is getting 11,181 responses daily and is very successful. He dwelt upon many initiatives launched by his Ministry for the benefits of Tourists. He said that the Domestic Tourism has also immense opportunities like International Tourism. That is why the suggestions from public and tourists are solicited on this Mobile App.
Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, M/o Tourism in his address said that year 2016 has begun with good news in Tourism sector. A Mega Tourism Summit is expected in July-August this year which will boost the Tourism Sector. He said that M/o Tourism and M/o Culture will work together to make this Mobile App a success.
To start with, 25 Adarsh Smarak Monuments protected by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have been identified for inclusion in the app. The application would be scaled up to include more monuments. This mobile app enables the citizens and tourists to take photograph of garbage at the monument and upload the same along with their remarks. The application then sends an SMS to the ASI Nodal Officer concerned with the monument, upon receipt of which the Nodal Officer gets the garbage cleared/removed. The Nodal Officer, thereafter, sends confirmation about the redressal of the complaint through an SMS to the complainant.
|SNO||LIST OF 25 MONUMENTS COVERED UNDER SWACHH PARYATAN MOBILE APP|
|1.||Leh Palace, Leh, J&K||14.||Jageshwar Temples, Uttarakhand|
|2.||Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi||15.||Sravasti, Uttar Pradesh|
|3.||Qutub Minar Complex, New Delhi||16.||Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh|
|4.||Red Fort, Delhi||17.||Vaishali-Kolhua, Bihar|
|5.||Hazardwari Palace,Murshidabad, West Bengal||18.||Khajuraho Western Gropu Complex, Madhya Pradesh|
|6.||Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu||19.||Jahaz Mahal Parisar,Mandu, Madhya Pradesh|
|7.||Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Maharastra||20.||Martand Temple, Kashmir|
|8.||Red Fort, Delhi||21.||Vaishali-Kolhua, Bihar|
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