HP Tourism Development Board

HP Tourism Development Board2018-08-08T11:06:50+00:00

For the promotion and development of Tourism in the State, the Government of Himachal Pradesh has established H.P. Tourism Development Board vide notification No. TSM-A (3)-1/2002 dated 24-11-2003.The H.P. Tourism Development Board consists of official and non-official members.

Meetings of the Board

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Minutes of HPTDB Meeting

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Official Members

Sr. No.Official Member
1.Hon’ble Chief Minister of H.P.Chairman
2.Tourism Minister of H.P.Vice Chairman
3.Chief Secretary to the Govt. of H.P.Member
4.Secretary (Tourism) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
5.Secretary (Finance) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
6.Secretary (Forest) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
7.Secretary (PWD) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
8.Secretary (Urban Development) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
9.Secretary (Town & Country Planning) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
10.Secretary (Youth Service & Sports) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
11.Secretary (Health, Ayurveda) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
12.Secretary (Horticulture) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
13.Secretary (Excise) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
14.Secretary (Industries) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
15.Secretary (Planning) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
16.Secretary (Law) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
17.Secretary (Language and Culture) to the Govt. of H.P.Member
18.Director (Tourism) Himachal PradeshEx-Officio Member – Secretary

Non – Official Members

Sr.No.Official Member
1.Representatives of Hotel AssociationsFour Members
2.Representatives of Travel Agents AssociationsTwo Members
3.Representatives of Adventure Sports Operator AssociationsTwo Members
4.Representatives of other interested groups of tourism industryTwo Members
5.Three non-official members to be nominated by the Government, by notification from amongst the persons
having outstanding contribution or expertise in the field of development and promotion of tourism industry
and having experience of working in tourism trade.
6.Representatives of the registered Non-Government Organizations.Two Members

Terms of Office

The term of office of the non-official members is two years.

Functions of the Board

  • The Board may advise the Government to lay down policy guidelines for the development and promotion of tourism in the State.
  • Publicize Himachal as an attractive tourist destination within and outside the country and establish image of H.P. as safe reliable tourist destination.
  • Undertake improvement in the tourist areas to the extent possible within the resources in general.
  • Undertake human resource development effort for the development of sustainable tourism industry in the State.
  • Take steps to motivate the private sector to encourage the tourists to visit the places of religious and cultural importance and the area of alluring natural beauty of the State by making use of the existing physical infrastructure related with tourism in an organized and effective manner.
  • Take steps to organize constructive and tourism promotional activities including seminars and conference, trade fairs, cultural festivals and tourism promotional sports competition and to encourage private sector to organize and participate in such activities.
  • To motivate local rural community to undertake various activities for rural tourism development.