Governor opens Heritage Tourism Conclave


Shimla : Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar inaugurated the 11th International Heritage Tourism Conclave organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), here today. The theme of the event was Heritage as a key driver of Sustainability.

The Governor said that the Conclave deliberated on how tourism and culture sectors can work together more collaboratively and increase public-private partnerships to ensure the protection of cultural and natural heritage while extending benefits to local communities.

President PHDCCI Pradeep Multani said PHDCCI stands committed towards strengthening the Tourism sector in India, especially Heritage Tourism.

The idea of Heritage Tourism Conclave was conceived in the year 2011. Past 10 Heritage Tourism Conclaves held in different parts of the country speak volumes about the commitment of PHDCCI to boost the sector.

PHDCCI and its Knowledge Partner–ORG India jointly released a Knowledge Report titled ‘Heritage as a key driver of Sustainability’. The report gives a holistic view on heritage tourism across the world and in the country.