New Delhi (NVI): The central government will host a two-day meet in Gujarat from tomorrow to discuss the importance of destination management and community participation in the tourism sector.
The conclave on Destination Management and Community Participation has been organized by the Ministries of Tourism and Culture in cooperation with the Gujarat government at Rann of Kutch.
It will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
The meeting will involve speaker sessions by government officials, tourism industry, private sector entrepreneurs and showcasing best practices and case studies from various States and Union Territories in the tourism field.
It will aid in understanding the concepts and frameworks, approaches, challenges faced in implementation and impact generated by such initiatives on the society and the overall economy.
The conclave will also highlight on benefits to local communities by way of imparting skill sets necessary for prudent hospitality industry and cross-cultural learning exchanges to improve employability of the local people.
Socio-economic benefits for the community could be enabled by making them lead the development initiatives.
The meeting also aims to encourage constructive discussions and collaboration between various stakeholders for achieving sustainable destination.
Based on recommendations and discussion, a Task Force shall be constituted to document the approach benefits, challenges, recommendations, case studies and proposed way forward action plan to assist in policy formulation and future reference for the stakeholders.