Thursday, September 27, 2012

CHALTE CHALTE: Fast Moving Tourism on Wheels

Fast Moving Tourism on Wheels

Years back, the then Director Tourism of the Administration was sent to China on a study tour on the subject related to tourism development in Islands. The day he left Port Blair for China, his transfer order to Delhi reached Port Blair. However he returned back to Port Blair making himself enriched with many skills that could have helped the tourism sector to take off in the islands. But, the next day he was served with the order. Within a week, the said officer packed his luggage and returned to Delhi to join his new assignment with the Delhi Government. The assignment had nothing to do with any type of tourism, forget about island tourism.
'The officer, if married, would definitely have allowed his wife to sell/throw the study materials and his project work during his study tour to China Tour as garbage', said a local official of the Administration.
"The tourism in the island is still in nascent stage and we have miles to go. We have many proposals in the pipe-line' are statements of Delhite officials during 'Tourism Days' and other related occasions, who come here on 'Picnic-cum-duty tour' for a couple of years or so, sarcastically said a veteran journalist.
"Don't you worry man, the tourism in the islands is marching fast. Now most of such activities are on wheels since they are on Auto-Rickshaws and Omnis and definitely it will reach to its 'DESTINY', commented a 'High Value-Low Volume' activist. 
Three cheers for another government sponsored 'World Tourism Day' in the islands!

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