Nagaland:Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA) honored Kezaroko Pieru, Founder and CEO of Pier Tours and President of Nagaland Association of Tour Operators (NATO) on receiving the “Best Eco-Entrepreneur” Award by the International Eco-Tourism Society (TIES) at the 18th International Did. Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference and B2B Networking and 3rd Eco-Tourism Awards in Luxor, Egypt.
In a congratulatory note, NTA President, Vimeto Wakha, said the association is proud of the recognition and achievement, especially in the field of tourism, where an entrepreneur from Nagaland and the North-East received the accolade at an international event.
Praising the state government and the tourism department, the association said that the government can do many things to promote tourism, as the state has a lot of potential to become a great eco-tourism destination which can boost the local economy. To do this, Nagaland Tourism Association said that the government can make the right policies and facilitate the stakeholders in the right way.
However, the association regretted that many of the tourism projects executed were not utilized and did not serve the purpose of tourism. In this regard, Nagaland Tourism Association appealed to the government to give priority to development of more tourism oriented projects, capacity building, awareness programs in development of new destinations. The association also appealed to the Department of Tourism to support the stakeholders in marketing, promotion etc. as these were essential to promote tourism.