Bringing cheer to journey fans, the federal government has determined to reward folks visiting 15 vacationer spots in a yr by funding their bills.
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel mentioned the transfer shouldn’t be construed as a financial profit, however as an incentive.
“The tourism ministry will fund the journey bills of vacationers who go to 15 locations within the nation in a yr and submit the pictures on our web site,” he mentioned on Friday night on the concluding ceremony of the two-day Nationwide Tourism Convention in Odisha’s Konark.
Vacationers, nevertheless, need to journey exterior their residence states to be eligible for competition.
“We must always honour these folks as model ambassadors of Indian Tourism,” Patel added.
The minister additionally mentioned the Solar Temple at Konark could be included within the listing of ‘iconic websites’.
A particular occasion will likely be organised to announce this very quickly, he mentioned.
Rupinder Brar, Further Director Basic of Tourism, mentioned the ministry has been organising certificates programmes for candidates desiring to work as vacationer guides.
“However, participation of Odisha on this programme may be very low and it must be enhanced. The state authorities ought to encourage college students to participate within the certificates course,” she mentioned.
On the concluding day of the convention, collectively organised by the Odisha authorities and Ficci, a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) was signed between the state and Gujarat for cross-promotion of vacationer websites, officers mentioned.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), mentioning the important thing frameworks and insurance policies, will likely be signed quickly after discussions with related departments of each the states, mentioned Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav, Director of Tourism, Odisha.
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