To promote homestays in Assam, the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) has signed a MoU with Rightstay. Rightstay is an alternate accommodation platform of the noted online travel firm Make My Trip. The Rightstay application is currently available on Android and web. It provides alternative stay options like villa, residential apartments, homestays and guest houses, enabling customers to rent unique places that offer authentic experiences at affordable prices.
Tourism Department of Assam has launched a rural homestay scheme called ‘Aamaar Aalohi’ recently. The focus is to encourage rural and semi-urban people to participate in tourism and self-generate income by managing a homestay.
The ATDC wants to encourage organized, community-based, environmentally and socially responsible homestays across the region. Rightstay will lend their expertise to the State’s tourism body to promote homestays. ATDC will also work with Make My Trip to develop custom packages to enhance tourism in the State.
Homestays opened and promoted under this agreement will conform strictly to the high qualities and standards set by ATDC. Both ATDC and Rightstay will also jointly conduct educational training sessions for registered homestays on best practices of hospitality, skill training online usage, content management, operations and expense management.