Tourism Ministry Signs MoU with MakeMyTrip, Ibibo to Boost Hospitality

Industry Watch | August 23, 2021 | News

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In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry in times of the pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MakeMyTrip and Ibibo Group on 17 August 2021.

The signing was witnessed by Rakesh Kumar Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism; Sanjay Singh, Deputy Director General (H&R), Ministry of Tourism; Dr A Raj, Senior Director, QCI; Mohit Singh, Deputy Director, QCI; Dr Mahavir Prasad Tiwari, Deputy Director, QCI; and Abhishek Logani, Chief Business Officer (Hotels), and Venkatesh Ramakrishna, SVP (Corporate Affairs), MakeMyTrip (India) and Ibibo Group.

The primary objective of this MoU is to provide an extensive visibility to accommodation units, which have self-certified themselves on SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness and Training for the Hospitality Industry). SAATHI was initiated by the Tourism Ministry in partnership with QCI in late 2020, to sensitise industry on Covid19 safety protocols and give employees and guests confidence to travel. The MoU signing was done under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism and QCI.

It will also gather more information on accommodation units in order to gain actionable insights and design evidence-based and targeted policy measures and to promote safe, honourable and sustainable tourism, informed an official statement.

The Ministry of Tourism has already signed MoUs with EaseMyTrip, Cleartrip and Yatra.com.

Primary objective is to provide an extensive visibility to accommodation units; follows similar memorandums signed with EaseMyTrip, Cleartrip and Yatra.com.

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