IATO urges members, tourism professionals to get vaccinated

NEW DELHI: Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), which represents more than 1,600 operators for inbound tourists, on Monday appealed to its members and tourism professionals to get themselves, staff and their families to register for covid-19 for vaccination on a priority basis. India has currently opened vaccination for all citizens above 18 years of age. However, the country is dealing with vaccine shortage.

Rajiv Mehra, president, IATO said that it is crucial for the tourism and hospitality industry professionals to get vaccinated at the earliest possible and once the vaccinations is done, same should be conveyed to foreign tour operators to create confidence amongst them.

“Our international counterparts should know that we are vaccinating all our staff and the frontline workers including airport representatives, drivers, guides, escorts and tourist felicitators, hotel front office, reception and restaurant staff,” he said.

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