Kerala's Responsible Tourism initiative is key vehicle for economic empowerment states Riyas
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | November 15, 2022 | News
Kerela's Responsible Tourism Mohamed Riyas
‘Looking Back, Moving Ahead: 15 Years of of Kerala’s Responsible Tourism Journey’, an initiative by Kerala’s Responsible Tourism (RT) was held during the World Travel Mart London, on November 9.
The seminar showcased a set of global model in sustainable destination development by creating better places for people to live in and visit.
To celebrate 15 years of Kerala’s experience in taking forward the community-based RT initiative and half a decade of the state RT Mission, the experts drawn from different countries said it was the effective involvement of the community in all RT activities in the state that has resulted in the evolution of a successful model in the post-Covid world.
Minister for Tourism, PA Mohamed Riyas, who inaugurated the seminar shared RT will be a major vehicle for the economic empowerment of people across the state. The activities of the state’s RT Mission have achieved far-reaching results for the benefit of the local community and the tourism industry in Kerala, the Minister highlighted.
Mohamed Riyas, Minister for Tourism, further stated, “We have created more than 25,000 units under the state RT Mission. These units are of small-scale entrepreneurs, artists, craftsmen, traditional workers, farmers and other service providers from the grassroots of the local community.”
The activities of state’s RT Mission have achieved far-reaching results for the benefit of the local community and the tourism industry in Kerala, the Minister pointed out at the seminar held on the concluding day of the 43rd edition of WTM at ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London).
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Kerala’s Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative has set a global model in sustainable destination development by creating better places for people to live in and visit.