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Meghalaya Tourism: Inculcating Cultural Image in Developing Enroute Mini Halts

  • Wanrisa Bok KharkongorEmail author
  • Arunita Paul
  • Shilpi Bora
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)

Abstract

Tourism has become a core interest in developing inter-community interaction and harmony between guest population and local host; it shares a lot about the place, the people, their culture and their lifestyle. Meghalaya Tourism fails to focus on the lesser known locations that have the potential to be used for tourism purpose. Literature seems to throw its focus on the popular final destination or tourists spots alone but very less focus is given to the Journey that leads to these spots. This project studied the possibility of introducing mini-halts or stopping stations on the way that connects Guwahati and Shillong to create a travelers’ companion experience and provide them with a positive vibe as per their expectations. A pilot investigation on some tourists visiting Meghalaya to gather information on their opinion and suggestions of such enroute mini halts is done. Hofstede Models of Culture and Hofstede’s Onion diagram are studied.

Keywords

Meghalaya tourism Enroute mini-halts Journey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanrisa Bok Kharkongor
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arunita Paul
    • 1
  • Shilpi Bora
    • 1
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Ergonomics Laboratory, Department of DesignIITGuwahatiIndia

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