April 17, 2008:Shri Ram Subhag Singh, Commissioner Tourism and Managing Director Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation said that Tour Operators and Travel Agents from all over the country would be able to make on line bookings for H.P.T.D.C hotels during the current summer season. He was addressing a meeting of Private Tour Operators and Travel Agents held at New Delhi today.He said that the Commission of the private tour and travel agents would be increased from 10 to 15 percent. He said that Tour Operators generating maximum revenue would be honoured and added that Government would organize "Funtrip" for tour operators and travel agents in order to make them aware about the tourism related activities in the State. He said that tourism call centres would be set up by the department to assist tourists and added that the tourists visiting the State would get information regarding accommodation, travel etc. with the help of toll free number.
Shri Ram Subhag Singh said that a Conference Hall of International standard would be set up in Shimla by the department for holding international seminar and conferences. He said that light fitness centres would be set up in hotels at Shimla and facilities of steam, sauna bath and panchkarama would be provided. He said that Government would constitute Tourism Advisory Committee with tourism experts as its members in order to devise strategy for promoting tourism in the State.