MoT to organise mega India Global Travel Mart in January 2017

The ministry of tourism, Government of India plans to organise a mega India Global Travel Mart inJanuary 10-14, 2017 in Delhi. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Annual Convention of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Vinod Zutshi tourism secretary, Government of India, announced, “The mega India Travel Mart will be on the lines of international trade shows like ITB Berlin and WTM London. We will also be organising a Tourism Investors Summit this year in September 21-23 in Delhi.”

Zutshi also stated that the MoT plans to  set up a MICE cum cultural centre in Khajuraho to bring in the big conventions and exhibitions. He further informed that a heritage tourism circuit is being planned in Madhya Pradesh as part of the Swadesh Darshan initiative of the Government of India. As for coastal tourism, Rs 500 crore has already been allotted to five states to develop infrastructure like boat jetties and houseboats. Tanvi Sundriyal, assistant managing director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) said, “We have already constructed boat jetties at 13 locations in the state and are issuing licences to houseboats to operate in these locations.”