Principal Secretary Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and Managing Director, Tourism Board Shri Sheo Shekhar Shukla said, Bhopal the capital city will be hosting WTM (World Travel Market) Responsible Tourism India Awards On September 7, 2022, at Kushabhau Thakre Convention Centre, Bhopal. Also, an International Seminar on Responsible Tourism will be organized by the ‘International Center for Responsible Tourism, UK (ICRT) in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board & ADTOI-MP Chapter (Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India).

Principal Secretary Shri Shukla said that it is a proud moment for the state to host the International Seminar and WTM awards. The events that will start on August 30 will go on till September 10. An ICRT team comprising representatives from different countries including the UK, Australia, South Africa, and France will visit various destinations in Madhya Pradesh. The team will be led by Dr. Harold Goodwin, Founding Director of ICRT and Managing Director (MD) of Responsible Tourism Partnership. The team will visit the rich heritage sites of the state and villages developed under rural tourism. Along with this, he will also participate in village stays, local excursions, traditional dishes, and cultural programs in different cities of the state. He will also review Project Clean Destination (Solid Waste Management) & Project Responsible Sovereign at Madla and Project Humsafar in Orchha.