Biswanath Chariali, Dec 3: A two-day Arunachal Tourism Stakeholders conclave was held on 29th and 30th November at Seijosa under Pakke Kessang District. The conclave with the theme ‘Responsible Destinations and Rural hospitality’ was participated by the Homestay operators, Tour operators and young enthusiastic entrepreneur of 8 districts of the state namely Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansri, Lower Subansri, East Kameng, West Kameng, Tawang , Papum Pare and Pakke Kessang.
The matters covered emphasided during the conclave was on Responsible Tourism mission like Setting of Responsible Tourism Goals for stakeholders & practitioners, Waste Management (Waste to Wealth solutions). Understanding Intangible Cultural Resources (ICR) and using them in tourism. Understanding Natural Resources & preserving the same through tourism, Camping Ethics, Health and Hygiene to be maintained by stakeholders, Localizing Housekeeping and F&B services,Community & Rural approach towards market linkage. Prominent Resource persons from different backgrounds were engaged to enlighten the participants during the conclave.
While inaugurating the Arunachal Tourism Stakeholders conclave local MLA Biyuram Wahge in presence of ADC and DFO Seijusa with host of Tourism deptt. Officials and Resource persons expressed his overwhelming happiness for selecting Seijusa as the venue for the conclave asn Pakke Kessang district and Seijusa in particular have lots of Tourism potential.
Wildlife Tourism is one of the most important products along with the local culture with warm hospitality of the people if Tourism awareness program is held. He welcomed all the participants coming from various districts of western Arunachal on conserving the Horn Beel of the Pak Tiger Reserve in Sejusa and making Sejusa a beautiful most sought place attracting the domestic as well as foreign tourists.
The workshop was organized with an aim of conserving the natural beauty and biodiversity of the state. The workshop was attended by representatives from seven districts of Arunachal Pradesh. The delegates conducted a research review on the natural beauty, biodiversity conservation and various aspects of Arunachal Pradesh during the three days. The workshop was inaugurated by Biyuram Wahge, MLA of No 12 Pake Kechang Constituency.
Meanwhile, Bengia Manna Sonam, Deputy Director Tourism looking after Human Resourse development has exhorted the participants to come forward and promote the rich cultural heritage of the state for sustainable development. While elaborating the objectives of the workshop she appealed the participants to make best use of the govt. scheme namely CMPVY and CMPSY and the importance of Tourism on self employment generation.
On the 3rd day of the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to experience the Jeep Safari which was opened on December 1 for the participants. And later all the participants of the conclave were invited to witnessed the Indigenous faith Day celebration held at Seijusa.