Airbnb, North East Council and North East Tourism Development Council along with two livelihood initiatives, North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) and North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS) recently entered into an agreement to boost tourism in the Northeast. The main idea is to encourage hospitality micro-entrepreneurs in different parts of the region. Another plus point of this agreement is that it will help national and international travellers have pleasant travel experiences that will in turn encourage more travellers to visit this part of the country.
As part of the agreement, homestay facilities and unique properties in the region will be developed, better tourism resources will be provided and the regulatory environment for home sharing will be improved. Airbnb will also provide training to the core teams of NERLP and NERCRMS, which will ensure existing and potential hosts will learn everything there is know about home sharing, responsible hosting, hospitality standards, hygiene and basic amenities.
‘This MoU with Airbnb is a step towards achieving our aim of doubling tourist growth rate in the next three years, by creating more sustainable accommodation options and enhancing the hospitality service standards in the region,’ said Jitendra Singh, Honourable Minister of Development of North Eastern Region.
Source: The Economic Times