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Jharkhand Travel Mart Concludes On A High Note
The tourism minister of Jharkhand, Amar Kumar Bauri said, “Jharkhand is still unexplored by tourists and is a hidden jewel. Just 50 km from Ranchi there are several waterfalls. We wish to promote tourism without causing any dent to the way of life of tribals"
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The first edition of Jharkhand Travel Mart concluded with over 3000 business appointments generated from a travel trade delegation of 125 buyers from across India.
The event was inaugurated by Amar Kumar Bauri, Minister for Revenue & Land Reforms, Art, Culture, Tourism, Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Jharkhand on the 23rd March 2018.
The tourism minister of Jharkhand, Amar Kumar Bauri said, “Jharkhand is still unexplored by tourists and is a hidden jewel. Just 50 km from Ranchi there are several waterfalls. We wish to promote tourism without causing any dent to the way of life of tribals.”
The event was supported by all major National travel – trade and hospitality association in India such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), Enterprising Agents Association of India (ETAA), Hotel Association of Jharkhand, Travel Agents Association of Jharkhand, Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Mr. Raj Brahmavar, Business Head, Goxingo, a travel technology provider said, “We are happy and have garnered enough leads.”
Sindhu Shanmugham, CEO, Signature Breaks, said, “Jharkhand was not on my radar but after attending the travel mart, I would now be promoting Jharkhand as there is a lot of potential for eco-tourism apart from spiritual tours to Jain and Hindu temples.”
The sessions included Jharkhand Tourism - The Roadmap Ahead with speakers such as Mr. Debjit Dutta, Chairman, West Bengal, IATO, Mr. Rajat Sawhney, Vice President, ADTOI, Dr. Nishikant Kumar, Professor, Dept. of Hotel Management, BIT Mesra and Mr. Rakesh Lamba, Former President, ADTOI. The second session evaluated the industry and market for Tribal and Cultural Tourism in Jharkhand in which the speakers included Mr. Justin Imam, Virasat Trust, Mr. Amitava Ghosh, Founder, Kalamandir, Dr. Abhinav Kumar Shandilya, HOD, Dept. of Hotel Management, BIT Birsa and Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Besra, IAS, Director - Tourism, Govt. of Jharkhand.
"Sustainable tourism is our goal," said Mr. Sudhir Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Jharkhand.
The Govt of Jharkhand plans to set up exclusive stalls of tribal handicrafts and textiles at all tourist spots.
As part of promoting Jharkhand tourism, the government has decided to set up stalls for the promotion of crafts of tribals in all tourist spots and hotels, informed the Chief Secretary on the second day of the Jharkhand Travel Mart in Ranchi. Tourism Minister, Mr. Amar Kumar Bauri also added that “Jharkhand Silks and Dokra Arts would get a huge fillip through tourism".