The impact of the tourism industry on global economies is by far established. Well, its a double edged impact. One, on the economy. And the other on the sustainability of the land, its people, heritage, cuture, flora & fauna etc. Sustainable tourism is on a global upward trend. It will be wise for most developing countries like india to invest and focus on responsible agri and rural tourism, so that the major percent of their land and people get a direct benefit. Like for many countries, this could be the last solution to mend the broken backbone of rural and remote regions.


Founding Members

Steve Borgia
Mr. Steve Borgia

Founder - AARTI (Association for Agri and Rural Tourism in India) CMD - INDeco Leisure Hotels Pvt Ltd Founder member and President - EcoTourism Society Of India (ESOI) Vice President - Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA)

Satyajeet Rajan IAS
Mr. Satyajeet Rajan IAS

Director General (Tourism) - Government of India (or) Nominee

Sujit Banarjee IAS
Mr. Sujit Banarjee IAS (Retd)

Former Union Secretary - Ministry for Tourism Government of India

Nimit Chowdhary
Professor Dr. Nimit Chowdhary

Professor and Head Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality, and Heritage Studies Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - New Delhi

Madan Bezbaruah IAS
Mr. Madan Bezbaruah IAS (Retd)

Former Secretary - Ministry for Tourism Government of India Honorary Permanent Representative - UNWTO

Mr. Supratim (Raj) Basu

Active Member - Help Tourism Pvt. Ltd

Padmabushan Shri. S K Misra IAS (Retd)

Former Principal Secretary to the then Prime Minister Former Chairman - INTACH

Mr Jose Dominic
Mr Jose Dominic

CEO - CGH Earth Group

Pandurang Taware
Mr. Pandurang Taware

Founder/ Director Marketing & Sales- Agri Tourism Development Corporation