Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel will inaugurate the three day Incredible India Mega Homestay Development and Training Workshop in Darjeeling tomorrow. The concept of Homestay is getting popular in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of Northern part of West Bengal. The involvement of the local community is more than ever in this Homestay Tourism at one of the most favoured hill stations for domestic and inbound tourists.
The Tourism Ministry said, a total of 450 homestay owners will be trained in the workshop where IIAS School of Management will train them free of cost in different spheres of Hospitality. The aim of this robust hospitality training workshop is to upgrade the hospitality skills of local community stakeholders by capacity building. This initiative is directed towards rural development through tourism and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage of local communities.
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