Guidelines for recognition as approved inbound Tour Operator

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GUIDELINES FOR RECOGNITION / RENEWAL OR EXTENSION AS AN APPROVED INBOUND TOUR OPERATOR (ITO)
[Revised with effect from 18th July 2011]

The aims and objectives of the scheme for recognition of Inbound Tour Operator (ITO) are to encourage quality standard and service in this category so as to promote tourism in India and abroad. This is a voluntary scheme open to all bonafide tour operators to bring them in organized sector.

Definition: An ITO is the one who makes arrangements for transport, accommodation, sight seeing, entertainment and other tourism related services for foreign tourists.

The application for approval shall be submitted online through etraveltradeapproval.nic.in. In this regard any query may be addressed to the Assistant Director General, Travel Trade Division, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Room No. 23, C – 1 Hutments, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi – 110 011, Tel No. 011 2301 2805, Fax No. 011 2301 9476, Email ID: kalyansg@nic.in

The application for renewal / extension shall also be submitted online after being registered online as an approved tour operator through etraveltradeapproval.nic.in. In this regard any query may be addressed to the Regional Director of the concerned region as per the following addresses:-

a) The Regional Director (East), India Tourism, “Embassy”, 4, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700 071, West Bengal. Phone No. (33) 2282 5813 / 2282 1475, Fax: (033) 2282 3521, Email:indtour6100@dataone.in

b) The Regional Director (West), India Tourism, 123, M. Karve Road, Opp. Church Gate, Mumbai – 400 020, Maharashtra. Phone No. (022) 2208 3263 / 2207 4333 / 2207 4334, Fax: (022) 2201 4496, Email:, indiatourism@vsnl.com , regdir.indtour@gmail.com

c) The Regional Director (North), India Tourism, 88 – Janpath, New Delhi 110 001. Phone No. (011) 2332 0342 / 2332 0005 / 2332 0008, Fax: (011) 2332 0109, Email: goitodelhi@nic.in d) The Regional Director (South), India Tourism, 154, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002, Tamil Nadu. Phone No. (044) 2846 0285 / 2846 1459, Fax: (044) 2846 0193, Email: indtour@dataone.in

e) The Regional Director (North – East), India Tourism, Asom Paryatan Bhawan, 3rd Floor, Near Nepali Mandir, A. K. Azad Road, Paltan Bazar, Guwahati – 781 008, Assam. Phone No. (0361) 273 7554, Fax No. (0361) 273 7553, Email: indtourguwahati@nic.in 1

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