CHANDIGARH, 24.11.22-University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM) organised two day national conference on Sustainability Challenges in Tourism and Hospitality Sector from 23-11-2022 to 24-11-2022. The conference was inaugurated by Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University Chandigarh while Prof. R.K. Gupta Vice Chancellor Maharaja Agrasen University Baddi was guest of honour. Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha, Director CIQA, MP Bhoj University was key note speaker.

Dr. Arun Singh Thakur, Director UIHTM welcomed all the guests and delegates. Prof Prashant Gautam welcomed all the delegates and explained the significance of the theme of the conference. Prof. Meenakshi Malhotra former Director UIHTM talked about issues of sustainability and suggested remedies for emerging challenges. Prof. Sandeep Kulshreshtha talked about going back to our knowledge of Vedas to tackle the issues of sustainability. Prof. R.K Gupta focussed on use of technology and innovations for tackling the challenges of sustainability in tourism.

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor Panjab University in is presidential address emphasised about significance of our rich cultural heritage that needs to be preserved and promoted for sustainable development. He emphasised the need of students in capacity building for sustainable tourism development. Different technical sessions were organised to highlight the issues of sustainability in which participants from various university like Lovely Professional University, Central University of Haryana, Ambedkar Institute of Hospitality, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar and from various other institutions of India participated.