The objective of this Department is to run the Tourist Administration in the interest of the Tourists along with Promotion of Tourism and creation of Tourist facilities.
Governor is pleased to set-up a State Tourism Promotion Task Force under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal to unlock and augment the tourism potential in the State of West Bengal.
Government of West Bengal, Department of Tourism, notifies the West Bengal Tourist Guide Certification Scheme for the selection, training and Certification of the West Bengal Tourist Guides.
Governor is pleased to introduce the scheme “PARYATAN SAHAYATA PRAKALPA” (name is indicative) as a Relief Scheme for the Travel and Tourism sector in West Bengal.
The Guidelines is being framed with the objective to recognize and provide support to the eligible Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Tourist Transport Operators promoting West Bengal. The aim would be to provide skill development and marketing support to the eligible stakeholders.
Department of Tourism has decided to include the Services regarding Issuance of Registration and Issuance of Date of Commencement Certificate both related to the West Bengal Incentive Scheme, 2015.
Following organizations are the ‘Public Authority’ as defined in section 2(h) of RTI Act, 2005 under the administrative control of Tourism Department, Government of West Bengal.
To develop West Bengal as one of the most preferred tourist destinations of choice, while generating gainful employment, enhancing economic opportunities, and providing best-in-class tourism facilities, services and enriched tourist experience.
Promote homestay tourism in such a way that it can make meaningful contribution to the employment generation, economic growth and bringing the tourists closer to the cultural heritage and traditions of West Bengal.
In respect of development and promotion of Tourism in the state, Governor is pleased to approve a new Tourism Policy named West Bengal Tourism Policy, 2016.
West Bengal Incentive Scheme, 2015 for Tourism Units is a new set of incentives for promotion of Tourism, effective from 07.01.2015 to 31.12.2020.