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   Panaji, September 30, 2020

                                                         Ashvina 8, 1942

Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Government of India, New Delhi with regards to global COVID 19 pandemic had highlighted the urgent need for creation of a comprehensive national database of accommodation units in the country MOT has accordingly framed a scheme-National Integrated Database of Hotel Industry(NIDHI) which would enable implementation and monitoring of health and safety protocols in accommodation units in the country. The link for registration of unclassified units is as follows:  http://nidhi.nic.in/ ,

Till date Department of Tourism, Government of Goa has uploaded a total of 3094 accommodation units on the above portal.  Further in order to create awareness and win the confidence and trust of customers back to the hospitality sector, MOT, has developed and designed a System for Assessment, Awareness and Training for Hospitality industry(SAATHI) which will help the industry for resumption of business as well as give an opportunity to ascertain the degree of compliance. The link for SAATHI self certification is as follows:- www.saathi.qcin.org 

A circular has been issued by the Department of Tourism to all registered accommodation units to visit the above portals. A helpline number 0832-2437317 has been created through Goa Electronics Limited(GEL) with respect to the above two portals to assist the hoteliers in the updation on NIDHI portal and SAATHI certification.