Training human resources as skilled persons are the intensive need of hour in tourism industry. The coordination between academia and industry is much awaited activity for quality tourism education and efforts of creating employment. In advertising of tourist places,destination and nation oriented approachis required, rather thanthe state specific approach. This view is expressed by VinodZutshi, the Ex- Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, and an IAS officer (Rtd.) on Sunday, in the Academic Activity Centre, Chauras Campus, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal. Mr. Zutshi was addressing the gathering in the valedictory session of one week National Workshop on Tourism and Hospitality Services Management, organized by the Faculty Development CentreunderPanditMadan Mohan Malaviya National Mission of Teachers and Training, MHRD, Govt. of India during February 25 to March 03, 2019. Mr. Zutshi further aidedthat the tourism industry requires updating destination link road, easy travel facility, destination management, appropriate communication means, safety-security, hygiene; and sustainable development as well as pollution issues should be kept in mind. Uttarakhand could be attractive destinationsfor Religious, Adventurous and Health tourism.
While presenting the concise report of the workshop, Prof. Indoo Pandey Khanduri, Director, Faculty Development Centre said that 10 resource persons from Higher Education Institutions and corporate sector of Maharashtra, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand deliberated and discussed the tourism related issues during 42 hours divided into 28 lectures. They addressed on the issues of various trends of tourism and hospitality industry in terms of challenges, opportunities, destination promotion, use of ICT, need of serious researches and its required methodology. The workshop was successfully completed by 24 teacher participants from eight states; Karnataka, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Prof. SC Bagri, Dean, School of Management, HNB Garhwal University emphasized the need of serious research efforts as also research methodology as per requirement of the research destinations and areas. Prof. Bagri was presiding over the session. He, further, said that the reputation of any academic institutions depends upon the quality of its research output.
The session was convened by Dr. Rahul Kunwar Singh, Assistant Director, Faculty Development Centre, the welcome address was presented by Dr. Dhananjay Kumar, Assistant Director, Faculty Development Centre. Vote of thanks was given by Dr.Kavita Bhatt, and the introduction of the chief guest was cited by Dr. Vijay Prakash Bhatt, Research Associates of Faculty Development Centre.