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Tourism in Manipur : Prospect to projection

 Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, Jan 3 (DIPR) :Decorated with two National awards – Today Traveller’s Award, 2016, for Best State for Promoting Niche Tourism – Polo Tourism and the Most Promising New Destination Award, in Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF), 2016, Ahmedabad, Manipur has now gained more confidence to become one of the most promising tourist spots in the near future. Manipur Tourism Policy, 2014 is set with definite plans and targets to turn the State into ‘Destination Manipur’ for the travellers. Manipur Tourism Department, now a corporate – Tourism Corporation of Manipur Ltd., is bagged with numerous plans to generate a gainful and meaningful employment in a sustainable manner which will involve the local people leading to integrated development.

With Look East Policy, Trans Asian Highways, and Railways, Manipur Tourism is becoming all the more important with the government keen to create a unique brand to market ‘Manipur Tourism’ as the gateway to Southeast Asia.

Reborn as industry in 1987, Manipur Tourism Department has tried hard to include Manipur in the map of world tourism. Gifted by nature in varied ways, Manipur is filled with richness, and vastness in culture and religious heritage, making her a very potential nominee for tourism industry, yet to be discovered and explored.

Realizing the rawness in natural resources, the Asian Development Bank has identified the region as a ‘Key Area’ due to its unrealized potential as an eco-tourism product. read more>>