New Delhi: A three-day national conference of state tourism ministers will take off at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh on September 18. Organised under the chairmanship of Union minister for tourism and culture G Kishan Reddy, the conference will discuss the issues related to tourism sector and explore the ways to develop it.
Many Central ministers connected with the tourism sector, and tourism ministry from the states and union territories, governors, administrators along with seniors officials of the tourism & hospitality associations will participate in it.
Chief minister of Himachal Pradesh would be inaugurating the event. The event would be attended by tourism ministers of several states including Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Haryana, Sikkim, Goa, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Ladakh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra etc. The conference is expected to be attended by approximate 250 delegates.
The conference shall focus on the various policies and programmes of the ministry of tourism including the development of tourism infrastructure, cultural, spiritual & heritage tourism, tourism in the Himalayan states, responsible and sustainable tourism, role of digital technology for the marketing and promotion of tourism destinations, emerging importance of home stays in the Indian hospitality sector, Ayurveda, wellness, medical value travel and promotion of domestic tourism.
Other issues such as wildlife tourism, responsible tourism, tourism related aspects of G-20 will also be discussed along with the review on the implementation of various projects implemented by ministry of tourism.