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1st India Tourism Mart to be held in New Delhi in September 2018

The first India Tourism Mart (IMT) will be held in New Delhi from 16 September 2018 to create a global tourism mart for India on lines of major international travel marts. It will be organized by Ministry of Tourism in partnership with Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH). India Convention Promotion Board (ICPB) will coordinate the whole event.

India Tourism Mart (IMT)

The objective of first IMT will be to create annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line with major international travel marts being held in countries across the world. It will provide platform for all stakeholders in tourism and hospitality industries to interact and transact business opportunities. It will provide platform for States to showcase their products to international buyers, opinion makers and bloggers and attract more tourists to their respective states.

Over 300 international buyers from markets like North America, West Europe, East Asia and Latin America, influencers and bloggers are expected to attend the event.  It will also provide opportunity to buyers to see the world class tourism facilities available in India like airports, tourist destinations, hotels, upcoming facilities and possibility in field of adventure tourism.

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9th Heads of Mission Conference held in New Delhi

The 9th Heads of Mission Conference was held in New Delhi from June 30-July 2, 2018. It was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. The conference comes at the time when India is monitoring several important global developments including sanctions imposed by United States on Russia and Iran, and China’s new assertiveness in Indo-Pacific region.

Key Facts

The theme of three-day annual conference was ‘Unprecedented Outreach: Unparalleled Outcomes’. It saw participation of all Indian ambassadors and high commissioners and deliberated on India’s key foreign policy issues and goals .It provided government a common platform to brief country’s top diplomats for promoting India’s national interests abroad and on economic reform initiatives and measures taken for improving ease-of-doing business in the country so that these aspects can be highlighted on the global stage.

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