Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017
Yesterday India had hosted a seminar in China with an aim to promote its tourist destinations comprising 32 world heritage sites in an effort to lure travellers from the world’s leading tourism source market.
The ‘Know India Tourism’ seminar coincided with India’s participation in the China International Travel Mart (CITM) being conducted from 17th November to 19th November.
The CITM is among the largest travel and tourism event in the Asia-Pacific region held alternately in Shanghai and Kunming.
It is attended by tour operators and travel agencies from all over China.
The seminar was organized by the Indian Consulate in Guangzhou at Kunming city and it was attended by officials from Yunman Provincial Government, Kunming municipal Government, representatives of different media organizations, nearly 120 travel agents from China, representatives of airlines and 10 top Indian tour operators, as specified by the Consulate in a statement.
A delegation from the Kerala government who participated in the CITM also attended the important travel event.
Addressing the seminar Consulate General of India Y K Sailas Thangal in Guangzhou told the participants about the unique tourist locales of India including its rich architectural heritage, tropical islands, flora and fauna, beaches, backwaters, temples and a series of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
India has 32 world heritage sites comprising historical monuments and natural wonders.
Besides Thangal also informed them of the various strengths of the country in terms of its luxury and hospitality sector, medical and wellness tourism and also spiritual tourism including that of the Buddhist circuits and so on.
In the year 2016 as much as 135 million Chinese travellers had made overseas trips.