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  Participation In HT Tourism Conclave
 The 4th Edition of the Hindustan Times Tourism Conclave was held on 6th and 7th September, 2022 at the National Capital of the country.
The prestigious event organized by HT since 2019, the leading newspaper group, has been one of the most important platforms for the stake holders of the tourism industry, illustrious minds and visionaries to come together and share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions for the betterment of the business in a sustainable manner.
As the event was held in physical mode after a gap of 3 years, the main objective was to bring together the industry players with political leadership and policy makers to share their outlook on redefining tourism ecosystem and engaging travellers in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy.
The discussions during the 2 day event were slated to center on the theme“Re-thinking Tourism for The Future: Sustainability, Digital Transition & Greener Tourism System at Grassroots & Global Level.”
Among the prominent guest speakers during the event were Mr. Arvind Singh, Secretary (Tourism), Mrs. Rajni Hasija, Chairman & Managing Director (IRCTC), Mr. Martin Nydeggar, CEO, Switzerland Tourism and Mr. Ajay Singh, Managing Director, SpiceJet.
Mrs. Rajni Hasija, Chairman & Managing Director (IRCTC), participated as panel speaker on the topic – Railways and Airlines Coping with the Changing Demands of the Travelers and enlightened the audience with her thoughts during the session.
While addressing the attendees of the event during the session, Mrs. Rajni Hasija, mentioned that conduction of the conclave by HT in physical mode after a gap of three years gave a feeling of triumph over the horrendous unprecedented pandemic which had paralyzed the entire world. She further mentioned that it is the sheer perseverance of this human race and its spirit of demonstrating extreme resilience against all odds which has made it possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel wherein the community has again started living normal lives, but with caution.
Mrs. Rajni Hasija said that the travel and tourism industry was the worst affected due to Covid-19 pandemic as it had come to a grinding halt. During the first wave of pandemic in 2020, IRCTC recommenced catering operations with in 15 passenger trains wherein only need-based travelling was permitted, said Mrs. Rajni Hasija, adding that there were massive cancellations as far as inbound tourism was concerned.
In context with the topic of the session Mrs. Rajni Hasija said that she was immensely proud to be associated with Indian Railways for around 3 1⁄2 decades which is the fourth largest rail network in the world. Her association of 34 years with the national carrier of India made her witness
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