Monday, May 08, 2006

Tourism promotion on Chandigarh Agenda

Chandigarh May 8:- The Department of Tourism, U.T., Chandigarh has decided to launch the services of recently empanelled tourist guides on May 11 alongwith the launching of the proposed taxi services. The guides will be helpful in attaining the Chandigarh Administration’s objective of providing facilitation to tourists and visitors to the City Beautiful. With this, tourism in Chandigarh will receive a big boost, the Director Tourism, U.T., Chandigarh, Sh.Vivek Atray has said. Sh.Atray has further added that the Administration has also approved the rates for tourist guide on the pattern of Delhi Tourism. A tourist guide will charge Rs.100 for an hour whereas for four hours (half day) the rate will be Rs.300. Similarly, Rs.500 has been fixed for eight hours (full day). The guides will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Tourism, Sh.Vinod Kalia (telephone Number-0172-5191118). Tourists or tourism agencies may also contact the Tourist Information Office, ISBT, Room No.84, Sector 17, Chandigarh on telephone numbers 2704614 and 2703839. It is worth while to mention here that the Department of Tourism has recently empanelled nine tourist guides for the convenience of the tourists visiting Chandigarh. The guides have been properly trained by the Food Craft Institute and are well versed with the tourism sites and requirement of interacting with the tourists.
Chandigarh Desk


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