Home stays a new dimension to tourism in the queen of hills [DARJEELING]
Yogendra kumar Prasad
tourism business, heritage tourism, home stay, financial challenges, home stay owners
Home stay tourism is an emerging tourism concept evolved lately in the tourism industry. Darjeeling with its multi potentialities, natural gifts, cultural richness, innocent social settings and pleasant hospitality can be a model home stay. It can give immense opportunities for rural employment, with government focusing on pro-poor programs. This form of tourism is mainly based on service, facility and attraction. Home stays are attractive alternative tourism product. The natural and cultural attributes of Darjeeling can be showcased best through home stays. Female ownership secures women’s avenues for income generation. The hospitality industry must diversify its offerings to keep up with the exponential growth in tourism industry. Darjeeling cannot have big industries but tourism through home stay can flourish. The government also wants to promote it. The paper is a study of how home stay is providing dynamics to tourism industry in the hills of Darjeeling.
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Unique Paper ID: 154370

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

Page(s): 661 - 664
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