Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism has a scheme for granting approval to hotel projects from the point of view of this suitability for international tourists. A classification committee set up by the Ministry classifies the functioning hotels under the star system into six categories from star one to five star deluxe. Similarly, the Ministry has a scheme of approving Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Adventure Tour Operators and Tourist Transport Operators, the idea being to encourage quality, standard and service in these categories so as to promote Tourism in India.This is a voluntary scheme open to all bonafide agencies.
Scheme Benefits & Highlights
Recognition through India tourism offices in domestic and international market which will increase the credibility of the applicant.
The classification of different beneficiaries along with the process of classifucation and registeration is given on the website: https://etraveltradeapproval.nic.in/User/Default.aspx
The entire registeration process has been shifted online by the ministry.
The process consists of three easy steps that include (Registration, Application and Uploading documents) that can be done through the website: https://etraveltradeapproval.nic.in/User/Default.aspx
Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Adventure Tour Operators and Tourist Transport Operators, Hotel owners can apply at the website: https://etraveltradeapproval.nic.in/User/Default.aspx