September 26, 2022

Celebrating World Tourism Day

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The special day aimed at creating awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value was marked by expert talk, panel discussion and quiz. The Chief Guest Mr. Kumar Pushkar, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests APCCF, Wildlife and CEO, Karnataka EcoTourism Board articulated the importance of promoting native tourist destinations and called upon students to visit tourist destinations in India. The panel discussion on Destination Attractiveness of Karnataka for Domestic Tourism featured Mr. Ayyappa Somaiah, President of SKAL International Bangalore 407, Mr. Joseph K Jose, Pathfinder senior vice president, Mr. Anurag Gupta, founder of global trade fairs and convention, Mr. Mohan Kumar PK, SKAL Asia - director PR and communications, Ms. Jyothi Varma Ventures Pvt Ltd - director outreach, Mr. Pavan Jain Director of Trippy Escapes.

The discussion highlighted the importance of last mile connectivity, role of students and stakeholders to preserve natural flora and fauna, exploring new destinations within the country, using technology to promote destinations and improve accessibility and celebration of diversity and richness of our nation. SKAL is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. The department of BBA-HEM organized the event in association with SKAL International, Bangalore and India Tourism, Karnataka at RR campus on September 23, 2022.