FAITH congratulates MOT on pathbreaking release of G20 Tourism & SDG dashboard

The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) congratulated the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) on the release of G20 Tourism and SDG dashboard. Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), recently unveiled the G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard. G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Culture and DONER, launched the dashboard at a virtual ceremony.

Developed under the leadership of India’s G20 Presidency and with the expert knowledge partnership of UNWTO, the dashboard is a testament to India’s commitment to sustainable tourism. It showcases best practices, case studies, and insights from G20 countries, all modeled for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dashboard is a lasting legacy of India’s G20 Presidency, reflecting its dedication to global collaboration and sustainable growth in the global tourism industry.

The G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard serves as a comprehensive online public platform, amalgamating the collective knowledge of the G20 Tourism Working Group. It consolidates the GOA Roadmap, survey results, case studies, and best practices from G20 countries. The dashboard offers insights into sustainable tourism practices and also provides a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and growth.

On this occasion FAITH chairman, Nakul Anand said “As someone deeply invested in the travel industry, I am constantly seeking platforms that offer genuine insights and actionable knowledge. The G20 Tourism and SDG Dashboard does exactly that. It’s a commendable initiative that will undoubtedly shape the future of travel, steering us towards more responsible and sustainable practices. Kudos to the team behind this!”

“Any such landmark event requires planning of the highest order. The diligent ideation and attention to detail undertaken by the Ministry of Tourism and the G20 Secretariat in the four tourism working group meetings and the final ministerial meeting, bringing all stakeholders together is praiseworthy. They simplified a huge task at various levels to enable swift action and implementation,” quoted an official release.

In order of their execution, the tourism working group meetings at Rann of Kutch, at Siliguri, at Srinagar and at Goa followed back to back by the ministerial meeting there, curated and integrated the local cuisines, cultures, costumes and customs of each of these destinations beautifully. A glowing tribute to the richness of each region.

“India’s market opportunity should now expand to more countries globally. The participation of delegates from different G20 nations will ensure source market expansion for India from each of these major developed markets across the world and also the European region. Tourist traffic will flow in from now just the main cities of these source markets but also satellite towns creating a healthy dispersal effect. This balance of large and emerging markets, long haul and short haul markets, leisure and specialised tourism segment markets, all will create an opportunity to expand tourism market communication, derisk source market and place the Indian product to a wider set of unaware customers. It will also set the stage for follow-up government-to-government, business to business and consumer-to-consumer communication from India with tourism industry stakeholders,” quoted a release.

“The Ministry of Tourism has walked the talk and brought to the fore their deep insights and knowledge that has exalted the golden aura of G20. The effort and enduring spirit of excellence have infused a sense of pride in the Indian tourism industry and enhanced confidence in FAITH and its association members that its $ 3 trillion tourism vision for India for 2047 is completely achievable,” added the release.

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