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More than 1 lakh tourists visited Nagaland in 2019

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 11, 2020 11:05 pm
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Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb.11 (EMN):
The Tourism industry in Nagaland has, for the last three decades, carved out its space in boosting the economy and various others sectors, taking the state to new milestones.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Monday tabled the annual report of the department of Tourism.

The recent achievement of the department, in the form of being awarded ‘the most promising new destination’ at OTM Mumbai, in itself has been interpreted as a sign of the potency of tourism in the state.

The tourism industry in Nagaland has extended beyond economic development encompassing a wide spectrum in the form of human resource development, eco-tourism, cultural and heritage tourism, adventure tourism, agro-tourism, wellness tourism and experiential tourism.

This had created opportunities for young and educated individuals to venture into entrepreneurship in the form of home-stay, travel services and guide agencies.

Of late, rural and agro-tourism is another rising sector for tourism in the state, especially with an uprising in festivals, such as that of apples and pineapples.

Trekking or tours to foothills and destinations of historical and cultural importance have become a vital sector of tourism.

The signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Airbnb and the department of Tourism could be another huge boost to the tourism industry.

The department’s annual report (2019) on the inflow of tourist to the state showed 1,31,526; with 1,25,949 domestic tourists and 5577 foreign tourists.

Statistics of tourist inflow (January to December 2019)
Sl.No Month Domestic Foreign Total/monthly
1 January 4021 195 4216
2 February 3948 241 4189
3 March 4816 135 4951
4 April 6472 265 6737
5 May 6014 106 6120
6 June 3211 107 3318
7 July 2411 113 2524
8 August 3278 93 3371
9 September 3398 105 3503
10 October 7122 194 7316
11 November 10212 549 10,761
12 December
Hornbill
15,462
55,584
459
3015
15,921
58,599
  Total 125,949 5577 131,526

(Inputs from department of Tourism Annual Report 2019)

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 11, 2020 11:05:20 pm