The Hill Tourism Development Association Kurseong, (HTDAK) in tune with celebrating The World Tourism Day on the 27th 0f September 2014 had decided to launch a web site highlighting KURSEONG as a viable tourist destination besides Darjeeling.
The program organised at Kurseong municipality multipurpose hall was attended by people from the trading community, NGOs hoteliers and private Homestay owners from Mamring, Latpanhor, Dilaram. The program was inaugurated by Mr. Anil Gurung, Senior Manager of Kurseong Tourist Lodge Govt. of West Bengal, by lighting the ceremonial lamp and by cutting a well-wishers cake, thus signifying the launch of the web site www.kurseongonline.com.
The program was flagged off by a short welcome address by Mr. S.K.Dikshit, President of Hill Tourism Development Association Kurseong and speaking on the occasion Mr. Anil Gurung ,gave a short but an informative speech on the behavioural aspect of dealing with tourists by making their stay “A Home away from Home” thereby making them want to visit again. Jeetu Giri, Secretary of the H.T.D.A.K addressed the gathering with a Power point presentation on Kurseong and outlined the various scenic spots that Kurseong has to offer which till date, is still lying unsung and unutilized by the outside world. Pointing out the various shortfalls he stressed the fact that Kurseong was unknown in the Tourism world and hence the urgent need of a web site and a tourist information center. He also put forward the suggestion of having a calendar for celebrating tourist festivals every year so that it becomes a regular feature for promoting Kurseong as a viable tourist destination on its own right. His presentation and documentary on Kurseong was an eye opener and informative. The programme ended with thanks to all the members of H.T.D.A.K. and the members of the community and press, present on this historic event. He also explained that we the people of Kurseong have to be aware and come forward for the betterness of our place than only we can do something for Kurseong.
Mr. Giri further says that for HTDAK the programme was grant success as this has been a dream of HTDAK members for long time, in a short span of 9 months it is a great achievement. HTDAK thanks Feroz Akhtar, an advisor of HTDAK, for the wonderful world tourism cake and Kurseong municipality chairman, Samir Deep Blon for providing us the hall was the celebration was held.
The website has been designed by Roshan Thapa, from Kurseong itself.