New Delhi-Union Tourism Secretary Mrs Rashmi Verma said that the concept of tourist guide has changed world over and the new age tourist facilitators are ‘story tellers’. Ministry has launched Incredible India Tourist Facilitator Certification (IITFC) Programme in New Delhi.The Secretary added that this online programme will have lot of advantages like job creation for local people, harness the local experience and traditional knowledge and also it has the flexibility of any age or any place people to join.
This initiative will also ensure an enriching experience for the tourists, as this initiative will address the issue of shortage of tourist guides as well as it will provide a lot of competition which will further ensure in providing best tourist facilitators, the Secretary added.The online learning management programme has been developed by M/s Wipro Limited and the content supported by the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management.