Request for Refund of advance payment made for bookings of Wildlife Safaris in Madhya Pradesh and cancelled due to Covid -19
17th June 2020
Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Sub: Request for Refund of advance payment made for bookings of Wildlife Safaris in Madhya Pradesh and cancelled due to Covid -19
Greetings from IATO !
May I draw your kind attention to our last letter dated 4th June 2020 with regard to our request for full Refund of advance payment made for bookings of Wildlife Safaris in Madhya Pradesh, which were cancelled due to Covid -19.
Sir as I mentioned, our members are facing problems as no refund has been made by the Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Park Authorities for bookings made for the foreign tourists and cancelled as they could not visit India due to suspension of E-Visa/Visa and all International flights got suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic.
This is to once again request you to kindly intervene and issue directives to the concerned authorities in the Wildlife and Forest Department to give full refund to the tour operators with Nil cancellations charges at the earliest enable refund the same to our foreign clients at the earliest.
We need to not only keep our country’s image high but also ensure Madhya Pradesh to become one of the most desired destination amongst the foreign tourists, for which we need to cooperate with foreign counterparts/clients in this time of global crisis.
Looking forward to your favourable decision and issuing necessary directives to the concerned authorities for refund.
Thanking you and with best regards,
Shri Ashok Barnwal
Principal Secretary (Forests)
Government of Madhyar Pradesh
Mr. I.C.P Keshari, IAS
OSD-Cum-Commissioner, Tourism &
Shri Rajesh Shrivastava
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
O/o PCCF, Satpuda Bhawan, Bhopal
Shri H.S. Mohanta
Forest Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Mr. Gopal Rai
Chairman IATO Madhya Pradesh Chapter
C/o. Rai Travels Pvt. Ltd.