Fifth edition of MP Tourism Mart inaugurated

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2018 11:54:00


Staff Reporter

The fifth edition of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Mart was inaugurated on Saturday at the Lake View Ashoka. Tourism Minister of Bihar Pramod Kumar, Principal Secretary Tourism Hariranjan Rao, ATOI President Captain Swadesh Kumar, President of Domestic Travel P P Khanna and MD of Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation T Ilaiya Raja were present.

In Tourism Mart, 75 buyers from overseas, 125 buyers from different states of the country and tour, traveller operators, hotel, delegate of hospitality industry etc are taking part. B2B discussions started after the inaugural ceremony.

Principal Secretary Tourism and Managing Director Tourism Board Hariranjan Rao expressed hope that there will be useful discussions about tourism in mart. Rao said that several initiatives have been undertaken in Madhya Pradesh with separate tourism cabinets, organising water adventure festival Hanuvantiya, City Walk Festival, students tourism quiz etc. Madhya Pradesh has won 10 National Awards for the second consecutive year. Among them, the Hall of Fame award is effective for three years. Adventure tourism is being promoted in the State. Adventure Next, which will take place in the first week of December, is organised in Bhopal, will be an important step in this direction. Captain Swadesh Kumar, President of Adventure Tour Operators Association, said that in the coming years more focus will be on adventure tourism. Adventure tourism should be promoted in this context in State so that full potential can be achieved. P P Khanna emphasised the need to organise a Domestic Tourism Mart in near future. He also appreciated Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board for organising Madhya Pradesh Tourism Mart. Khanna said that there is a need to further increase domestic tourism in the country.

The show promises to provide an opportunity to tap into this market by bringing a forum of exceptional one-to-one business meetings. MP Travel Mart aims to create a platform that will offer the perfect environment for the like-minded people to interact and do business together. The Travel Mart is being projected as Central India’s Premier Travel Mart. The primary objective of this mart is to market and promote Madhya Pradesh as a destination throughout the year. Exclusive focus on domestic and inbound tourism into Madhya Pradesh to reassure the position of the State as an preferred tourist destination in the world. The guests also visited the exhibition section. The exhibition section exhibits stalls related to Madhya Pradesh tourism, Gujarat Tourism Development Corporation, Ashin Adventure, Indo Asia Tour, India Tourism, various prestigious hotels and hospitality groups, tours and tourism related exhibitions from Gujarat, Bihar, Kerala, Tripura, Manipur etc. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board Additional Managing Director Vishwa Vallimbe proposed a vote of thanks.