Published on : Monday, October 21, 2019
The Government of Odisha has recently requested international tour operators who took part in the Odisha travel Bazaar to create Odisha specific packages or at least include Odisha in their India specific packages.
To quote Tourism Joint Director Utpal Pati, “We requested foreign tour operators to add Odisha in their packages. Normally, they are preparing 3 night 4 days packages for their customer. If Odisha gets any place in their packages then it will help Odisha tourism in a big way.”
To quote him on the development of tourism infrastructure in the State, ” A land bank is being prepared for the tourism and hospitality industry. We identified lands in Chilka, Gopalpur and Puri-Konark area.”
Private Player participants have expressed greater interest in building eco cottages, water parks and theme parks in the prime tourist sites. Some players are keen to go to places like Jaipur, Raigada and Sambalpur. Investors who took part in the Odisha Travel Bazaar have given more importance to royal palaces, eco cottages and other high quality facilities, he informed.
Over 85 tour operators took part in the event. Domestic tour operators are keen to know about the new products coming to Odisha and unexplored areas.