“Responsible and sustainable tourism needs staff in Ukhand” | Dehradun News

Dehradun: Brainstormers called for the need for responsible tourism in Uttarakhand. They confirmed the need for education in sustainable development and waste management, among other measures.
The discussion was organized at the VoW Cafe on Sahastradhara Street in Dehradun.
Hemant Kochar, Chairman of the PHD Chamber of Commerce Uttarakhand, spoke about 12 different tourism models and spoke about the need for further research within these 12 models. He said: “We have to find out what kind of tourists come to Uttarakhand, what they give us and what they take from here.”
Sanjeev Chopra, director of the Valley of Words Festival, said: “Tourism is a great vehicle for promoting culture. Through this we are able to pass on our traditions, food and products to other communities. To do this, all stakeholders associated with tourism will need to work towards responsible tourism.” Kiran Bhatt Todaria, Managing Director of Indo Ganga Holidays, talked about the development of rafting and tourism in Rishikesh over the past 30-35 years. Jagdeep Khannadirector of the Institute of Hospitality Management in Dehradun, said more clarity was needed on the state’s homestay policy.
During the program, Anoop Nautial of the SDC Foundation provided information on various aspects of sustainable tourism in a report on the Indian Himalayan region published by NITI Aayog in 2018. With the help of statistics, he provided information on a responsible tourism model based on the number of pilgrims arriving for Char Dham Yatra, as well as Purnagiri Fair, Kainchidham Fair and Ganga Dussehra Fair, which were completed this month. .


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