Workshop on Sustainable Tourism and Best Practices in the Hospitality Industry hosted by TOFTigers & Chhattisgarh Tourism

Chhattisgarh Tourism, in collaboration with TOFTigers, recently organised a workshop on Sustainable Tourism, Best Practices in the Hospitality Industry, and Evaluation at New Circuit House, Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 31st May, with the aim to promote the sustainable tourism practices as a conservation tool. It was a full day workshop where all the stakeholders- accommodation providers, travel agents & NGOs were invited.

The workshop was inaugurated by Vice Chairman, Chhattisgarh Tourism Board- Shrimati Chitrarekha Sahu and MD, Shri Anil Kumar Sahu. Also, Chairman Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, Shri Atal Srivastava graced the occasion, who said “It was a good platform to get all stakeholders together, to think of ways in which sustainable Tourism can grow in the state and create livelihood opportunities for the locals.”

The speakers of the workshop were Ms. Ritu Makhija, TOFTigers Director Sustainability, and Ms. Chindu Chandran, TOFTigers Green Team Member and a Research Scholar. Both shared their expertise and experiences, providing practical insights and case studies of successful sustainable tourism projects. Their presentations emphasized the integration of sustainable practices within the hospitality industry and highlighted the instrumental role of certification in driving responsible tourism.

Shri Anil Kumar Sahu, MD of Chhattisgarh Tourism, expressed immense delight at the workshop’s success, saying, “We are thrilled with the success of this workshop and the level of engagement demonstrated by the participants. By bringing together industry professionals and promoting sustainable practices, we are fostering a responsible tourism culture that will benefit Chhattisgarh’s tourism industry in the long run.”

The event’s comprehensive program featured interactive sessions, panel discussions, and ample networking opportunities. It provided an ideal platform for participants to connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and forge valuable partnerships in their pursuit of sustainable tourism practices.

Dr. Shubdha Chaturvedi, Head – Communications and, Marketing & Promotions, stated that “Chhattisgarh Tourism remains steadfast commitment to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism, ensuring the preservation of the state’s rich cultural heritage and pristine natural landscapes.” In tandem, TOFTigers continues to play a pivotal role in advocating and supporting responsible tourism practices, contributing to wildlife conservation and forest preservation across the Indian subcontinent.

Read the workshop report here