The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) launched the Madhya Pradesh Chapter, its 11th, on September 8. Atul Singh, Business Head, Travel Connection India, was appointed as the Chapter Chairman.
ADTOI’s 11th Chapter was recently launched in a ceremony held at Minto Hall, Bhopal, where Surendra Singh Baghel, Tourism Minister of Madhya Pradesh, was the Chief Guest. Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, also graced the occasion with his presence. Addressing the gathering on the day, PP Khanna, President, ADTOI, said, “Opening the new chapter gives us an opportunity to work closely with Madhya Pradesh Tourism to promote the state as a domestic destination. The investment policy in the state is one of the best in the country, offering an opportunity to investors and tour operators to venture into new business verticals.”
Atul Singh, Business Head, Travel Connection India, who has been appointed as the Chapter Chairman, shared his vision for it, highlighting the significance of ‘food, forts and festivals’ in the state. He said, “At this juncture, domestic tourism is increasing and domestic tourists are looking for different destinations to explore. With an ADTOI Chapter in Madhya Pradesh, we can easily coordinate with the nodal and central bodies, while learning about new products and destinations that can be promoted across India. We can also help other Chapters as they help us, and offer better services while sharing knowledge.”
On the occasion, Baghel spoke about the state’s new tourism policy that is on the anvil, and how it would open new avenues and employment opportunities in the sector. “We will also do joint promotions with tour operators for the destination. Apart from that, we will promote weddings as well as heritage hotels,” he added.