Special Tourism Promotion Officers (STPO) Scheme: Odisha

Details of Special Tourism Promotion Officers (STPO) Scheme
Name of the SchemeSpecial Tourism Promotion Officers (STPO) Scheme
Sponsored byState Government
Funding PatternThough it is a state running scheme, the total funding pattern is managed by the State Government.
Ministry/DepartmentTourism & Culture
DescriptionFor attracting more foreign and domestic tourists to Orissa, Department of Tourism has taken up several drives. The objectibes of this scheme are, i. The Scheme aims at enlisting the support of NRIs, preferably NROs to promote Orissa as a preferred destination among their friends and acquaintances. ii. They could be Businessmen, Housewives, Students or any other professional who in their spare time motivate their friends to visit Orissa. iii. They shall be disseminating information on Orissa Tourism and market Orissa Tourism products amongst their friends and relatives along with potential tourists visiting the State. iv. They will be enrolled as Special Tourism Promotion Officers, STPO who will be entitled to get some incentives on the business generated through them while the tourists booked through them will get some discount. v. Their enrollment will be honorary and they will be only entitled for incentives on the business generated through them. They can not create any lien or liability on behalf of the State Department of Tourism or OTDC.
Benefit TypeOthers,
Other Benefits Providing discount in hotels room rent.
Eligibility criteriaAny Non Resident Indian, preferably Non Resident Oriya staying abroad with valid Passport and Visa and any Resident Indian staying within India but outside Odisha, preferably Oriya is eligible to apply for being enrolled as STOP.
How to AvailNRIs staying abroad will apply in the prescribed Enrollment Form A and Indians staying within India will apply in the prescribed Enrollment Form B to the General Manager, OTDC. The Enrollment form can based by email or Fax ( or Fax (+ 91 674 2431053).
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 01 / 01 / 2007
Valid Upto 01 / 01 / 2013
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Odisha, 06-07-2012)