Homestay hospitality & conservation tourism leadership training under way

Homestay hospitality & conservation tourism leadership training under way

DIRANG, Feb 2: A two-day training programme on homestay hospitality & conservation tourism leadership 2018 being organized by the Department of Tourism started here at Dzomkhang Hall (ADC complex) today.

The department has involved World Pheasant Association of India in the workshop with technical support of ACT (Association for Conservation & Tourism) for this two days Training programme.

Altogether, 51 participants, mainly from villages are enthusiastically participating in the training programme with some of them being homestay operators and individuals who are interested in setting up of homestays.

The training sessions include responsible tourism product development, homestay menu planning, resource mapping, social media & market linkages, etc. The basics of hygiene, cleanliness, behaviour, and food safety along with other housekeeping utility and services are also being imparted.

Homestay training is being organized across the state, especially for remote and isolated rural areas by the HRD wing of State Tourism Department, in technical collaboration and support of Association for Conservation & Tourism (ACT), APSED and State Food Craft Institute.

This training has helped the villagers not only with added skills, but has also imbibed in them a sense of hygiene, cleanliness and better visitor-friendly attitude. In most of the trainings the turnout of women are quite encouraging.

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