A key driver of economic growth and job creation. It has emerged as a key driver of economic growth. It is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors and has a significant impact on trade, job creation, investment, infrastructure development, and social inclusion. Tourism is a major source of employment. It is a labor-intensive sector and has a significant multiplier effect on employment in related sectors. Tourism employs more women and youth than most of the other sectors. Tourism can generate resources for the conservation of cultural and natural heritage and has huge potential to make positive contributions to sustainable development goals. The Govt of Maharashtra – Tourism Department has set up this institute to create skilled manpower and support the hospitality and tourism sector. By the year 2030, we shall be able to meet up the growing demand of the Indian and global tourism and hospitality needs of skilled manpower. As per the tourism policy of the government of India’s Tourism Department and Govt of Maharashtra Tourism Department provided the guidelines to all the institutions contributing towards the enhancement and development of tourism and hospitality, skill education, and training.

Highlighted Areas

Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Realizing the full potential of Tourism

Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav – Activating India 2.0

India, an Emerging Superpower – Tourism to enhance India’s soft power.

Tourism – National Prioritization is a pre-requisite

Applicability and Implementation of the Tourism Policy

Sustainable Development As per the UNWTO

“Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities” Sustainable tourism development guidelines and management practices are applicable to all forms of tourism in all types of destinations, including mass tourism and the various niche tourism segments. Sustainability principles refer to the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development, and a suitable balance must be established between these three dimensions to guarantee its long-term sustainability.

Make optimal use of environmental resources

that constitute a key element in tourism development, maintaining essential ecological processes and helping to conserve natural heritage and biodiversity.

Respect the socio-cultural

authenticity of host communities, conserve their built and living cultural heritage and traditional values, and contribute to intercultural understanding and tolerance.

Ensure viable, long-term economic operations, providing socio-economic

benefits to all stakeholders that are fairly distributed, including stable employment and income-earning opportunities and social services to host communities, and contributing to poverty alleviation.

The IHM Solapur is determined to look forward to providing sustainable and value-based hospitality and tourism allied education skills and training to the aspirants. There is a continuous emphasis on sustainable tourism and green hotel practices throughout the events and activities conducted by the institute and we pledge to follow and commit to teaching Sustainable Development Goals – 17 set by UNWTO.

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