Tourism training for auto, taxi drivers begins today


Bhopal, December 29, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):  MADHYAPradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will be providing special tourism training for autorickshaw and taxi drivers. The training will start from Monday in Tourism headquarters at Bhopal, Kalchuri Residency Jabalpur and Shipra Residency Ujjain. In the training, awareness regarding tourism and behavioral skill development training would be provided. The importance of tourist and the relevance of their responsibility to facilitate tourism industry will also be provided in detail. The awareness would also include help they can provide for first aid medical help, security measures and proper guidance to the tourist. It has to be mentioned that, earlier, the State Tourism provided training to coolies so that they can treat the tourist with more concern and respect.

Around 300 coolies will be provided the training. The main reason to provide the training is not only to bring in more hospitality, but also friendly atmosphere to the tourist. Besides special training to residential guides and state-wide guides in different tourist spots in the State, the MPSTDC has initiated guide training programme. The coolie training programme will also be organised in all major cities, including Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. Through this training, around 65 residential guides and 225 state-wide guides will get the training.

Guides and coolies also play a major role in not only facilitating the tourist, but also contribute in maintaining the rapport of trism industry as it impacts tourist influx. Auto and taxi drivers’ amiable behaviour plays a major role in providing homely atmosphere to the tourist. With Simhastha 2016 coming up, the State Tourism is geared up to approach the entire staff of hospitality industry, which directly or indirectly help in the tourist influx. People, who could not go for vacation for some reasons, are exploring locally available option to unwind and since the New Year season is also in, domestic tourist influx also increases in the area and accordingly, the State Tourism has selected this site.