The Asian Countries Chamber of Hospitality Industry (ACOHI) held a press conference at the headquarters in Pune to announce three initiatives.
- The Asian Countries Chamber of Hospitality Industry (ACOHI) have established a media platform to connect the hospitality industry with Editors, journalist, and publishers.
- Initiative to promote Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani to be the Next International Destination for Tourism other than government.
- Accreditation of the Bella Vista Resorts, Mahabaleshwar
It was attended by media professionals and National and International Dignitaries, the Asian Countries Chamber of Hospitality Industry (ACOHI) announces Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani of Maharashtra as the next International Destination for Tourism, Leisure Destination, and Medical Tourism at a National Press Conference at the National Secretariat of ACOHI Asia in Pune.
Dr.Tausif Malik Indian American, social entrepreneur, politician, and the Publisher of The Desi Buzz, Startup Berita & GCC Startup News was invited to the event. Dr Sanee Awsarmmel spoke with Dr. Malik and briefed him about the tourism initiative and how the NRI – Non-Resident Indians can support this initiative, the accreditation process, and how ACOHI is working with various stakeholders to make this destination tourism a grand success.
Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani have a rich heritage of history, and nature, that has not been recognized. Many Indians travel to international locations in quest of nature, flora and fauna, leisure, and value for money, but they are oblivious to our own rich ultimate legacy of places offered in the shape of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani.
“We will be developing the areas in terms of Destination Tourism, Destination Weddings, and Heritage Tourism along with National – International Medical Tourism, Education Tourism looking at its proximity to Pune, Mumbai & Kolhapur. All the major and selected Hotels will be trained and certified to handle International Clients in terms of International Food, Hygiene, Safety, Tourism, Language, Etiquette, Nature, and many other aspects along with classifying Hotels as per their standards and linking them with various International Embassies of various countries by giving International Tourists the opportunity to visit and stay at Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani along with Local & State Tourists of India.”
“India itself is blessed with heavenly destinations and there will be much less need to travel to other countries if we develop our own tourism spots which are equipped with all major amenities to handle any National & International clients. We only lack in promoting it and positioning it on the National & International map along with hand-holding with State & Local Tourism Ministries & Departments to the Hospitality Industry sectors of all cadres of that particular State & City which will be done exclusively now by ACOHI,” said Chairman & BOG Chief Dr Sanee Awsarmmel addressing the Media.
Accreditation and certification of the first property, Bella Vista, as an ACOHI 4 Star Grade Luxury Property that has fulfilled all of the criteria and has found its place in the premium segment of ACOHI Grading & Accreditation after the rigorous checks of BOG formats that were scheduled in all departments of the Hotel on a satisfactory level as per the mandate of ACOHI Accreditation & Star Grading Procedure & Mandate.
“Accreditations will also help the brand & property along with others here in Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani as it will also help Government agencies along with our Industry in creating Trust, Uniformity, Secure Atmosphere for Customers, Controlling the Crime, Safety and Security via ACOHI Protocols,” said Dr Awsarmmel.
“We are preparing ourselves for the function which is raised by ACOHI in the coming days where luminaries from the Hospitality Industry of India along with Consulate Generals of various Countries to Stars of Bollywood and Government Officials of various States are slated to visit Bella Vista property to announce and stamp the much-awaited announcement for Mahabaleshwar & Panchgani marking it as International Destination,” said Ramesh Gaur the CEO of Bella Vista.