Longsa village to be destination for rural tourism

Kohima, May 10 (MExN): In view of the upcoming Rural Tourism project at Longsa village in Mokokchung district, the Department of Tourism and the Nagaland Tourism Association conducted a seminar at Longsa village on May 2 last. The objective of the seminar was to create awareness and to sensitise the villagers about the concept and practical aspects of tourism.

In his introductory remarks, Alem Pongener, Director for Tourism, acknowledged the participation and interest shown by the people of Longsa village. He emphasised on the need for coordination of the villagers with the government so as to successfully implement the Rural Tourism project to bring about long-term sustainability for progress of the village. He also emphasised on the need for beautification of the village, protection and refurbishment of heritage and monuments, identifying and highlighting the unique features of the village, etc.

Tourist Officer V Duolo gave a presentation on cultural tourism and its management and preservation. Deputy Director K T Thomas spoke on the topic of sustainable ecological tourism; Nyuretho, a tourist guide, spoke on customer care and guiding, followed by a presentation on general and practical aspects of tourism and experience sharing by Kechangulie Kense, general secretary of Nagaland Tourism Association.