Uttar Pradesh has been one of the major Pilgrim Centers attracting millions of pilgrims every year. Apart from this, people from all over the country visit Agra to see the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fathepur Sikri. Uttar Pradesh also receives Buddhist pilgrims in Kushinagar and Sarnath. Varanasi has been developed into a major pilgrim circuit connecting with Ayodhya. With a view to bring more tourist traffic to the State ADTOI with the support of its members in the State and UP Tourism has launched its twelfth State Chapter in Varanasi on 12th February 2022 in a colourful ceremony on RO RO Boat Cruise in river Ganges in the presence of Chief Guest Mr. Avinash Chand Mishra Joint Director, UP Tourism, from local Travel, Tourism & Hospitality fraternity including ADTOI members. An ADTOI delegation comprising of 6 officials led by Mr. P P Khanna, President, ADTOI from Delhi participated in the launching ceremony.
During the launch of the Chapter, Mr. Sushil Kumar Singh of Jatak Travels Varanasi, ADTOI member has been nominated as the Chairman of ADTOI Uttar Pradesh Chapter supported by Mr. Abhishek Sankrit of Sankrit Tour Zone Pvt.Ltd., Varanasi as Secretary, Mr. Neeraj Kumar Neotia of Balaji Travels, Varanasi as Treasurer and Ms. Anamika Mishra of Destiny Travels, Varanasi as Lady Executive Officer (LEO) of the Chapter. Mr. Sunil C. Gupta of Travel Bureau, Agra has been nominated as the Advisor to the UP Chapter.