Mussoorie. Great forum, blinking banner flex, eating – drinking, stay – better seating arrangements. Ranri of the mountains in the tourism business associated with a large hotel in the country – were the biggest names in the world. Participation of representatives of the State Tourism Department. Rural tourism development plans on making a thorough shake-up concrete. But all this raised the question whether indeed the reality on the ground will shake. Question because in the past, such events, but the debate could not ever get out of the hotel walls. Or even if it were confined to the files. Villages in the rural development policy makers rather than to the point, why go to the hotel, it hurts to bite.
Indian Association of Tour Operators in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand Tourism Department under the auspices of the joint two-day seminars at JP’s. The goal was to promote adventure and rural tourism development. Experts converged, with lectures and expressed concern over tourism development gave important tips. Good, and good when things turned out better than the picture that emerged from the seminar. However, this is the real suspect. Indeed, five years ago through the efforts of then Tourism Secretary Nandnandn offering similar seminar was held at the hotel. Then the critical thinking, but a concerted effort over the next five years would not show up on the ground. There emerged the new tourist destination, the old condition worsened. So do not expect much from the time of the seminar is being held. Far from tourism professionals themselves are the experts arrived at the seminar organized by the hotel is rather better to connect to the villagers.
Participating in seminars, experts say
To promote rural tourism would be meaningless to you, rather than join the village. After all of those to be developed. Close to the hotel rooms on the ground get off the seminar. However, the Tourism Secretary RH Khwaja, is optimistic.
- Dr. Anil Joshi, environmentalist
State Government and Tourism Department sees the lack of concrete policy. Despite the immense potential for tourism and pilgrimage could not be drawn so far is working Argenaijd. Those who make policy, they do not get out of Dehradun.
- KP Sharma, MD Garhwal Trekking Pvt Ltd.
To promote rural tourism stakeholders should focus on, but that did not happen. Government, like the Employment Guarantee Scheme will have to plan for the development of rural tourism. Might work better in the state, provided the government showed determination.
- Holding Singh Bisht, social worker involved in rural tourism development