“Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD).

On the 27th of September every year, the world celebrates the World Tourism Day. The reason for World Tourism Day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value. The occasion tries to address common difficulties stated by the United Nations of Millennium Development Goals. It is also to feature and recognize the commitment of the tourism industry can make in achieving these objectives.

Blue Dragon Adventure in Association with Himalayan Homestay Owners Association celebrated the World Tourism Day in Darjeeling. We had organized an MTB (cycle) rally covering approx 16km, starting from the heart of the Darjeeling – Chowrasta via Gandhi Road up to Ghoom Railway Station and ended up at Darjeeling Railway Station.

There were around 25 MTB (cycle) riders who had participated in this rally. And the main attraction in this rally was there was only 1 female ride who had participated in this rally and came all over from Kurseong.

The ride motive was to promote the Darjeeling Hills into Adventure culture & diversity and as well as to promote MTB in Darjeeling.

Himalayan Homestay Owners Association has formed on 04/08/2018, with the motive of elevating, assisting and aiding all homestay owners, to streamed line the organization, under one umbrella with a vision to raise to our standards to international levels and mission to augment full-time employment for the owners thus improving the social economic conditions.

Thus the MTB (cycle) rally was very successful without any man down while riding. All the riders were welcomed and offered Khadas, tikas & refreshment at Darjeeling Railway Station. After the refreshment all the riders disbursed.

We would like to thanks to all the riders who were on the ride, Stationmaster of Darjeeling Railway Station and all the members who were the backbone of this successful event.