Online marketplace and hospitality service provider Airbnb has signed four MoUs to boost tourism North East India. The MoUs were singed under aegis of Ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER). They were signed on behalf of North Eastern Council (NEC), North East Tourism Development Council (NETDC), North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) and North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project (NERCORMP).
The MoUs aim at creating hospitality micro-entrepreneurs across key destinations in North East India. They seek to leverage community resources and appropriate local resources based technology for development. Under MoUs, NEC, NETDC and Airbnb had agreed to expand tourism in north east India through Airbnb’s global platform.
They will also improve quality of homestay facilities and unique properties in NER and provide and promote outstanding tourism resources. They will also cooperate to improve regulatory environment for home sharing in North East.
They will also aim to generate technology-enabled livelihood opportunities in tourism and hospitality for micro-entrepreneurs in North East India and to help low-income families monetize their existing assets through home sharing.
Under these agreements, Airbnb will provide training to core teams of NERLP and NERCORMP, which will further train existing and potential hosts on home sharing, responsible hosting, hospitality standards, hygiene and basic amenities.