Guwahati Airport Hosts Workshop on Tourism Development in the Region


Guwahati : Guwahati International Airport, popularly known as LGBIA, organized a workshop on the “Role of Airports in the Development of Tourism Industry in Northeast India.” The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Jayanta Malla Baruah, Minister of Tourism, Government of Assam. Representatives from Adani Airport Holding Limited, senior officials from Airlines, India Tourism, and various state tourism departments, including Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, along with officials from the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Assam, attended the event.

Minister Shri Baruah highlighted several initiatives undertaken by the Government of Assam to promote tourism in the region.

Shri Sher Khan, Deputy CEO of Adani Airports, presented airport data and emphasized the tremendous potential for growth. He discussed plans for new connectivity with Indian cities and potential foreign destinations from Guwahati airport.

Speaking about Guwahati airport’s potential to become a regional hub, Shri Utpal Baruah, Chief Airport Officer of LGBI Airport, highlighted the convenience it offers to regional citizens in terms of travel time and connectivity.

The workshop also witnessed the participation of dignitaries from tourism departments across the Northeast. Dr. Laxmanan S, Secretary of Industry and Commerce, discussed government plans in which airports can play a significant role. Mr. Maninder Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), and Mr. Ravi Sankar Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam, along with representatives from the Environment and Forest department and Philip F Tariang and Ban Nongkynrih, expressed their views on the occasion. The workshop also explored the potential of road and inland waterways to attract tourists.

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