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Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO, Yatra, and others launch industry association for COVID-19 recovery

The COVID-1 9 pandemic has exerted an enormous impact on the tourism, cordiality and technology industry worldwide. To entitle smaller motorists in the ecosystem, wandering and cordiality tech players including Airbnb, EaseMyTrip, OYO and Yatra, have come together to launch Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry( CHATT ).

CHATT represents the hospitality and travelling ecosystem, and will serve as a unified tone to strengthen advocacy to build the right framework for India's resilient tourism industry. The newly formed industry association aims to promote domestic tourism, contribute the digital translation of tourism related businesses and operating sits, proactively participate via advocacy programmes to be a envisioned lead, and channel educational training courses and helpful programmes to all industry segments.

The association comprises startup benefactors and business leaders such as Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager, Airbnb - India, Southeast Asia, Hong kong residents and Taiwan; Nishant Pitti, Co- Founder& CEO - EaseMyTrip.com; Rohit Kapoor, CEO - OYO India& Southeast Asia; and Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder and CEO - Yatra.com. chatt


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In a virtual digital start happen hosted by CHATT, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister for Tourism and Culture( Independent Charge ), Government of India, attended as the Chief Guest. He lauded the process of the new-age technology, tour and cordiality corporations who have come together to promote the interest of the smallest and often under-represented operators and work together with the government on various fronts in this space.

While launching CHATT, the minister said,

“CHATT’s formation is a landmark decision to boost India’s robust domestic tourist market and patronize small hotel partners, homeowners, negotiators to expand their presents gratifying to the demands of sightseers. The Tourism Ministry is continuously making efforts to procreate the data used of inns, home-stays on the unified portal - NIDHI to benefit tourists and CHATT will frisk a crucial role in it. Vaccination is going to drive the tourism sector's revival and we are working on a dres program and setting up protocols for travellers getting vaccinated against COVID-1 9. ”

In a statement, the industry association said that every member will be able to access all CHATT resources and benefits, including participation in year-round programmes, signature business happens, access to the travel-tech ecosystem, including the experts and regional makes among others.

Edited by Anju Narayanan

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