Port Blair, April 25: The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Jitendra Narain has recently directed the Tourism Department to issue Expression of Interests (EOIs) for events and activities related to development and promotion of Tourism in A&N Islands. In line with this initiative, the Directorate of Tourism held a meeting with representatives of Water Sports Operators, Boat Association and Tour Operators to brief them about the EOI to be floated by the Department. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Special Secretary (IP&T), Shri Hari Kallikkat. The Director, IP&T, Shri Alok Kumar also attended the meeting.

During the interaction, the representatives of Associations provided valuable suggestions for boosting tourism in Isles. The EOIs intend to attract new ideas into the Tourism Industry, investment etc. besides finding out market interests for new activities and events as well as locations to conduct them in the Islands. The initiative to float EoI for Tourism related events & activities will play a catalytic role in the development of tourism facilities as it would open up new avenues in tourism sector.