CM inaugurates 5th Edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today virtually inaugurated the 5th Edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar at Eco Retreat Konark.

This 3-day extravaganza opened to huge responses with more than 70 Domestic Tour Operators from 18 states participating in the exhibition and showcasing their tourism products.

Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik said, “In the recent past, Odisha has taken focused strides to develop and introduce several niche tourism experiences. With products which are centered around key tourism offerings to match global standards, Odisha will be able to attract not just the finest brands in business of travel and hospitality but also tourists looking for experientials that are bespoke with a fresh perspective.”

Deliberating on the many tourisms offerings Odisha has to offer, he welcomed the tourism fraternity and sought their active contribution in marketing the State.

On this occasion, Director-Tourism  Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav made a presentation on Odisha Tourism’s initiatives for promotion of the State.

He said, “The State is focusing on new and innovative products such as Eco Retreats, Boat Clubs, Yachts, Caravans, Camping etc. to lure the new-age travelers to the State. Eco Tour nature camps being operated by Forest Department through local community participation are the State’s offerings on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism.”

Dr. Lenin Mohanty, Chairman, Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC) and CMD Swosti Group also spoke on the importance of Odisha Travel Bazaar about providing a platform for interacting with stakeholders of travel & tourism industry from across the globe and also to help them in experiencing the tourism products of the state thus resulting in efficient marketing of Odisha to the target audience, be it the travel community or the investors.

CMD Swosti Group Dr. JK Mohanty spoke about the importance of the tour operators and travel agents’ fraternity and how their participation in this event will enable many business opportunities and offer a bouquet of exciting tourist destinations and experiences for the travel community.

Senior Advisor FICCI, Manab Majumdar said in his welcome address, ‘’This 5th edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar is a platform to not only interact with the stakeholders of travel and tourism industry from across the globe but make them experience our products so they can efficiently market our State to the target audience.”