Published on : Friday, September 21, 2018
Odisha Tourism, which is the hosting partner of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup-Bhubaneswar this year, captivated the visitors at ‘India Tourism Mart’ with its sports tourism campaign ‘Odisha by Morning, Hockey by Evening’. The event, held at Delhi, showcased and promoted India’s tourist destinations at a global scale where around 225 international buyers from across the world like North America, West Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries took part.
Foreign travel and tour-operators from around 60 countries came in at the event held on the lines of major international tourism marts. Odisha Tourism representatives got in touch with buyers and discussed upcoming facilities, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions facilities), in the field of adventure tourism and other niche products.
To quote Odisha Tourism and Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vishal Dev, “We are perhaps the only State which is pushing the agenda of sports tourism in its true essence. With less than 68 days to go for Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium, we want to make sure that we push the campaign in every tourism event we participate.” Events like ‘India Tourism Mart’ are a great way to attract potential investors, buyers and we want to showcase our refreshing approach towards our tourism sector and what the State has to offer to them.”