The Tour Operators and Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG) has taken upon itself to promote travel within India and will embark on a 36-day road trip on September 18 to do this. Small get-togethers have also been organised for members and suppliers at each stop, strictly following health and safety protocols.
Members of the Tour Operators and Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG) do not want to wait for tourism to restart. They have come together and initiated a campaign to promote domestic tourism. A five-member team from TAG will embark on a historical 36-day road trip across India, starting off from Surat on September 18. The team will cover around 18,000kms visiting 34 states and UT capitals (except Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands for obvious reasons) while showcasing their landmark monuments and COVID-ready hotels. Pankaj Gupta, President, TAG, said that the team will be led by Rajiv Shah, Owner of Surat-based agency Network Tours & Travels. “They will essentially cover around 500kms per day on an average. The entire trip is largely self-sponsored but the team will receive some local support at the pit stops that they make. The fuel, the cars, the daily expenses will all be borne by us. They will return to Surat by the fourth week of October. The intention is to showcase India in all its glory and what better way to do this than a road trip.” Sharing more on-ground details is Shah, who adds, “We will be sharing photographs and updates while on the road from every stop we make to showcase that everything is okay and open now.”