Wednesday, July 14, 2010

City eyes good business during Commonwealth Games

As Commonwealth Games (CWG) are approaching, the city too has started gearing up for the same. From cultural programmes to hotel packages including siteseeing to workshops on various skills, the city administration has planned a plethora of activities.

UT Home Secretary Ram Niwas said, “Commonwealth Games are crucial and we want to project our best. Indian Institute of Hotel Management is holding a workshop for all the cab drivers as well as the auto drivers of the city who shall be given training in basic conduct skills.” The administration will have helpline numbers for all the fourteen days till it ends at both ISBT-43 and ISBT-17 railway station as well as airport. Administrative representatives would be on a 24x7 duty at all these places to guide the tourists in every possible way.

All the hotel heads plan to hold a meeting and the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism development Corporation (CITCO) too is preparing a brochure aimed specifically for those fourteen days where the city hotels shall offer various packages. There would be various packages such as: one night stay with meals and site seeing to two day-night stay with/without food. Also site seeing for nearby areas in the tricity shall be included in these packages.

Ram Niwas added, “They have planned special events for the weekends where cultural programmes would be conducted. The artists from other cities would also participate.” The city will get good business as besides Commonwealth Games, the city shall also be hosting a test match between India and Australia which would attract huge number of cricket fans to the city.

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