NABARD - Student Internship Scheme 2016-2017 - page 135

• Home Stays run by Private Entrepreneurs were generally Constructed as houses initially & later
one/two rooms were converted to Home Stays by providing attached toilet/bath facility
• Home-stays are taken up as an supplementary activity by majority of the sample covered
• Homestays (Government Homestays) which were initially operated in a Committee approach did
not sustain due to non-functioning of the Committee
• PRIVATE Entrepreneurs who had educational background and who had formal training in tourism
sector could earn better income
• Occupancy rate of such enterprises was also higher due to their ability to host webpages, advertise
through travel related websites
• Room tariffs varied from Rs.650/day to Rs.5850 depending upon the location and facilities offered
• Even minimum room tariff is profitable, provided the tourist is regular and in large groups so that
operators are able to take advantage of the economies of scale.
Major Recommendation:
• Infrastructure viz., all season good motorable roads must for increasing tourists foot falls
• Erratic electricity supply hampers tourist morale
• Net-work connectivity is poor in many location-needs to be strengthened
• Banks need to streamline and simply loan procedures
• Nearest Airport and Railway Station are far-off. Need to expedite completion of Airport project in
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