States should help boost tourism growth: SibalMay 31st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) State governments should actively participate in and frame legislation to make the tourism and hospitality sector more vibrant and growth oriented, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday.
He was speaking at a conference of the All India Council of Teachers Education (AICTE) on National Vocational Education Qualification Framework to discuss the important aspects of vocational education, qualification and the framework with emphasis on the hospitality and tourism sector.
“The country is going to invest Rs.400 billion to strengthen the infrastructure sector, but lack of sufficient skilled labour force poses a big challenge,” he said.
The minister added that the growing economic power of the country has enabled many people to spend time and money to visit tourist destinations, resorts and different national heritage sites.
For the growth of the tourism sector, proper training needs to be given to people and their communication skills need to be upgraded, he said.
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