Odisha Travel Bazaar 2022: Tourism Minister inaugurates today

Bhubaneswar: The fourth edition of the Odisha Travel Bazaar 2022 was inaugurated on Friday at Bhubaneswar from Odisha. The three-day event is being organized by the state tourism department in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

As many as 25 foreign tour operators, 82 domestic tour operators, investors and the tourism fraternity of Odisha are participating in this 3-day event, which is a proven platform to interact with travel and tourism industry stakeholders from across the globe.

The main objective of this exhibition is to expand Odisha’s domestic and international linkages and cooperation for the revival of tourism and hospitality sector.

The exhibition was inaugurated today at Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar by Tourism Minister Aswini Patra in the presence of Surendra Kumar, Ex-Secretary Tourism, Dr. Lenin Mohanty, Chairman OTDC, Sachin R. Jadhav, Director Tourism and J. K. Mohanty, Chairman Swosti Group.

Addressing the occasion, he said, “after such a long gap due to the Covid pandemic, we are happy to organize the Odisha Travel Bazaar.”

He further added, “there are places in Odisha which are full of heavenly beauty. Both local and foreign tour operators will visit various tourist spots in the state.

He further mentioned that with this extensive infrastructure, we expect to see an increase in the number of tourists in the coming days, which will also increase revenue collection from the sector.

According to reports, 82 local tour operators and 25 foreign tour operators from eight countries have been invited to participate in three days Odisha Tourist Bazaar.

According to Tourism Secretary Surendra Kumar, the vendors and the event will focus on B2B meetings between the state’s tourism fraternity with local tour operators and foreign tour operators. Hence, the tourism products are meant to be promoted by the tourism fraternity of Odisha comprising hotels and tour operators of the event.

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