5th International Tourism Mart begins in Imphal, Manipur

The fifth International Tourism Mart has begun in Imphal, Manipur. It will be held between 23– 25 November 2016.

The event has been organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal.

Key Facts

  • North East region of India has immense tourism potential because its varied topography, rich flora, fauna and ethnic communities with rich heritage, lifestyles, festivals, arts, and crafts.
  • The event has been organised with the objective of highlighting the tourism potential of the region in the domestic and international markets.
  • It brings together the tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs together to facilitate interaction between buyers, sellers, media, Government agencies and other stakeholders.
  • 57 buyer delegations from countries like Australia, Japan, Japan, US, Brazil, UK, Canada are participating in this edition of mart.

Background

The International Tourism Mart is an annual event organized in the North Eastern region to highlight the tourism potential of that region in both domestic and international markets. It is annually organized on rotation basis in the North Eastern States. Earlier editions of the event took place in Guwahati (Assam), Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh), Shillong (Meghalaya) and Gangtok (Sikkim).

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