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It’s High Time we give Tourism Sector & Travel Agents its Due Value and Recognition: TAAI President


Tourist circuit trains will be introduced in the northeast, covering all prominent locations of the region. Five Vistadome (train) services have already been introduced towards the goal of giving tourism a boost in the region. Studies are being conducted to establish strategic railway lines to highlight the beauty of northeast and to start more passenger, intercity and Jan Shatabdi Express like trains.

Jyoti Mayal TAAI
Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI

Sharing her opinions on “tourism boosting model” Jyoti Mayal President, TAAI said, “The north-eastern part is one of the most attractive destinations in context of tourist footfall and coming up with something like this would definitely add to it.”

“Promoting the rich heritage of northeast and showcasing its beautiful culture to the entire world has been an endeavour of the Railways and now is the time to fulfil those pending desires and promote our tourism sector,” she added.
Electrification of railway track has been completed up to Guwahati and further work is in progress; with no shortage of funds, INR 7,000 crore has been allocated this year for the ongoing railway projects in the northeast.

Commenting on which she mentioned that earlier this month, Prime Minister inaugurated the new terminal building of the Maharaja Bir Bikram international airport in Agartala, Tripura which is looked upon as a booster to the tourism of the northeast, and now this vistadome service project; both are excellent steps taken in the way of tourism sector.

“I have always said this and will continue voicing my opinion for the betterment of travel and tourism that it’s high time we give tourism sector & travel agents its due value and appreciate its role in contributing massively to the economy. Railways & Transportation plays a very important role in connecting the last mile to promote tourism & we definitely need to create the value network to bring in seamless travel & adopt one country one tax policy. We also need to appreciate the travel agents who are the true ambassadors of tourism & get the sector included in the concurrent list for industry status. As we are working towards better infrastructure & reinventing tourism, NOW is the time to further strengthen this sector to work more effectively & reimagine to re-establish travel & tourism to emerge as sustainable & self-sufficient” she further added.

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