Paryatak Mitra: Training tourist facilitators
The Ministry of Tourism has started a 10-day long training programme for college-going students including those enrolled with the NCC & NSS, in the age group of 18-28 years. The programme will be implemented by the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, first at destinations identified under the PRASAD scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.
The course will attempt to inculcate appropriate tourism traits and knowledge among the trainees to enable them to act / work as Tourist Facilitators (Paryatak Mitra). The first batch commenced on January 12, 2016 at Varanasi. A similar 30-day training programme by IITTM will also be implemented to bring up tourist faciliators in the northeast states. It will target undergraduates in the age group of 18-28 years.