Guwahati, December 05: The 6th International Tourism Mart 2017, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in association with the North Eastern States, by his excellency, Shri Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam. Other dignitaries present were Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Central Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam, MP Bijoya Chakraborty among others.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu was also present in the inauguration ceremony.
The event will be held in Vivanta by Taj from December 05 to December 07.
The 6th International Tourism Mart will put the spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, blossoming ties with ASEAN and the larger East Asia region, home to the world’s rapidly growing economies and India’s emerging tourism markets.
The ITM 2017 will also see an active participation by the Ministry of DoNER to synergize the process of development of tourism of the North East Region. The event has been planned and scheduled to facilitate interaction between buyers, sellers, media, Government agencies and other stakeholders.
Buyer and Media delegates from around the world and from different regions of the country are participating in the Mart and will engage in one-to-one meetings with sellers from the North East Region. This will enable the tourism product suppliers from the region to reach out to international and domestic buyers, with the objective of promoting tourism to the region, a total of 76 foreign Buyer delegates from over 29 countries namely Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Canada, China, Combodia, Cyprus, Fiji, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, USA, UK, Vietnam, Turkey, South Korea.
Besides the foreign delegates, 50 domestic stakeholders in Tourism sector from other parts of the country and 86 sellers from the North Eastern States are participating in the Mart. Representatives of State Tourism Departments of these North East States will also be present to showcase their tourism destinations and to interact with the delegates.
Source: Press Information Bureau
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