Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Mar 07, 2005

About Us
Contact Us
Metro Plus Delhi
Published on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi   

Printer Friendly Page Send this Article to a Friend

Tourism fair

THE 42ND Travel and Tourism Fair was held at The Ashok hotel recently. Fourteen countries including Austria, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, and Thailand, and 10 states of India participated in the fair. Organisations like National Tourism Board, State tourism bodies, hoteliers, travel agents, airlines, travel insurance companies and tour operators from India as well as the other nations were present at the event.

The highlights of the fair was the active participation of the states like Rajasthan and Uttaranchal in the promotion of tourism. Road shows to usher in tourists in these states were also organised. Besides Uttaranchal and Rajasthan, States like Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh also participated in the fair.

Inaugurating the fair, Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ram Kapse said, "We have the best holiday destinations in the world. The travel and tourism industry is prospering in India. With several comfortable holiday packages now, people have started visiting more places. With globalisation, tourism industry in India has also grown massively."

The General Manager of the Fairfest Media Rajarshi De present on the occasion said, "Tourism is a key economic activity of India. It is contributing 5.3 per cent of the total GDP. Northern India has been the traditional tourist destination in India. This trade fair intends to highlight the significant places of tourist interest in Rajasthan and Uttaranchal. SinceIndia is a growing market, it has encouraged many foreign companies to be a part of this fest."

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Metro Plus    Bangalore    Chennai    Coimbatore    Delhi    Hyderabad    Kochi   

Features: Magazine | Literary Review | Life | Metro Plus | Open Page | Education Plus | Book Review | Business | SciTech | Entertainment | Young World | Property Plus | Quest | Folio |


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |

Comments to : thehindu@vsnl.com   Copyright 2005, The Hindu
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu