The initiative, which was launched by tourism minister Rohan Khaunte on Wednesday, is part of the division’s imaginative and prescient for unique tourism avenues, which focus on empowerment of communities and shared experiences between hosts and tourists.The 11 temples, which were identified, will be from seven eco-comfy zones within the grunt; the save pattern and building cannot be taken up, said tourism director Suneel Anchipaka.
Anchipaka said that the Ekadasha Teertha marketing and marketing campaign will be in line with the four pillars of spirituality, indigeneity, civilisational and cultural nationalism, and awake tourism.
“We are going to be investing in neighborhood-primarily-based tourism initiatives. Our aim in introducing this model is to support the scramble and the tourism sector to undertake sustainable practices that benefit both the atmosphere and the human population,” said the tourism minister.
While Khaunte said that the initiative is part of the shift away from Goa’s seashores and in the direction of non-secular tourism, Anchipaka said that the promotion and marketing campaign are partly in accordance with the “competition from worldwide locations esteem Thailand, Indonesia, and natty Indian states.
The Ekadasha Teertha project will watch the division intriguingly and take part in communities, particularly girl-led groups around areas of esteem. Vacationers will be encouraged to refer to the temples, address and be taught by the native communities, and understand the native standard of living, whereas the native communities can go on with their heritage and additionally procure a living from the endeavor.
The Ekadasha Teertha web sites were determined by the division in consultation with the communities around these web sites, said division officials.
This, said Anchipaka, is a section of the ‘Regenerative Tourism’ model that the tourism division has adopted.
The United Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) defines regenerative tourism as “tourism that takes a chubby memoir of its original and future financial, social, and environmental impacts, addressing the desires of holiday makers, the industry, the atmosphere, and host communities.”
“The bottom line is to procure mutual respect and appreciation between the chums and the hosts. Our focus is to form communities. We are in evolved talks with entrepreneurs and innovators within the tourism sector to support native girls and childhood catch first-hand experience on turning into business companions within the Ekadasha Teertha endeavour,” said Anchipaka.