The sixth edition of the was formally inaugurated by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Vice President, Dr. Jyotsna Suri and the Principal Secretary Tourism, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava today morning at theBirla Auditorium by cutting a ribbon. The Secretary General of FICCI, Mr. A.. Didar Singh was also present on the occasion.
After the ribbon-cutting, Dr. Suri and Mr. Srivastava went around the various stalls and the booths of the travel bazaar and expressed their pleasure at its success. She said the travel bazaar was focusing on variousproducts of tourism relating to heritage, eco, religious tourism, etc.
Dr. Jyotsna Suri informed that over 9000 pre-fixed and structured meetings are being held in the course of two days. Throughout the day such B2B meetings were held. The member of FTOs wishing to do serious business with sellers of Indian tourism products has grown from 265 in 2012 to 273 in 2013. These buyers represent 56 countries, evincing interest in the diversity of tourism products offered by India.
Over 9000 B2B meetings have already been prescheduled between foreign tour operators and Indian sellers. On demand this year the time for B2B has been increasedfrom 15 to 20 minutes per slot and the last one hour has been kept open for on the spot B2B meetings.
A comprehensive publication, ‘Re-inventing Rajasthan Through Tourism’ was also released at the Rajasthan Pavilion in the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB).
The publication comprehensively covers the State of Rajasthan in terms of fairs and festivals, luxury trains, availability of hotel rooms, package for investment in tourism, among others.
It would prove to be a handy guide for tourist.