Minister cites tourism woes

The Bengal tourism minister on Sunday highlighted some of the hurdles threatening to trip chief minster Mamata Banerjee’s plan to turn Darjeeling into Switzerland, Digha into Goa and the Sunderbans into the Kerala backwaters.

Lack of proper roads, signage, logistics and trained personnel are some of the negatives minister Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury pointed out at a tourism conference organised by the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the Industrial Trade Fair.

“Our chief minister feels tourism can be the state’s biggest industry. So many countries have prospered simply because of its tourism… however, our tourism department has remained neglected and we have forgotten our hospitality,” Choudhury rued.

Full report here Telegraph


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