AATO writes to PCCF on Jolly Buoy woes

Port Blair
31 Oct 2017

Mr. M. Vinod, president of Andaman Association of Tour Operators has made a few pertinent request in a letter to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife, Department of Environment and Forests. The requests include opening of Red Skin and Jolly Buoy on all days (including Mondays) as the rush to visit these islands by tourists has grown manifold in recent times, increase of boats plying to and fro from these islands to be increased to cope with the demand, identity cards of all visiting tourists most of the time cannot be downloaded with clarity due to the low internet speed here and are rejected at embarking point at Wandoor, which has become a recurring problem distressing tourists who have travelled so far as our guests. Therefore, it is requested to introduce previous system of asking for the ID card of one member of a family for forest permits, and thereof all members can present their original cards to forest staff at Wandoor at the time of embarkation. Mr. Vinod on behalf of all stakeholders of the tourism sector here, believes his genuine demands will be solved at the earliest and benefit our guests who travel so far to visit our god-gifted Islands