• Responsible & Sustainable tourism is the need of the hour in India
• Gujarat has wider scope for Tourism & Hospitality Industry.
24th June 2020 Ahmedabad: FICCI FLO Ahmedabad chapter is known for organizing insightful sessions for its Members. To continue their same trend, recently an enlightening session on “How to be a smart traveler post COVID-19″ was organized in the presence of Ms. Taruna Patel (Chairman & Committee Members, FICCI FLO Ahmedabad). Session was delivered by renowned travel expert Ms. Shoba Mohan (Founding Partner, RARE India)
Travel & Tourism industry is one of the worst affected industry during the global pandemic. There will be no surprise to see changes in many policies & terms for this industry in near future. During the interactive session, FLO Members discussed, what could be the travel trends post-COVID & also learned about the concept of responsible & sustainable tourism, which is the core foundation of RARE India.
During the session, Ms. Shoba Mohan (Founding partner, Rare India), threw some light on many facets related to travel and tourism. While talking about the sustainable market, she said, “It is a stable market, with many industrial opportunities. People can put ancient initiatives in it, which can create wonders for the travel industry; there are various ways to experience Real India.”
She further shared, “No usage of single-use plastic & safe garbage disposal, taking care of water heritage, wildlife & forest conservation, supporting low impact tourism, encouraging local community engagement by promoting their craft, art, folk & farm product, discovering local festivals & destination are the heart of responsible & sustainable tourism”
She further glorified about the best places that can be explored near Ahmedabad. Kathiwada Raj Mahal near Vadodara, Devigarh near Udaipur, Ranakpur in Rajasthan are among others. Gujarat has tourism in remote areas in boutique properties, which has indoor luxuries and outdoors with less local crowd, dust and large greenery with thick forest for peace & pleasure lovers.
She also spoke on the tourism campaigns by different states like “Bharat ka Dil Dekho” by Madhya Pradesh Government, “Kuch Pal Toh Gujaro Gujarat me” & “Kutch Nai Dekha to Kuch Nahi Dekha” by Government of Gujarat and “Dekho Apna Desh” by Government of India. The purpose of these campaigns is to accelerate local tourism in India and grab the attention of travelers.
While sharing her views on the topic, FLO Chairperson, Ms. Taruna Patel, shared, “As our honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi mentioned about his plans of visiting 15 destinations outside the state by 2022. Taking inspiration from that, we at FICCI FLO Ahmedabad have pledged to visit few of the best and sustainable places outside the state post COVID-19.”
Post COVID-19 the trend of local tourism will be excelling more than international tourism.
About FICCI FLO:
FLO the women’s wing of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), The Power to Empower Women, was established in 1983.
As an All India organization for women, FLO has 17 Chapters pan India, having membership of 8000 members, with its Head Office in New Delhi.