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Eco tourism conclave concludes in Imphal

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By EMN Updated: Apr 08, 2014 11:48 pm
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Correspondent
IMPHAL, APRIL 8

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2-day country’s first ever eco-tourism conclave concludes with series of presentation and discussion for the promotion of tourism in the border state of the country this evening.
The conclave is being organised by the State Government in association with the Eco-Tourism Society of India.
In his presentation, Managing Director Dr Th Dhabali Singh of Impha based Babina healthcare and hospitality industries pvt Ltd has called upon the masses to start marketing Manipur as an important tourist destination in the South Asia.
Stating that the law and order in the state has been improving since the last 5 years, senior pathologist Dr Dhabali also informed the inflow of the foreign tourists in the state has been tremendously increased in the last couple of years after the relaxation of the protected area permit the central government.His 3 star category classic hotel alone has registered around 2848 foreign tourists in 2012-13 against 431 in 2010-11.The total foreign tourists visited his hotel in 2011-12 is about 1516.There are about 25 hotels in the state and which can accommodate around 400 against the demand of 500-600 visitors.However the state will be able to provide service to around 1500 visitors/tourists within a span of 5-10 years time.
Many experts including NEC member MP Beznaruah,NEC secretary Ameising Luikham,former tourism secretary Shilabhadra banerjee,former functionary of eco-tourism society of India Mandip Singh Soin shared their ideas on diverse fields for the promotion of tourism in the region.
Rakesh Mathur also make presentation on heritage tourism and safe and honourable tourism, Chittaranjan Bakshi on golf tourism, Vikram Sodhi on polo tourism and Dr Kh Palin of Shija Hospitals on medical tourism. Meanwhile the International Thailand-Bhutan Car Rally which was organised by Le passage to India, a New Delhi based premier travel group, has arrived this evening in Imphal.
The 20 member rallyists who drove down their nine cars through the land routes of Thailand and Myanmar from Bangkok from April 6 onwards, were given a warm reception by Manipur governor VK Duggal led officials when they reach here at Raj Bhavan this evening.
The car rally which is scheduled to reach Thimphu on May 1,will be flagged off for their further journey to Bhutan tomorrow morning.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 08, 2014 11:48:29 pm