In Bengaluru, Odisha promotes niche tourism

 Thursday, December 23, 2021 


To perk up travel, tourism and hospitality sector in the domestic markets through a tourism roadshow organized in Bengaluru, Odisha Tourism carried on its fourth leg of promotional campaign. Arranged in partnership with FICCI, the event saw around 100 travel operators from Karnataka and from Odisha, around 30 host counterparts were witnessed, getting engaged in a series of B2B interactions.

Under the State’s present campaign, roadshows have been conducted in Vizag, Raipur and Hyderabad successfully including B2B networking meetings with travel operators along with meetings with investors and brands interested to make a foray into Odisha’s tourism and hospitality.

Deliberating on the urgency to endorse domestic tourism during pandemic, Shri Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, the Minister of Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture, Government of Odisha said, “The tourism sector is showing great resilience against the Omicron scare. Our sustainable tourism projects like the Eco Retreat, are organised with strict adherence to Covid Safety protocols and all the guidelines laid down by both the Central and State Government. I welcome everyone to come and explore Odisha – India’s best kept secret”

Besides emphasizing different tourism offerings of the state, Shri Sachin R. Jadhav, the Director Tourism, Government of Odisha, aimed on Odisha’s flagship tourism project Eco Retreat, a successful luxury tourism model implementing the best practices in material utilisation and holistic waste management.

He said, “The 3rd edition of Eco Retreat Odisha is currently being held across 7 exotic locations in the State including three beach destinations of Konark, Pati-Sonapur in Ganjam and Pentha in Bhitarkanika National Park overlooking the picturesque Bay of Bengal, hill stations of Daringbadi and Putsil in Koraput located on the Eastern Ghats, and near the banks of mighty Mahanadi river in Satkosia and Hirakud set next to wildlife sanctuaries. The retreats offer sustainable luxury tented accommodation replete with 3-star amenities.”

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