New Delhi, August 20, 2021: India's Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MakeMyTrip to promote hotels and stay properties that have self-certified themselves on SAATHI (System for Assessment, Awareness & Training for the Hospitality Industry) on the platform.
As per the MoU, MakeMyTrip will work closely with the Tourism Ministry to encourage accommodation properties to register on National Integrated Database of Hospitality Industry (NIDHI). These properties will later be recognized with a SAATHI badge. The partnership also focuses on encouraging local tourism and hospitality industry to follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines and practices as outlined by the Government. MakeMyTrip will also support the Ministry of Tourism by providing valuable information on properties that can help in designing evidence based & targeted policy measures - with an aim to promote safe and sustainable tourism.
Commenting on the partnership, Rajesh Magow, Co-founder & Group CEO of MakeMyTrip said, 'We are honored to partner with the Ministry of Tourism to provide visibility to accommodation units which have self-certified themselves on SAATHI, thereby encouraging local tourism and hospitality partners to follow COVID-19 safety protocols and health guidelines. As India's preferred travel company, we will endeavour to partner with Government at various touchpoints to promote tourism and hospitality sector.'
The signing of the MoU was done in the presence of Shri Rakesh Kumar Verma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism; Shri Sanjay Singh, Deputy Director General (H&R), Ministry of Tourism; Dr. A Raj, Senior Director, QCI; Shri Mohit Singh, Deputy Director, QCI; Dr. Mahavir Prasad Tiwari, Deputy Director, QCI; Abhishek Logani, Chief Business Officer-Hotels, MakeMyTrip (India) Private Limited; and Venkatesh Ramakrishna, SVP - Corporate Affairs, MakeMyTrip (India) Private Limited.
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