SUPRATIM RAJ BASU
Help Tourism pioneered sustainable development of communities through ecotourism and supported preservation of culture and nature under the dynamic leadership of Supratim Raj Basu. He identified and promoted destinations based on ecotourism and is also the founder of the Association for Conservation & Tourism (ACT), a non-profit NGO started to promote ownership of local people highlighting the natural and cultural resources around them. He shares, “The travel industry needs to be recognised and its deeds and actions should be appreciated to keep it on a par with the other industries in the country. The India Travel Awards is doing a brilliant job at this, specifically since it happens to occur in the North East region. Not too many events are organised here. Additionally, he is an expert in identifying rural tourism products, motivating communities into rural tourism services and training local stakeholders into hospitality and allied service.” Basu strongly believes that a destination is all about the experience, and preserving the natural ecosystem as well as the culture and the locals is an extremely important aspect.
Supratim Raj Basu, Founder & Director, Help Tourism, received the award for DDP Gamechanger. He was felicitated by SanJeet, Director,ctor, DDP Group; R. Sudhan, Special Secretary Tourism, Government of Manipur and Arni Sapkal, Gladrags Mrs. India Mumbai 2017