Gyalshing, 30 Jun [IPR]:
The first preparedness meeting for World Tourism Day 2018 was held at Bhanu Salig Bhawan in Kyongsa, West Sikkim today. The meeting was presided by District Collector, West, Dr AB Karki, Superintendent of Police, West, Tenzing Loden Lepcha, members of West Sikkim Tourism Society and officials from Sikkim Tourism, Gangtok.
The DC shared his vision of making this year’s World Tourism Day a grand success with all concerned parties and stakeholders working together as one. He requested formation of a final organising committee which will be followed by round table meeting wherein the distribution of responsibilities will be conducted.
Further, he urged all hotels and homestays to make contributions from their side as capital for the event along with the support from Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation and West District Administration.
It was decided during the meet that the Department of Information & Public Relations will be partly taking charge of all publicity related aspects of the festival.
Special Secretary for Tourism, Namrata Thapa, stated that 2018 is the ‘Year of Adventure’ and emphasized on the importance of giving due credit to people who have helped Sikkim Tourism grow.
The next meeting will be held on 02 Jul wherein further discussions will be held in detail, it is informed.