New Delhi: Ms Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India today said that the tourism and civil aviation ministries are engaging continuously to identify solutions and to implement them for the growth of both the sectors.
“The way forward is a focused approach for evolving tourist places under the aviation connectivity scheme and expanding existing routes under UDAN scheme including helicopter routes in hilly and north-eastern regions. This will provide good infrastructural support to the tourism sector,” said Ms Padhee.
She also added that the ministry of civil aviation is working to remove bottlenecks in remote and regional areas by providing proper navigation means, technology, better security and safety.
Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Past President, FICCI & Chair, FICCI Tourism Committee and CMD, Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, in her address said that increasing connectivity will boost tourism, adding that ‘one flight per day to Khajuraho will build the demand eventually’.
Mr. Dipak Deva, Co-Chair, FICCI Tourism Committee and MD, SITA, TCI & Distant Frontiers also presented his view on the growth of tourism in the country.
A FICCI-YES Bank knowledge paper on Tourism Infrastructure was also released by the dignitaries.