The Ministry of Tourism organized a three days training Workshop for homestay owner in Darjeeling from February 22 to 24, 2021 to enrich the hospitality skills of the owners of the region. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Tourism’s Regional Office (East), Indiatourism Kolkata in association with Eastern Himalayas Travel & Tour Operator Association as Resource Partner and IIAS School of Management as Knowledge Partner.
Overall, 725 homestay owners from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and foothills of Dooars participated in this three-day Workshop where they have been trained in marketing, sales, attitudinal development, product knowledge etc. to make them self-reliant in promoting their homestays in more efficient manner.
The training would not only ensure a better hospitality experience for the tourists, but also establish Eastern Himalaya and Dooars as a preferred destination for the Domestic and Inbound Tourists.
“An Atmanirbhar self-reliant tourism-based economy will provide opportunities to the youth of the region for gainful employment,” Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of Tourism (IC), Govt. of India, said.