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Tourism Ministry organising 8th International Tourism Mart 2019

The 8th edition of ‘International Tourism Mart’ is being organized at Imphal, the capital city of Manipur from 23 to 25 November 2019. This annual event is organised in North Eastern region by Union Ministry of Tourism in association with North Eastern States.

The theme for 8th International Tourism Mart is: ‘Sustainable Tourism an engine for Economic Growth and Employment’. Manipur is hosting this mart for the second time. Earlier editions of this mart were held in Guwahati, Tawang, Shillong, Gangtok, Agartala.

Key Highlights

The event will bring together the tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from the eight North Eastern States. It will also facilitate interaction between buyers, sellers, media, Government agencies and other stakeholders.

Besides deliberations on promotion of tourism in North East Region in general, the Mart will also give a platform for promoting cultural ties, providing enhanced connectivity to States of North Eastern Region with other countries in neighbourhood.

Participants: A total of 36 foreign buyer delegates from more than 19 countries namely- USA, Dubai, Oman, Australia, Canada, Cambodia, Czech, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Myanmar, Spain, Thailand, UK, Vietnam, Singapore are participating in the Mart. Other participants besides foreign delegates include 49 domestic stakeholders in tourism sector from other parts of the country and 109 sellers from North Eastern States.

The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has also been invited to participate and give a presentation as it is paired State with Manipur under the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ initiative.

About International Tourism Mart

It is annual event organized in north-eastern region of India with the objective of highlighting tourism potential of region in domestic as well as international markets. It is organized annually in North Eastern States on rotation basis, thus providing platform to tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from 8 North Eastern States.

North East Region of India: It comprises of the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. These are endowed with diverse tourist attractions and products. The varied topography of region, its flora and fauna as well as the ethnic communities along with their rich heritage of ancient traditions and lifestyles, festivals, arts and crafts thus makes it a holiday destination waiting to be explored.

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7th International Tourism Mart 2018 being organised in Agartala

The 7th edition of the ‘International Tourism Mart’ was held in Agartala, the capital city of Tripura. It was organised by Union Ministry of Tourism in association with Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and North Eastern States. The theme for this year is “Adventure Tourism”.

Key Facts

This edition of tourism mart is expected to witness wide participation of international buyers and media delegates from countries around the world and from different regions of the country. Total of 41 foreign delegates from 18 countries and 23 tour operators and travel agents along with 18 media representatives, journalists, travel writers and bloggers are participating in this edition of the tourism mart. Besides, foreign delegates, 26 domestic tour operators from other parts of country and 78 sellers from north-eastern states also had participated. The participants had engaged in business-to-business (B2B) meetings with sellers from north-eastern region which enabled tourism product suppliers from region to reach out to international and domestic buyers. The mart also included presentations by state governments of region on their tourism potential, panel discussion, cultural evenings, sightseeing visits to local attractions in and around Agartala.

International Tourism Mart

It is annual event organized in north-eastern region with the objective of highlighting tourism potential of region in domestic and international markets. It provides platform to tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from eight North Eastern States. It organized annually in North Eastern States on rotation basis. The earlier editions of this mart have been held in Guwahati, Tawang, Shillong, Gangtok and Imphal. North East Region of India comprising states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. It is endowed with diverse tourist attractions and products.

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