Union Ministry of Tourism to evolve a Code of Conduct for all tourism service providers

23 November 2009

Union Ministry of Tourism has launched an initiative on ‘Safe and Honourable Tourism’ which would essentially promote the cause of protecting women and children from the negative aspects of Tourism.

This is a step towards evolving a Code of Conduct for all tourism service providers and protecting our culture, values and heritage to ensure long term sustainable and responsible tourism in India.

This initiative was launched at a meeting here chaired by Secretary Tourism and Chairman, PATA India Chapter Shri Sujit Banerjee in association with Save the Children India, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Equitable Tourism Option (EQUATIONS) and NEST India Foundation through the PATA India Chapter for its implementation as it is important and essential to enhance the country’s image and add more value to the Incredible India Campaign. Ministry of Tourism will also work with National Commission for Women in this regard.

It was decided at the meeting that sensitization programmes and awareness campaigns would be immediately launched and an Action Plan would be drawn up so as to have the Code of Conduct in place within 6 months.