The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has organized the National Conference of State Tourism Ministers from 18 to 20 September 2022 in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh to discuss issues related to tourism development in the country.
G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Tourism, receives a ceremonial guard of honor upon his arrival in Dharamshala, September 18, the first day of the conference. The current three-day national conference began with a press conference chaired by Minister Reddy. Addressing the conference, the Minister said that over the past 75 years, India has become synonymous with tourism, spirituality, transformation, culture and diversity.
The Conference also has a roster of motivational speakers like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, the yoga and spiritual guru, Kapil Dev, former cricketer and Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group who will address notable dignitaries attending the Conference.
Around 250 delegates are expected to attend the conference including tourism ministers from several states and UTs like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Goa, Mizoram, Haryana, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Ladakh, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, etc. an event.
The event will focus on various policies and programs of the Ministry of Tourism, including tourism infrastructure development, cultural, spiritual and heritage tourism, tourism in the Himalayan States, and responsible and sustainable tourism.
Besides these issues, the role of digital technology in marketing and promoting tourist destinations, the emerging importance of homestays in the Indian hospitality sector, Ayurveda, wellness, travel of medical value and the promotion of domestic tourism will also be discussed. Other issues such as wildlife tourism and tourism-related aspects of the G-20 event will also be discussed, as well as reviewing the implementation of various projects implemented by the ministry.