The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, K.J. Alphons in New Delhi on 31st July 2018. They discussed about harnessing and promotion of tourism of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor impressed upon the Mos Tourism that Arunachal Pradesh has immense opportunity in tourism which will help the State for all round employment opportunities, entrepreneurship and revenues generation. Our tourism has scope of developing spiritual tourism, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, Adventure tourism including development of special tourist’s circuits like Buddhist Circuit / Krishna Circuit etc. There is a scope for promotion of a new Buddhist Tourism Network to attract tourists from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to Buddhist pilgrimage centres in Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan along with Gaya and Lumbini, he said.
The Governor emphasised the need for innovative projects in tourism and increasing the standard of hospitality service, since tourists specially look for novel experiences. He requested the minister for developing courses focusing on inherent capabilities of the State which are tourism and hospitality sector.
The Tourism Minister informed the Governor of his plan to visit Arunachal Pradesh for purpose in September this year.
The Governor also expressed gratitude to the Union Government for its planning to build railway lines up to Tawang, Aalo and Parashuramkund, which will go a long way in promoting regional tourism and pilgrims to religious places like Parasuramhund, Tawang Monastry, Malinithan, etc, he said.