With an aim to revive the tourism sector in the Northeastern region which has been badly hit owing to the Covid-induced travel restrictions and lockdown, Assam is hosting a 2-day Northeast Tourism Conclave at Hotel Radisson Blu in Guwahati.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with G. Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and DoNER; Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union MoS for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs and Ajay Bhatt, Union MoS for Tourism and Defense attended the plenary session on Monday.

Gracing the occasion, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the conclave is aimed at discussing the tourism prospects as well as strategies to revive the tourism sector post Covid.

Welcoming the Tourism and Culture Ministers of North Eastern States and other delegates to this 2-day long conference, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked the Ministry of Culture for this great initiative.

Stating that most of our tourist destinations are not well promoted due to the poor road network only, he urged Union Minister G Kishan Reddy to invest more on road connectivity within the tourist destinations of the NE states.

During the programme, an MoU was also signed between the Ministry of Tourism and IRCTC for cooperation in in bid to increase the influx of tourists into the region.