New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- The Ministry of Tourism have formulated the guidelines for approval /re-approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTA's). These guidelines for approval /re-approval ofOTA's have been devised to ensure that there are adequate safeguards against deficiency of service, alternate arrangements if needed and punitive deterrence. This is a voluntary scheme open to bonafide online travel aggregators to bring them on a common platform in the organized sector and the guidelines will be rolled out online by the end of December, 2018.

The scheme for approval / re-approval of OTAs will be rolled out on the online platform and all applications and fee payment will have to be made on the online platform. The scheme is expected to set st...