Preserving India’s heritage
The 5th India Heritage Tourism Conclave ‘Making Incredible India – was held at Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The day-long conclave was organised by PHD Chamber and supported by the Ministry of Tourism (MOT). Special addresses were given by H.E. Sabit Subasic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ajay Data, Chairman, Rajasthan Chapter, PHD Chamber; Vijay Goel, President, Heritage India Foundation and former MP, and special guest Parvez Dewan, Advisor to the Governor, Jammu and Kashmir Government.
An extensive study on Tourism was also launched at the event. The first technical session saw discussions on “Opportunities and Challenges- Making Incredible India: Swachh, Sundar, Sashakt Bharat,” followed by a second session on “Importance of Start-ups in contributing to the restoration of Indian heritage and hospitality” and “Role of Royal families of India in preserving Indian heritage for across all genera-
Addressing the conclave, Anil Khaitan, Vice President, PHD Chamber, said, “16 airstrips in Rajasthan are not in use, these are in Jhunjhunu, Kolana, Lalgarh, Hamirgarh, Daura, Naugaul, Noon, Phalodi, Sirohi, Sojat, Sawai Madhopur, Tarapura, Mount Abu Road, Thana Gazi, Parihara and also that three airports, which are in the hands of private groups, have not started. We really need to work on this and improve connectivity. Small town connectivity has to be made; this will help increase tourism by leaps and bounds.”
Parvez Dewan, Advisor to the Governor, Jammu and Kashmir Government, said that there is a trend among hotels to have a sense of the place; this is well evinced in heritage hotels especially in Rajasthan. He urged hoteliers to definitely have a library in their hotels with books on heritage.