Growth of tourism infrastructure and sustainable tourism would be the focus of a nationwide convention of tourism ministers from numerous states and Union Territories that’s set to open on Sunday in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala.

Union Minister for Tradition and Tourism G Kishan Reddy will chair the occasion which is slated to be inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The convention is being organised by the Ministry of Tourism from September 18-20 to debate points associated to improvement of tourism within the nation, officers stated.

Tourism-related facets of the G20 leaders’ summit, that can be hosted by India subsequent yr, can even be mentioned, they stated.

India is anticipated to host over 200 G20 conferences throughout its year-long Presidency of the influential group, which is able to culminate with an annual summit on September 9 and 10 subsequent yr.

India will assume the Presidency of the G20 for one yr from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023.

The convention in Dharamshala can be attended by central ministers, tourism ministers from numerous states and UTs, governors, directors and seniors officers of the central authorities, state governments and heads of tourism and hospitality associations, the Tourism Ministry stated in a press release.

”The occasion could be attended by tourism ministers of a number of states and UTs, together with Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Haryana, Sikkim, Goa, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Ladakh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra and so on. The convention is anticipated to be attended by roughly 250 delegates,” it stated.

The occasion will deal with numerous insurance policies and programmes of the Ministry of Tourism together with the event of tourism infrastructure, cultural, religious and heritage tourism, tourism within the Himalayan states, and accountable and sustainable tourism, the officers stated.

Position of digital expertise for advertising and marketing and promotion of tourism locations, rising significance of homestays within the Indian hospitality sector, ayurveda, wellness, medical worth journey and promotion of home tourism can even be mentioned, they stated.

Different points equivalent to wildlife tourism, tourism-related facets of the G-20 occasion can even be mentioned, together with the evaluate of the implementation of assorted initiatives applied by the ministry, the officers stated.

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