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Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017
Travel & Tourism Fair Kolkata held from July 7-9, 2017 with a full-house show at the Netaji Indoor Stadium and the adjacent Khudiram Anushilan Kendra showcased 400 sellers from 28 states and 13 countries. The show had grown 10% in terms of number of participants and revenue, compared to last year. TTF Kolkata had maintained a steady growth, signalling positive sentiments in the travel trade, despite the headwinds due to demonetisation and uncertainties of the GST regime.
TTF Kolkata was inaugurated by Manish Jain, IAS, Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal; Nikhil Ranjan Roy, Director (Joint Secretary), Bangladesh Tourism Board; Tian Xin, Director, China National Tourist Office (CNTO)-New Delhi and Sirinapa Sinapattananukul, Deputy Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate General-Kolkata.
Goutam Deb, Minister for Tourism, Government of West Bengal, said, “I am happy to note that this initiative originated in Kolkata 27 years back. West Bengal Tourism had been closely associated with TTF and participates in a big way at many locations over the years. With tourism being a priority sector for this Government, I look forward to TTF Kolkata which had the presence of many national and international tourism stakeholders. This will surely help in promoting tourism in the region.”
24 States participated at TTF Kolkata with their official pavilions. The biggest state pavilions included West Bengal as the Host State, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh as Partner States. Kerala, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Andaman & Nicobar, Delhi and Jharkhand participated as Feature States. There were large number of participants from Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.