ITDC initiates foreign language training program for taxi drivers


India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism launched Tourism Awareness Programme (TAP) for taxi, cab, and coach drivers to offer behavioural and soft skill training.

G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, MD, ITDC said, “Aswe strengthen our focus towards redefining the tourism segment, it is vital to recognize the efforts and contributions of important segment such as Drivers of Tourists’ transport. With the initiation of the Tourism Awareness Program, necessary steps toward the growth and learning of this sector would be undertaken. Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management (AIH&TM); HRD Division of ITDC; is proud to be a part of this program.”

The training programme has been designed very professionally and is flexible in nature, keeping in mind the daily wage/ earning pattern of the Drivers. Spread across16 hours, it focuses on imparting knowledge about behavioural & soft skills, personal hygiene and grooming, basic acquaintance of foreign languages, first –aidadministering etc. enabling the drivers to serve the tourists.