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ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh Tourism department in collaboration with the Outlook Group conducted a workshop on ‘Responsible tourism – Future forum’, in Namsai, on 6 February.
Union Tourism Ministry Director-General Meenakshi Sharma, Arunachal Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, and other state officials also attended the event.
Given Arunachal’s natural resource, richness in culture, and the peoples’ hospitality, there is huge scope for tourism, Sharma said.
“A new tourist destination traditionally, with less concretization but a sustainable one,” and creating “commodity that would contribute to the development of a local economy on a long-term basis,” Arunachal times quoted Sharma saying.
Deputy CM Chowna Mein said that “Our future lies in tourism and let us work together to develop Arunachal Tourism into a responsible and sustainable one.”
He also appealed the centre to “simplify getting Inner Line permits and Protected Area permits for travellers.”
Arunachal Tourism minister Nakap Nalo said the state government is striving best to be the facilitator, acting as a catalyst for the development and promotion of tourism in Arunachal Pradesh.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)