Draft Odisha Tourism Policy 2016

The Tourism Policy envisages the development of tourism infrastructure through collaboration between the state government and the private sector. The Tourism Policy encourages private investment and provides various incentives for new investments in tourism sector. However, implementation of various provisions covering incentives, concessions etc. will be subject to the issue of detailed guidelines / statutory notifications, wherever necessary, in respect of each item by the concerned department. The Objectives of this policy are: To promote Sustainable Tourism with a view to create employment opportunities and to bring about socio-economic benefits to the community; To preserve, enrich and promote Odisha’s unique cultural heritage, natural resources and environment with a view to achieve sustainable development; addressing the regulatory & tourism promotion/ development functions in PPP mode at all levels, in an effective & well coordinated manner, and To promote Odisha as one stop destination to experience cultural heritage, ecotourism and rich wilderness so as to boost foreign & domestic tourist arrival in the State.