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In an important step to boost tourism in Himachal Pradesh, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has announced plans to collaborate with entrepreneurs to develop and grow the state’s tourism sector. Addressing the media, Mr. Arun Sharma, Chairman, HPTDC emphasized the important role that innovative and entrepreneurial ventures will play in changing the tourism landscape of Himachal Pradesh.

Strategic initiatives for tourism growth

Mr. Sharma highlighted that the initiative aims to attract new investment and creative ideas to develop new tourist attractions and improve existing infrastructure. The focus will be on eco-friendly and sustainable tourism projects that are in tune with the state’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. “We are looking to create unique and memorable experiences for tourists while ensuring that our projects are environmentally sustainable,” said Mr. Sharma.

Opportunities for entrepreneurs

Collaboration with entrepreneurs is expected to cover various aspects of tourism including adventure tourism, wellness retreats, cultural festivals and culinary tourism. Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas will be given government resources, funding opportunities and regulatory support to bring their vision to life. Mr. Sharma mentioned that the government will provide necessary approvals and incentives to encourage private investment in the tourism sector.

Impact on local economy and employment

The HPTDC Chairman expressed optimism that involving entrepreneurs in tourism development would significantly boost the local economy. The new ventures are expected to create numerous employment opportunities for local people especially in rural areas. “Using an entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to drive economic growth, create jobs and elevate the overall standard of living for our residents,” Mr. Sharma added.

Focus on sustainable tourism

Emphasizing the importance of sustainability, Mr. Sharma assured that all new projects would adhere to strict environmental norms. The aim is to promote tourism that not only brings economic benefits but also preserves the state’s natural resources and cultural heritage for future generations. “Sustainable tourism is the way forward, and we are committed to developing projects that respect and protect our environment,” he reiterated.

Government’s commitment to tourism development

Himachal Pradesh Government is actively working to boost its tourism sector. Recent initiatives include improving road connectivity, upgrading tourism facilities and promoting the state as a year-round destination. This latest move to involve entrepreneurs is seen as a continuation of these efforts aimed at making Himachal Pradesh a leading tourism destination in India.

A call to action for entrepreneurs

HPTDC is inviting entrepreneurs from across the country to submit their proposals and join hands in this exciting venture. “We are open to ideas and ready to support entrepreneurs who share our vision of a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh,” concluded Mr. Sharma.

Contact information

For more information, entrepreneurs and interested parties can visit the official HPTDC Website or contact Corporation office in Shimla.

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