Adventure Tourism

Adventure fest aims at niche tourism

Adventure festival – [email protected] – aims at niche tourism by popularising all exotic locations of Arunachal Pradesh, said Tourism Parliamentary Secretary P D Sona on Friday.

Thrilled at the overwhelming response to the three-day festival that was declared open by Chief Minister Nabam Tuki here on Thursday, Sona told media persons that the tourism department in collaboration with the union tourism department has been planning various activities beyond the eye-catching scenic beauty to prolong the stay of the tourists, particularly adventure lovers.
“We are not interested in bulk tourists till enough accommodation and logistics are ready,” he reasoned.

The event is a stepping-stone to woo selected group of tourists with the locals terming it as ‘never seen and never heard before happening’. Being an offbeat destination, Menchukha has to offer something unique, like developing good camp site and developing a world class golf course in the naturally available conducive atmosphere to meet the expectations of trekkers, adventurers and nature lovers. Moreover, the local youth have evinced keen interest to undergo training as para gliders and rafters showing a positive indication, informed Sona, who was flanked by West Siang deputy commissioner M K Sahu and Menchukha ADC Ravi Dhawan.

Citing the example of Sikkim and Ladakh where the government has encouraged home stay facilities by providing incentive to overcome accommodation facilities, Sona said the department has begun an exercise by involving experts to develop a home stay guideline.

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