Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister says Tourism industry moving towards revival and can create livelihood opportunities for women
New Delhi, 21 August 2020: Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism and Culture spoke about empowering women in the tourism sector, at the signing of MoU of FLO FICCI Ladies Organization & TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India) with the Ministry of Tourism.
He said that the aim of signing this MoU is to skill and upskill women during these times, it is our responsibility. FLO and TAAI should share the women registration with MoT so that we can work collectively towards the upliftment and create livelihood opportunity for women.
“Tourism sector will start opening up and slowly recover from the crisis, as India is a preferred destination among tourists. Once the economy opens up further, we will soon move forward from survival to revival” said Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism and Culture
FLO & TAAI will be working together and be a facilitator in this process to connect eligible females with relevant stakeholders from training and specific verticals, for enhancing their livelihood opportunities and increasing self-awareness to support equal partnership in the nation’s growth
On signing the MoU Ms Jahnabi Phookan, National President, FICCI FLO said “With this MoU, FLO & TAAI aims to look at the systematic planning, skill enhancement and policy integration in the tourism sector to work towards our mission of creating sustainable livelihood for women’s economic upliftment, empowering women to become self-sufficient and job creators from mere job seekers.”
“We aim to work with the Ministry of Tourism in the promotion of domestic tourism by creating the awareness and civic responsibility of every citizen about traveling to at least 15 destinations within our country before 2022. The idea is to rediscover their own country, appreciate their own heritage and galvanize their own economy by being Vocal for Local”
“We need to train women in sustainable tourism, craft & tourism guide. TAAI is the only association in the tourism sector that has established women’s cell, that not only supports PM Modi’s vision ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ but also believes in supporting women so that they can contribute to the nation’s growth” said Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI,
Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) was incorporated during 1951, 4 years after Indian Independence. It continues most effectively with quality growth and ability to support industry growth. TAAI is India’s premier, nodal, largest and oldest Travel & Tourism Association.
TAAI’s membership of about 2,500+ leading Indian companies involved actively with Tourism brings to its members constant guidance from our 20 Regional Units, which is unique to TAAI and its development of Leadership. Each unit has an elected Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer to effectively administer. Member agencies get to meet regularly. We support road shows; presentations; interaction on industry updates, most effectively.
About FICCI FLO
FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence among women through workshops, seminars, conferences, training and capacity building programmers etc. As an All India Organisation for women, FLO has 17 Chapters pan India – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Northeast, Pune, Amritsar, Northeast & Uttarakhand, with its Head Office in New Delhi. Its members comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals and Corporate Executives.