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NSDC &THSC has signed MoU with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company

Bhubaneswar:29/11/17;To promote entrepreneurship under the union government’s Skill India Program, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’s implementation arm National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, the to provide hospitality skills training to hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in India.

Through the partnership, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Airbnb, NSDC and THSC will work together to create an accredited skill development module for hospitality entrepreneurs offering home-stay facilities, unique accommodations and local experiences.
Building on Airbnb’s commitment to support Skill India Mission by creating 50,000 hospitality entrepreneurs in India, the MoU signed today aims to empower more citizens – including those in rural and underserved areas – to join the ‘alternate accommodation’ sector and pursue new livelihood opportunities by sharing their homes.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in his remark congratulated Airbnb, NSDC and THSC for creating a collaborative environment to support the tourism, skill development and entrepreneurship in India. “India’s tourism sector is at the cusp of massive growth and this presents a significant opportunity for the adoption of healthy and sustainable tourism practices that ensure the benefits of tourism go back to local communities,” said Mr. Brent Thomas, Airbnb’s Regional Director of Policy for India, Southeast Asia and ANZ. “This partnership will help to create more skilled, digitally-literate hospitality entrepreneurs – especially among the women and those in underserved areas – who can create a homestay in every home, offer authentic experiences in every Indian locality and help spread the benefits of tourism,” he further added



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