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Tourism trains tourist guides, teaches homestay subjects

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2019 10:49 pm
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Thetraining programme of the department of Tourism seen here in progress, on October 18 at Jotsoma village in Kohima district.

Dimapur, Oct. 20 (EMN): The department of Tourism conducted a training programme for tourist guides and to teach about homestay concepts, on October 18 at Jotsoma village in Kohima district, updates stated.

Homestay is a form of hospitality and lodging. Visitors share a residence with a local of the city to which they are travelling.

The event was conducted in collaboration with the Jotsoma Village Council and Jotsoma Nature Conservation and Eco-Tourism (JNCET), a note from the organisers informed.

The resource persons for the workshop were officials from the department of Tourism and the Nagaland Tourism Association, the updates stated.

A member of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Keneizhakho Nakro, also briefly attended the event and ‘shared with the participants about the various tourism and conservation efforts being taken up by the village,’ the organisers stated.

Zakiebeilie Nakro, member of the JNCET, talked to the audience about the history and purpose of the JNCET in the year 2008. He spoke also about the different activities being taken up by them, the updates stated.

The director for Tourism Akhale Vizol spoke at the event. In her keynote address, she highlighted the significance of tourism as an industry and as a means of creating livelihood opportunities and varied employment avenues, the updates stated.

She spoke also about the different aspect and perspective of tourism, promotion of homestays in the rural areas, and differentiation between rural and urban homestays. Besides, she talked about the harmful impact of plastic, the press release stated.

Diana Achumi, a tourist officer, spoke about the importance of housekeeping, and presided over a skill demonstration session on standard operating procedures for bed-making and basic table set-up, the updates stated.

Likeiwse, Veteu Koza, also a tourist officer, deliberated about the basic facilities and standard requirement of Homestay, the organisers stated. She gave a visual illustration of different homestay in Nagaland. She informed the participants about the registration process for homestay, the updates stated.

Resource persons Nyuretho, a tourist officer at Zunheboto and Kejaroko Peiru, vice president of the NTA gave a presentation about tourism prospects, opportunities and techniques for tour guiding, the organisers informed.

A total of 72 participants took part in the workshop, the updates stated.

By EMN Updated: Oct 20, 2019 10:49:38 pm
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