As an effort to create awareness on homestay facility in Andhra Pradesh, AP Tourism Authority (APTA) has organised a community-driven hospitality company, a homestay sensitization, and training workshop is being conducted in Vizag for the families, communities, AP CREDAI, travel agencies, etc, to enhance the potential of tourism accommodation in the state.
- The main objective of conducting the workshop is to sensitize and to discuss the idea of homestays, home sharing, and its social, cultural and economic benefits for families and communities.
- Introduce online platforms like Airbnb and assist the participants to create accounts on Airbnb to get started on their new business.
- Share learnings of Airbnb’s and experienced personnel like Gokulam Homestay and hospitality standards for a successful home sharing business through sessions.
During the workshop, a representative of Airbnb said, “Some parts of Kerala and Rajasthan provide homestay accommodations and we are planning to create a platform in Andhra Pradesh for global outreach.”
District Collector of Vizag, Pravin Kumar IAS said, “We realized how important the concept of hospitality as tourism in Vizag is rapidly scaling new heights. Once a guest is happy, an event is successful. It has been difficult to host international events in Vizag due to fewer accommodation facilities. Hopefully, this workshop will help in making accommodation facilities better.”
The collector also mentioned, “To match the growth in tourism and tourist footfall in the city, the homestay facility would help in making the guests feel comfortable.”
The main aim of the workshop is to ensure that all the participants are understanding the potential benefits of homestay business and make the homestay owners feel comfortable and confident about the concept.
APTA aims to attract a larger global audience to boost tourism in Andhra Pradesh.
For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/homestayworkshop.