Tourism and Narmada Valley Development Minister Shri Surendra Singh Baghel said that to develop tourism as a profitable business, work from a professional perspective. Referring to manifesto he said that immediate implementation of its points should be ensured. Shri Baghel was reviewing the Tourism Department in the Paryatan Bhavan today.
Shri Baghel said that our work culture should be such that it becomes exemplary for others. Laying emphasis on professional efficiency he said that the facilities should be developed at tourist spots keeping in mind small children.
Tourism Minister Shri Baghel said that result-oriented work should be done as per Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s expectations. There is a wide scope for employment and investment in tourism sector. Shri Baghel also reviewed the work, activities, schemes and projects of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation.
Adventure and Camping Policy ready
Principal Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao said during the presentation that in the tourism sector, 78 jobs are created on an investment of Rs 10 lakh, which is more than other areas.
In view of this, efforts are on to increase investment in the tourism sector. An ‘Adventure and Camping Policy’ has been prepared in the state. The specialty of Madhya Pradesh Tourism is being promoted globally for which digital marketing, social media platforms are being used.
Global participation is being ensured at International Travels Mart and National Travels Mart. Proper information is available on the internet about Madhya Pradesh Tourism. Brochures have been published in foreign languages.
The emphasis is on destination based promotion. Work on Wild Life, Buddhist, Heritage, Eco Circuit in Government of India’s Swadesh Darshan Yojana and ‘Prasad’ scheme in Omkareshwar is being implemented. 22 watershed areas have been notified for Water- Tourism. More than 22 thousand students from 7,359 schools took part in Tourism Quiz.
Minister Shri Baghel apprised himself with the Online Hotel Booking System and Feedback process. He also held discussion on making District Tourism Promotion Council (D.T.P.C.) more active.
Principal Secretary Tourism Shri Hariranjan Rao, Managing Director Tourism Corporation Shri T. Illaya Raja and Additional Managing Director Smt. Bhavna Valimbe besides officials of Tourism Board and Tourism Corporation were present.