PM urges US-based ‘Hotel Motel Patels’ to boost Indian tourism
While addressing the International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj of USA through video conference, the Prime Minister said, “You people are known as ‘hotel motel patel wallas’, can each one of you influence five people to visit India? Whenever you get guests in hotel/motel you can put five minutes clip on Indian tourism on TV, when they open TV they will be able to see what India is.”
“NRIs living abroad are making India Proud. The strength and respect of the Indian Passport has increased,” he said.
When Prime Minister Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat, he had asked each Non-Resident Gujarati (NRG) living abroad to inspire at least 15 non-Gujarati Indians or Americans to tour a new ‘Vibrant Gujarat‘ and help the state’s tourism industry flourish.
According to reports, the “Patel motel” phenomenon began in the 1960s when immigrants from Gujarat entered into the US motel industry.
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