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North-east India welcomes first international tourism mart
Rohit Kaul, New Delhi, January 11, 2013

INDIA’S Ministry of Tourism will organise an international tourism mart in Assam’s Guwahati from January 18-20, marking inaugural efforts to host such events in the country’s north-east.


Tourism minister, K Chiranjeevi, said: “The mart will provide a platform for delegates to engage in one-to-one meetings with sellers from the north-eastern region. Tourism product suppliers on their part will be able to reach out to international buyers.”


“North-east India has lot of tourism potential and efforts like this will help the region to be promoted on the international front,” said Subhash Goyal, president, Indian Association of Tour Operators.


The Adventure Tour Operators Association Of India is also holding its 10th annual convention in Guwahati from January 20-22.


At present, north-east India attracts few domestic and international tourists. Assam received around 16,000 foreign visitors in 2011, while the numbers were negligible in other north-eastern states of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh.


Around 100 delegates from Australia, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea, Singapore, the UK and the US, among others, are expected to attend the mart. Post-mart fam tours will be held for overseas delegates from January 21-28.


Apart from the north-eastern states, the state of West Bengal will also participate in the event.


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Excellent! Really hope this event turns NORTHEAST INDIA into global tourism hot-spot of the world! Northeast (comprising of eight sister states) with its flaura and fauna is a scenic beauty with mix of many cultures. Its an unexplored world of adventure, soothing nature - just waiting to happen !! Also having its borders shared with Bangladesh, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and close proximity to Southeast Asia makes NORTHEAST a truly potential economic goldmine .. holding tremendous business opportunities for investors and stakeholders! For an instance few tourism facts on TRIPURA: 1.Quietly nestled in the lush greenery of hills, verdant valleys and transparent waterscape, 2.Tripura, a land of plentiful myths and legends, beckon tourists from across the globe. 3.This state, home to nineteen indigenous tribal groups, Bengali speaking non-tribals and a diversity of culture, resembles a tiny dot on the peninsular India\'s map dangling between Northeast India and Bangladesh. 4.But the wealth of Tripura\'s traditional art, culture, history and archaeology, flora and fauna, biodiversity and flushing meadows always cast a magnetic spell on casual visitors and tourists. 5.The state\'s rich handicrafts, traditional music, diversity of cultural streams and faiths, co-existing down the annals of history in pristine peace constitute its irresistible charm as a tourist destination. 6.Any visitor or tourist in Tripura can trace the state\'s glorious history in its archaeological remains, cultural heritage, exquisite sculpture and architecture spread across its landscape and return, richer by a finer aesthetic sense and sensibility. And Few business facts on TRIPURA: 1.Second highest populous state in NE 2.Upcoming Software technology park, Textile park, Food park 3.International boundary with Bangladesh 4.Connectivity through Bangladesh to reach rest of India and (prospective gateway to) Southeast Asia 5.Fast developing social infrastructures. 6.Upcoming 3 and 5 star hotels. 7.Upcoming Indian institute of information technology (IIIT) 8.Huge number of people already working in MNCs in metros and can be real beneficiary for those willing to return back and work from home and at the same time guide and train young talented population as per global competitive requirement! I strongly believe TRIPURA govt (in close co-ordination with Center, other concerned dignitaries and all corporate visionaries can certainly make TRIPURA an TOURISM and INDUSTRIAL power house of NORTHEAST INDIA by holding more global investor meets, proactively inviting global and World class MNCs to come and invest in TRIPURA and promoting TRIPURA as an attractive destination for skillful professionals from neighboring NE states as well as from across the GLOBE .. which would definitely give its people a better employment opportunities, a better healthcare, a better access to quality education, a quality lifestyle, and last but not the least a confident and connected TRIPURA leading India\'s charge towards contributing to a more stable and stronger global economy!!
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18-01-2013 23:35:15
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