West Bengal to prioritise tourism infrastructure

West Bengal to prioritise tourism infrastructure

 

West Bengal’s new Tourism Minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury has said priority will be given to developing tourism infrastructure in the state to attract domestic and international travellers.

Advancement in the field of information technology will be used to provide the latest information and booking facilities for the tourists. The projects will be implemented by the PPP model, he added. The ministry is also planning to incorporate policies to turn around the loss-making areas of the sector into profitable ones.

“If private resorts can make profit, why won’t it be possible in government guest houses? We need to be more professional for effective management,” Chowdhury said.

He went on to elaborate that West Bengal has a tremendous potential for tourism that needs to be tapped into. Training will also be provided to local tourist guides to effectively handle tourists.