Shillong: Meghalaya Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh on Wednesday stressed on the formation of a road map for tourism.According to Lyngdoh, this roadmap should include capacity building for the communities to enable the locals to interact with the tourists and also to promote their indigenous products.
The state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh was speaking at the one-day workshop for promotion and development of rural tourism cooperative societies and indigenous products held at Raj Bhavan, Shillong.
Lyngdoh also said that the workshop will not only provide the platform for promoting rural tourism but will also create tremendous opportunities to boost tourism industry in the state.
He urged all the participants to take full advantage of the workshop and put it into practice the knowledge gained from the deliberations from the resource persons. During the business session, resource persons from Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Lady Keane College, Shillong, Institute of Hotel Management, Shillong, Meghalaya Rural Tourism Forum (MRTF), Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship and Tourism Department deliberated on a variety of topics like eco-tourism, rural tourism, hospitality, adventure sport and other tourism activities.
The workshop was aimed at promoting the local indigenous products of the Cooperative Societies undertaking Rural Tourism Projects. A short documentary film on various tourist spots of Meghalaya was screened during the inaugural function.