Tourists will be informed of traditional lifestyle of Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: To promote tourism in Chhattisgarh,
information about socio-cultural traditions and local dishes will be given to
tourists coming from the country and abroad. Besides, to provide more
facilities to tourists, participation of people and businessmen of private
sector will be sought under the central tourism policy.
This was informed at the one-day workshop organised by
Chhattisgarh Tourism Board with the cooperation of Union Tourism Ministry at
Raipur on Friday. Regional director of Union Tourism Ministry Vikas Rastogi
gave a power-point presentation of the scheme.
Managing Director of Chhattisgarh Tourism Board
Santosh Mishra, members of institutions run guest management course, tourist
guides, traders linked to hotel and tourism industry, members of Travel Trade
and Hospitality Industry and officers concerned were present.
In the workshop, Rastogi said, to attract tourists
towards Chhattisgarh tourism, efforts would be made to make tourists from the
country and abroad aware of the traditional lifestyle of the state through
“Incredible India Bed and Breakfast, Homestay Establishment Scheme”.
He said that along with the publicity of this scheme,
with the participation of private sector, tourists could stay in private houses
and hotels at concessional rate. It has been said in the workshop that though
the scheme expands facilities for stay at any tourist place, but it would also
be a source of additional income for the local people.