Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday participated in a virtual meeting called by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel to discuss on ways to ease travel that will enhance domestic tourism.
Sangma informed the Union minister on the several initiatives and intervention taken to promote tourism and measures being adopted by the state for the safety of tourists as Meghalaya gears up to open for tourism.
Informing that the state has prepared itself to cater to tourists, Sangma also said that a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed with a private airline company to operate flights from Delhi to Shillong, which would further boost tourism.
“Direct flight from Delhi to Shillong and from Shillong to other state capitals in Northeast will open up a huge tourism market”, said the Chief Minister.
He further informed that 22 million outbound tourists from India, who usually look for high end tourism destinations outside, can take advantage of the low Covid situation in Northeast and explore the scenic and natural beauty of the region.