“I often think what interesting history we are making for the student of the twenty-first century.”
— William Carey
Endowed with incredible natural beauty, Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in North-east India. Meghalaya has great tourism potential, which is still largely untapped and unexplored.
Meghalaya Tourism Department has formulated many plans and tourism policies, to attract more domestic and international tourists, which would lead to economic development and generation of ample employment opportunities in the state. Meghalaya tourism is focused on developing infrastructure and public facilities at all tourist spots, along with the development of various areas of tourism in the state such as Nature based tourism, Cultural tourism, Health resort tourism, and Art and Craft tourism.
Meghalaya tourism also emphasizes on adventure tourism in Meghalaya that includes trekking, caving, and water sports. Rock climbing and Hand gliding are also being promoted with recognized adventure and sports associations. Trained human resources in tourism industry is an integral part of alluring tourists and raising their satisfaction levels. Meghalaya tourism has started various training programs for local hotel staff, tourism guides, taxi drivers, restaurant owners, to help them learn the nuances of the hospitality sector and customer satisfaction.
Meghalaya tourism has opened up Meghalaya Tourism reception centers, which assist and provide information about Meghalaya travel to discerning travellers. A wide range of holiday packages and vacation tours to Meghalaya can also be booked from these information centers. Tourists can also log on to the official website of Meghalaya tourism, which offers complete information about Meghalaya travel destinations, hotels, transport, and treks, history, culture, and fairs and festivals.