Taxi drivers

ITDC launches foreign language training program for taxi drivers

India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, has launched the Tourism Awareness Program (TAP) for Taxi, Taxi and Coach Drivers to provide behavioral and non-technical training. J

Sharing his thoughts on the initiative, G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, MD, ITDC said, “As we strengthen our focus on redefining the tourism segment, it is essential to recognize the efforts and contributions of important segments such as tourist drivers. transportation. With the launch of the tourism awareness program, the necessary steps for the growth and learning of this sector would be undertaken. Ashok Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (AIH&TM); ITDC HR Division; is proud to be part of this program.

The Tourism Awareness Program run by the Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), ITDC was organized after identifying the need for soft skills training for taxi/coach drivers, as they are the first interface for tourists arriving at airports. , stations, etc. The training program has been designed very professionally and is flexible in nature, keeping in mind the daily salary/earnings pattern of the drivers. Spread over 16 hours, it focuses on imparting knowledge on behavioral and soft skills, personal hygiene and grooming, basic knowledge of foreign languages, administering first aid, etc. allowing drivers to serve tourists.