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National Tourism Advisory Council to brainstorm on achieving visitor target to the Statue of Unity
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National Tourism Advisory Council to brainstorm on achieving visitor target to the Statue of Unity

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K J Alphons, Union Tourism Minister, will chair the National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) meeting to be held from February 21-22, at the site of the newly made Statue of Unity, Kevadiya in Gujarat.

Apart from regular members of the NTAC, experts from the hospitality, travel and tour industry have been invited to attend the meeting. The objective of the brainstorming would be how to achieve a target of 5 million visitors to the Statue of Unity by next year.

The statue of Unity is the world’s largest statue of the commemorate Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India. The 182-meter tall tribute is a reminder of our nation’s freedom struggle and continues to inspire citizens to inculcate Sardar’s visionary ideologies of unity, patriotism and inclusive growth.

NTAC serves as a think tank of the Ministry of Tourism. The present NTAC was constituted on October 20, 2016 under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Tourism with a tenure of three years. The committee constitutes important Ministries, individual experts in the field of travel and tourism management and Ex-offico members from the industry associations. Last meeting of the NTAC was held on April 12, 2018.