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States told to implement new guidelines on Adventure sports

THE ASIAN AGE. | J V SIVA PRASANNA KUMAR
Published : Jul 1, 2018, 12:50 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2018, 12:50 am IST

The tourism ministry has asked the states to compl with the guidelines.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

Chennai: Adventure sports activities, including trekking and cycling which are more common in Tamil Nadu, will have to meet stringent safety measures from now. Aiming to strengthen the safety in this sector and also placing the onus on the adventure tourism activity providers to strictly adhere to the norms and thereby facilitate a safe and memorable trip, the Union tourism ministry recently brought out revised guidelines for adventure tourism in India.

The revised guidelines and protocols have been laid out for 28 adventure activities, in collaboration with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI). The tourism ministry has asked the states to compl with the guidelines.

 

This elaborate and essential document, prepared by a team of experts in each field of adventure, it is hoped would contribute to the growth of adventure tourism industry in India in a big way.

Pointing out that no specific adventure insurance policy exists in India, the tourism body has suggested that specialised insurance policies would be immensely helpful to the adventure buffs.

Tags: trekking, cycling, adventure sports