Tourism Ministry Signs MoU with IRCTC to Boost Hospitality and Tourism

Industry Watch | November 19, 2021 | News

Ministry of Tourism Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)

In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the hospitality and tourism industry post pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 10 November 2021.

The signing was witnessed by Deputy Director General (Hotels & Restaurants), Ministry of Tourism and JGM, Tourism, IRCTC in the presence of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism.

The event was organised as per the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism and Quality Council of India (QCI) for implementing measures for strengthening the hospitality and tourism industry.

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 & Training for the Hospitality Industry).

The intent is to 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.

Earlier, the Ministry of Tourism had signed similar MoUs with travel ticketing portals EaseMyTrip, Cleartrip,, MakeMyTrip and Goibibo.

Primary objective is to provide extensive visibility to accommodation units which have self-certified themselves on SAATHI.

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