6th International Tourism Mart 2017 starts in Guwahati

Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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

This event is expected to focus on India’s “Act East Policy”, strengthening 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.

Indian Tourism (Guwahati) Assistant Director Sanjay Kumar 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 event has been planned to facilitate alliance 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, and is endowed with various tourist attractions and products.

Mr. Kumar further said, “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. 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 with stakeholders and media personnel from over 29 countries are taking part in the event. 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.

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