– globalbihari bureau
New Delhi: Government has extended the
It has also relaxed the approval period of all categories of tour operators (Inbound, Domestic, Adventure) travel agents and Tourist Transport Operators under its scheme of approving them to ensure quality and service, by six months on following conditions:
(i) The previous approval expired or the current approval expires during the period of 20
(ii) They applied for renewal before expiry of their current/previous approval.
It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Tourism classifies hotels under the star rating system to conform to the expected standards for different classes of tourists. Under this system, hotels are given a rating, from One Star to Three Star, Four and Five Star with or without alcohol, Five Star Deluxe, Heritage (Basic), Heritage (Classic), Heritage (Grand), Legacy Vintage (Basic), Legacy Vintage (Classic), Legacy Vintage (Grand) and Apartment Hotels, Home stays, Guest house etc. The classification/ certification is valid for period of five years.
The tourism ministry has taken these decisions “considering the current situation when the hospitality industry is going through a very difficult time in the wake of Covid 19 Pandemic and lockdown that has severely impacted the accommodation sector”.