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FAITH requests Ministry of Tourism to dedicate travel & hospitality staff in India as frontline COVID warriors for vaccination irrespective of age criteria

New Delhi, April 08, 2021: FAITH the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA wants all tourism, travel & hospitality staff to be designated as Covid warriors and be vaccinated irrespective of their age.

Indian tourism is entering the peak holiday season 2021 for domestic travel in India which is historically estimated to generate more than 60% domestic tourism business. In a few months we will also be entering the October – March season which is the peak season for inbound travel accounting for conventionally more than an estimated 70% of the tourism business.

To get into a state of readiness, FAITH has requested to be put in motion the policy that all tourism, travel & hospitality staff in India be dedicated as frontline Covid warriors and be allowed to be vaccinated at all sites of tourism, travel & hospitality companies irrespective of their age criteria.

This will send a strong message of Indian Tourism getting ready to receive visitors in a safe and responsible manner. This can also be the cornerstone of Indian Tourism’s tactical communication strategy and will be a big competitive advantage and a key selling point for revival for all segments.

FAITH has requested this to be taken up with the PMO and health ministry and for advice to all state governments accordingly.

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