The Goa state directorate of tourism has adopted an online Incredible India Tourist Facilitator (IITF) certification programme designed by the Ministry of Tourism. A statement issued by the directorate said this is a digital initiative that aims for the creation of an online learning platform to facilitate tourism learning at the candidate’s own time, space, path and pace, eventually paving the way for the creation of certified tourist facilitators and guides for Maharashtra tourism.
The basic online course will be available in Hindi and English with seven modules of various tourism aspects. The overall programme registration fee would be Rs 2,000 while the examination fee will be Rs 500, the statement added.
DoT will refund the programme fee of Rs 2,000 to those who complete the programme. Candidates between the 18 and 40 with a minimum standard XII passing and candidates aged above 40 years should have passed at least standard X, will be eligible for the programme.