Tourism Minister Ashok Panda, Swosti Hotel Group’s Chairman JK Mohanty, Tourism Principal Secretary Mona Sharma, Debasis Patnaik

Tourism Minister Unveiling Odisha Travel Bazaar Logo

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha tourism minister, Ashok Chandra Panda, Thursday unveiled the logo of the forthcoming Odisha Travel Bazaar 2017 events to be held here from October 15 to 17. The minister also launched the event website on this occasion.

Panda said that the logo and the website is to brand the event nationally and internationally.

Stating that the Travel Bazaar, which is being organized in association with country’s one of apex industries bodies FICCI, the minister said that after the success of the New Delhi road show another roadshow would be organized at Mumbai to promote the event which going to hosted at Hotel Mayfair Hotels & Restaurant in Bhubaneswar.

About 40 Foreign Tour Operators, 20 Inbound Operators and 10 Domestic Tour Operators and selected air line operators are likely to participate. This is an exclusive B2B event of hosted buyers and sellers where 56 stakeholders from the state are taking part in the event as sellers.

Odisha Tourism is redefining its strategies to promote its destinations by inviting more tour operators, travel agents, travel writers, TV teams through its hospitality programmes to educate them about the state and promote it.

He said that the  basic objective of Odisha Tourism is to create adequate infrastructure within the state, attract more tourists and lengthen their stay in Odisha and promote and market its products in the source markets as a preferred destinations. With that objective in mind multiple events have been lined up like IATO Annual Convention in September 2017 (7th-10th) and Odisha Travel Bazaar in October 2017, he added.

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