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Tourism Ministry organizes State Tourism Ministers Conference on 20 August

Deliberation will take place on various issues related to the development and promotion of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has organized day-long Conference of State Tourism Minister and will be attended by state Tourism Ministers, Secretaries of Tourism and senior officials from the States and Union Territories (UTs) who will deliberate on various issues related to the development and promotion of Tourism.

The Union Minister of State for Tourism Culture (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the State Tourism MinistersConference being held in New Delhi on 20 August 2019.

The Conference will provide a platform for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to apprise the States / UTs about new initiatives taken and those in the pipeline, to get valuable feedback from the States / UTs on the same, to highlight areas where active cooperation of the States / UTs is required and at the same time to learn about the initiatives being taken by the States / UTs for the development of Tourism.

Discussions will be held with the States / UTs to get their inputs and feedback on the following subjects:

– Developing an all-encompassing One Stop Solution including information on tourism related services through a web based application and a Grievance Redressal Mechanism through Twitter and Tourist-Helpline

– Adoption of Adventure Tourism and Bed Breakfast / Homestay Scheme Guidelines by States/UTs

– Status of projects sanctioned under the Swadesh Darshan PRASHAD Schemes and implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

These will be followed by Presentations to be made by the State Governments of Kerala and Sikkim showcasing best practices in the tourism sector and the social media campaigns run by them.

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