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New Tourism Foundation, a non-profit registered body, is bringing the first-of-its-kind, inaugural edition of Tourism Students Festival (TSF’20), a two-day virtual event to be held on 16th and 17th October 2020. This is the first time that an event of this magnitude is being organized in this sector bringing together industry, academia, government, and the students to discuss on accelerating growth of tourism in the country.

TSF’ 20 will have over 200+ speakers and 1300+ guests from across the spectrum participating in the same. There will be both Indian and foreign tourism students, stalwarts in the government, industry and academia at the event. The sessions will focus on understanding the new developments in the travel and tourism industry and expectations in a post-COVID scenario.

Vinod Zutshi, IAS (Retd)

Some interesting sessions to look forward to include those on Responsible Tourism; Tourism entrepreneurship, skilling for the new normal including tourism journalism, along with health and safety; and adventure tourism, among other things. All stakeholders in the travel and tourism domain been invited under one umbrella.

Speaking about the event, Mr. Vinod Zutshi, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India, President New Tourism Foundation and Chairman, TSF’20, said, “TSF’20 will provide some great insights on the new normal in the tourism industry including skilling and other aspects. It will be two days of interesting discussions on the way forward in this industry and finding solutions and better opportunities through public-private partnerships in this segment.”

Sanjay Soni

Adding further, Mr. Sanjay Soni, Vice Chairman, TSF’20 said, “This initiative has come at a very opportune time. This is a period when every industry is undergoing a transition in terms of both work and new opportunities. This is a unique event bringing together both veterans and upcoming professionals on a single platform. This event is set to change the face of Indian travel and tourism industry by creating a nexus of budding professionals and other stakeholders including academia and governments.”

TSF’20 has been given ‘Incredible India’ Logo Support by Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. The event is supported by TAAI, ITDC, OTOAI, ADTOI, ATOAI, RTSOI, Public Relations Society of India and URJA as ‘Thought Partners’. Galgotia University, Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University are the Supporting Institutions and Le Meridien, Pride Hotels and 5th Element Hospitality are the F&B Partners of TSF’20.

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