Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2022
In Rajasthan, the Principal Secretary of tourismGayatri A Rathoresaid that Rajasthan is not only a preferred destination for tourism but also regarding tourism investments along with its allied projects.
She highlighted the fact that maximum number of MoUs and LoIs were signed in the tourism sector for the Invest Rajasthan Roadshows: Rs. 11,906 crore for 363 projects, which is expected to bring in employment opportunities for 57,138 people.
Rathore spoke at the first roadshow for the Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart (RDTM), 2022, which was organized at Hotel Clarks Amer on Thursday. The event was together held by the department of Tourism and Federation of Hospitality and Tourism (FHTR). The RDTM is scheduled to be held from July 22 to 24 in Jaipur. The principal secretary said that combined with its cultural and royal heritage, Rajasthan is a sought-after destination in areas concerning wildlife, eco-rural, wellness, leisure, pilgrimage, weddings, among others.
Rathore said that the Rajasthan Tourism Policy hasemphasized the scope of rural tourism, film tourism and heritage tourism. Favorable policies and efforts have helped tourism witness a speedy recovery from the pandemic.
She expressed her enthusiasm regarding pro-active involvement of stakeholders in the upcoming RDTM in July. The recent budget announcements, inclusive of the tourism and hospitality sector, have stimulated the sector.
Apurv Kumar, the President of FHTR, and Managing Director, Clarks Group of Hotels, said that Rajasthan in the current context stands way above other states due to the beneficial budget announced by Rajasthan state government.