Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor V Shanmuganathan has extended his warm greetings to the people of the state, particularly to those entrepreneurs who are in tourism ventures on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
He expressed hope that the celebration of the special day would foster awareness among the international community about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economical values.
In his message to the people on Monday, the governor said that tourism plays an important role in world economy, including Indian economy.
The central and state governments acknowledge the importance of tourism industry as it is one of the most influential sectors.
Tourism industry generates employment opportunities, provides employment to unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled manpower and facilitates in cultural exchange.
It also contributes immensely to the overall growth and sustainability of places and destinations and local community, he said.
“Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with rich cultural and geographical diversity making it one of the most popular tourist destinations among local and foreign travellers.
It offers diverse forms of tourism, including cultural, rural, religious, historical, nature, wildlife, water sports, mountaineering, hiking, adventure and eco-tourism to name a few,” the governor said.
Calling upon the state government, the people, entrepreneurs, and tour operators on the special day to join hands together to make this frontier state most sought tourist destination, the governor expressed confidence that Arunachal Pradesh would be the most favoured tourist destination in the country in near future.