New doors into East­ern In­dia

Anil Pun­jabi, Chair­man, Travel Agents Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia (East­ern In­dia) & Chair­man, Tourism Com­mit­tee, Ben­gal Cham­ber of Com­merce, speaks on what Mega Tourism & Hos­pi­tal­ity Expo can do for West Ben­gal.

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ravel Ex­hi­bi­tions are im­por­tant in West Ben­gal as it gives us the chance to show­case the state. With the State Govern­ment tak­ing ac­tive mea­sures to im­prove in­fra­struc­ture in pop­u­lar tourist spots, we wel­come the chance to show­case West Ben­gal to the rest of In­dia and the world. We hope that other tourism bod­ies who are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the expo go back and ac­tively sell West Ben­gal in their states. The expo will also give peo­ple of Ben­gal a chance to learn first- hand more about des­ti­na­tions they wish to travel to,” Pun­jabi said.

For this rea­son, TAFI (East­ern Re­gion), with the of­fi­cial sup­port of the In­cred­i­ble In­dia cam­paign of the Min­istry of Tourism, Govt. of In­dia, is or­gan­is­ing the Mega Tourism & Hos­pi­tal­ity Expo in Kolkata from De­cem­ber 23-27, 2015. The event is held along with its flag­ship event — In­dia In­ter­na­tional Mega Trade Fair ( IIMTF) — to en­cour­age fur­ther growth.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­is­ers, fairs like th­ese pro­vide a plat­form to the Govern­ment Tourism De­part­ments of dif­fer­ent coun­tries and states, na­tion- al and In­ter­na­tional tour oper­a­tors, hos­pi­tal­ity providers, etc., to show­case and mar­ket their tourist des­ti­na­tions and ser­vices to a huge num­ber of prospec­tive tourists.

The expo is also set to be held in Visakha­p­at­nam, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi in the next one year. Th­ese fairs are jointly or­gan­ised by the Ben­gal Cham­ber of Com­merce & In­dus­try and G. S. Mar­ket­ing As­so­ciates and are ap­proved by ITPO, un­der the Min­istry of Com­merce, Govern­ment of In­dia.

“We are in­deed very for­tu­nate to get the valu­able sup­port of the In­cred­i­ble In­dia cam­paign of the Min­istry of Tourism, Govern­ment of In­dia. We are also very grate­ful to Sri Lanka Tourism, Bangladesh Tourism Board, the tourism de­part­ments of Malaysia, Thai­land and the Tourism De­part­ments of West Ben­gal, Andhra Pradesh, Gu­jarat, Te­lan­gana, Puducherry and Jhark­hand. Last and most im­por­tant, we are very for­tu­nate to tie- up with the Travel Agents Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia (TAFI) for Pre­sent­ing this ex­clu­sive fair,” said Prakash Shah, Chair­man, G. S. Mar­ket­ing As­so­ciates.

Anil Pun­jabi

Chair­man, Travel Agents Fed­er­a­tion of In­dia (East­ern In­dia)

Prakash Shah

Chair­man G. S. Mar­ket­ing As­so­ciates

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