Accreditation certificate to Delhi spa

Union Tourism Minister, Subodh Kant Sahai handing over the NABH accreditation certificate to the Chairman, Redisson Group of Hotels, Prem Kapoor, in New Delhi on July 20

NEW DELHI: Seeking to promote wellness tourism in the country, the Tourism Ministry has handed over national accreditation certificate to a Delhi-based luxury spa.
Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai handed over the National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers (NABH) certificate to the ‘R’ Spa at the Radisson Blue Hotel here.
This is the first ever accreditation certificate given to a hotel spa in the country.
“India has always been known for its rich heritage of wellness traditions and has enormous possibilities to offer to wellness seekers,” Sahai said.
Quality of service involved in tourism plays an important role in the process of delivery of the products. Service quality is an intangible but crucial area of interest to travel service providers, he said.
The Tourism Ministry has identified wellness tourism as one of the niche tourism product. The Indian system of healing along with yoga has been well highlighted in the Incredible India campaigns.
The Ministry in association with NABH had organized three sensitization workshops to encourage the wellness centers to adopt accreditations, the minister said.
Following this, the NABH has accredited six wellness centers including spas and five applications for accreditation are in the pipeline. Sahai also informed that three Ayurveda hospitals have also been accredited while 11 applications are under process.
A committee on wellness tourism has been constituted to discuss various matters relating to development and promotion of wellness tourism, he said.
The Global Spa and Wellness Summit has chosen India as the host country for its annual conference in 2013. -PTI

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