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BGSBU organises workshop on community based tourism

Post by on Sunday, October 31, 2021

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Jammu, Oct 30: Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University Rajouri in collaboration with WWF-India organised one-day national workshop on community based tourism with special focus on Pir Panjal region of Jammu and Kashmir.
 Prof. Akbar Masood, Vice Chancellor of the University lauded the efforts of the organising committee for hosting the event.
He said that community-based tourism not only gives you a real insight into local lives, but also ensures your travel experience makes a genuine difference to local people.
Prof Akbar mentioned that CBT experiences vary greatly depending on the places you visit and needs of the local people, meaning every experience is unique.
He said that there is great potential for developing community based in Pir Panjal Region. The Vice Chancellor mentioned that being a responsible Institution of higher education , BGSBU is committed to play a pivotal role in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the region and Community Based Tourism is one such area where the University will be coordinating with Government and Non-Government Organisations for various capacity building initiatives.
Prof. Iqbal Parwez Dean Academic Affairs in his address applauded the efforts of the Centre for Hospitality and Tourism for taking a lead in organising the first ever offline event after the  University has resumed for offline classes.
Prof. Iqbal thanked the eminent speakers who travelled from different parts of the country for participating in the workshop.
Saleem Beg , Former DG Tourism Jammu and Kashmir delivered the keynote address. In his address, he highlighted various important facets of Community Based Tourism and focused on a long term sustainable approach to develop strategies for the promotion of Community Based Tourism in Pir Panjal Region of Jammu and Kashmir.

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