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6th International Tourism Mart 2017 Begins

International delegates have arrived for the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 for the 6th North East Region at the Vivanta by Taj (Hotel)in Guwahati, Assam, India. The event is poised
06 Dec 2017 10:35
6th International Tourism Mart 2017 Begins

International delegates have arrived for the 6th International Tourism Mart 2017 for the 6th North East Region at the Vivanta by Taj (Hotel)in Guwahati, Assam, India.

The event is poised to put the spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, blossoming ties with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the larger East Asia region, home to the world’s rapidly growing economies and India’s emerging tourism markets, says Indian Tourism (Guwahati) Assistant Director Sanjay Kumar.

He said: “This annual event organised in the North Eastern region with the objective of highlighting the tourism potential of the region in the domestic and international markets.

“It brings together the tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from the eight North Eastern States.”

The occasion has been planned and programmed to facilitate collaboration between buyers, sellers, media, government agencies and other stakeholders.

The North East Region of India encompasses the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim, is endowed with various tourist attractions and products.

“The varied topography of the region, its flora and fauna, the ethnic communities with their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, its festivals, arts and crafts, make it a holiday destination waiting to be explored,” said Mr Kumar.

“International buyers and media delegates from countries around the world and from different regions of the country are participating in the Mart.

“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.

“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.”

About 66 international delegates comprising of stakeholders and media personnel 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, and South Korea.

Also there are 50 domestic stakeholders in Tourism sector from other parts of the country and 103 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.

The three-day event also includes presentations by state governments on their tourism potential, cultural evenings, sightseeing visits to local attractions in and around Guwahati.

An exhibition by State Tourism Departments from the North Eastern States including display of beautiful handicrafts and handlooms is also being organised to show case the tourism products of respective participating States.

The event began yesterday and ends tomorrow.

Upon its completion the delegation will be part of the famil trip which ends on December 13.

Meanwhile, Shri Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam will officiate at the Mart.

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