|Title||ROLE OF TOURISM & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN EMPLOYMENT GENERATION IN ITANAGAR (ARUNACHAL PRADESH)|
Vidya Jyoti Educational Society, INDIA
Arunachal tourism industry is one of the most diverse products on the global scene. To develop and promote tourism as a source of economic growth and to bring Arunachal on the national and international tourist map, tourism shall be considered as an important economic activity for overall sustainable economic growth &ensuring employment generation. Arunachal is growing rapidly in tourism sector; there is good chance for the development of employment generation opportunity. The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, event planning, theme parks, transportation, and additional fields within the tourism industry. Itanagar, capital city of Arunachal Pradesh is not only potential hub for tourism but also upcoming business tourism destination because of its easy accessibility. Itanagar is gradually developing and also providing opportunities for blossoming new business entrepreneurs as well as existing business houses to explore Arunachal. To cater the present accommodation requirement of business societies which are coming to Itanagar there are numbers of hotels are available and also many new hotels and accommodation facilities are opening. Besides, tourism and hospitality development it also will opens up new opportunities to provide employment for large section of state’s population. As the tourism and hospitality is human resource oriented industry, so yet more opportunities to be expected in future, mainly for unemployed section of state’s population. Presently Itanagar have 1(one) three star hotel, 3(Three) three star category hotel, 15(fifteen) two star & deluxe hotels and 1(one) resort. The three star hotel is undertaken by Indian Tourism Development Corporation named Donyi Polo Ashok. Apart of above accommodation facilities govt. guest house and circuit house is also available in Itanagar.