Hard selling UT as a tourism destination
The UT Administration has big plans for promotion of tourism. Apart from appointing a PR agency to promote the city as a full-fledged tourist destination in the country as well as overseas, the Chandigarh Tourism newsletter was released in Chandigarh on February 10.
This was done in the presence of a galaxy of Bollywood personalities and other eminent persons from travel and tourism, hospitality, aviation, financial services and others at a function in Parkview.
Those present included Dara Singh, Harbhajan Maan, Kanwaljit, Deep Dhillon, Neeru Bajwa and Amar Noori. Citing Switzerland's example and other countries, Deep Dhillon made a forceful plea in promoting Chandigarh through cinema.
Vivek Atray, Director Tourism, Chandigarh Administration, said that to provide quick, safe and reliable transport facilities to visitors and local residents, 200 auto-metered, comfortable and hi-tech taxis would start operating in the city in near future on the pattern of Singapore.
These taxis would be operated by four companies. This was stated by Atray at the monthly interactive meeting of the Chandigarh Tourism Club. He said the festival of gardens would be celebrated from February 24-26 at the Leisure Valley and Rose Garden.