‘Tourism Students Festival 2020’ on Oct 16-17

The event hosted by New Tourism Foundation will see students interact with Industry and prepare for new ‘normal’

New Tourism Foundation, a non-profit registered body, will host the inaugural edition of Tourism Students Festival (TSF’20), a  two-day virtual event on the 16th and 17th October 2020. The event aims to achieve the larger goal of bringing industry, academia and students of tourism together for accelerating growth of tourism in the country.

TSF’ 20 will see two days of power packed activity with Indian and foreign tourism students engaging with stalwarts in the field from the Government, Industry and Academia. The Festival aims to bring forth the high potential, innovative ideas and bright minds of Students and Young Professionals into Travel, Tourism and Hospitality areas and infuse new energy and confidence within the young minds for making them more resilient to deal with the new global order.

Attendees can look forward to insightful sessions on relevant topics such as Skilling for New Normal, Community and Sustainable Tourism, Leisure Tourism, Technology in Tourism, MICE Tourism, Destination Marketing, Tourism Journalism, Tourism Research, Adventure and Sports Tourism, Heritage Tourism, Gastronomy Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Startups.

The Speakers at the Event will comprise Government officials from the Tourism department, thought leaders of travel, tourism and hospitality industry, faculty from tourism education institutions and young professionals. There will also be lively sessions by college bands, stand-up comics, folk music ensemble and studio theatre, all on a single virtual platform.

Speaking about the event, Vinod Zutshi, IAS (Retd), Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GoI, and President New Tourism Foundation and Chairman, TSF’20, said, “TSF’20 will be an apt platform, to help students of the sector to deal with their new challenges, to find solutions for their new skill requirement and to create more job opportunities through Government-industry-student-academia interface”.

According to Jyoti Mayal,Co-Chairperson TSF’20 and President TAAI, “TSF’20 is the much needed initiative, as the industry prepares for the new normal in tourism. A student academia led interface with industry will empower the travel professionals of tomorrow”.