Meghalaya is a hilly state endowed with significant ecotourism potential, including virgin forests (76% of the total area), ample riverine systems, scenic topography, and many natural attractions.
To sustain the economic growth, the Government of Meghalaya is planning to focus on promoting the tourism sector. Tourism is a multi-sectoral activity and has the capacity to stimulate different sectors of the economy, unlocking opportunities for economic development, poverty alleviation and income generation. The sector is also labour-intensive, thereby presenting a wide spectrum of job opportunities for the skilled/unskilled workforce and benefits micro, small and medium enterprises.
Development of tourism sector in Meghalaya is however hindered by lack of adequate infrastructure.