‘Need to boost quality of services at tourist destinations’
Anup Wadhawan, additional secretary with ministry of commerce and industries, said both the state and central governments need to improve the quality of services at tourist spots to boost economynoida Updated: Feb 17, 2017 22:38 IST
Anup Wadhawan, additional secretary with ministry of commerce and industries, on Friday said both the state and central government need to improve the quality of services to boost economy.
“If we improve quality of services at tourism destinations in any state, we can tap international tourists in a big way. For example, if we streamline hygiene levels, safety and other services, we can certainly attract more foreign tourists at all tourist destinations. And it goes for places Uttar Pradesh too, which are not serviced well,” Wadhawan said at an event in Noida.
The ministry of commerce and industry will organise a global exhibition on services from April 17-20 at Greater Noida’s India Expo Centre & Mart.
“Today, we have organised this Noida event to make stakeholders aware of our exhibition so that they can participate and make good use of the event. Such events are also being organised in many cities to make people aware of the exhibition,” Sangeeta Saxena, additional economic adviser, ministry of commerce and industries, said.
To begin with, the officials screened a film on a global exhibition on services and, later, they spoke of the objectives of the event.
“Today, the world is increasingly focusing on services. Therefore, India also needs to tap the potential that lies in the service sector. The exhibition will make people aware about the obstacles, opportunities and benefits in this sector. We need to provide our services to a global audience to make financial gains. And all countries will gain if we work together on the service sector,” Wadhawan said.
He said the country is doing excellently in the medical sector as many patients from other countries now come to Delhi-NCR and other cities, including Noida, to get the best medical services that India offers.
“Similarly, we need to improve our services in other sectors such as accountancy, legal field, tourism and IT,” Wadhawan said.
First Published: Feb 17, 2017 22:37 IST