Looking up to North East
We recently concluded the East India Travel Awards in Guwahati, which was the first-of-its-kind event held in the city. The travel industry in the region was ecstatic to say the least and claimed it to be a big recognition for the region. Soon after, Ministry of Commerce and Industry also organised an aviation seminar for strengthening ties between the North East and BCLMV countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam), which saw huge presence from the bigwigs of the aviation industry, reinstating the fact that the region has huge potential for growth in tourism, especially with new airports and flights coming in. The summer season also saw a huge number of domestic tourists flocking to the north-eastern destinations, including Sikkim, Meghalaya and Assam to discover the various offerings, especially with new 4-star and 5-star properties making a debut in the region. With infrastructure and interest both paving the way for the North East, it certainly may be touted as the next big thing.