Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019
A model of the world’s tallest building and a marine aquarium are among the biggest attractions at the 45th India Tourism and Trade Fair, inaugurated on Wednesday by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami at the Island Grounds.
The fair, the theme of which is ‘Tourism and the Digital Transformation’, would continue for 70 days. It features a children’s entertainment park and cultural programs in the open-air theatre every evening. Stalls and exhibitions from around 28 State government departments, 16 State PSUs, two Central government departments, four other government departments, the Indian Red Cross Society and 60 private players are on the show.
While speaking at the event, Mr. Palaniswami stated that international and domestic tourist arrivals in the State in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the highest in the country. In 2017 alone, a total of around 34.50 crore domestic tourists and 48.60 lakh foreign tourists arrived in Tamil Nadu, he said. Also, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam spoke during the event.
Senior Ministers and officials were also present at the inauguration.