Chief Guest DR A. JAY­ATHI­LAK

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Dr. A. Jay­athi­lak (IAS), Chair­man, Spices Board, Min­istry of Com­merce & In­dus­try, praises In­dia Travel Awards, call­ing it a great ini­tia­tive to en­cour­age tal­ent in the travel and tourism sec­tor. On South In­dia as a lu­cra­tive des­ti­na­tion, he says, “The re­gion is do­ing very well, which is pro­pelled by Ker­ala and Goa. Other states like Kar­nataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are catch­ing up and cer­tainly Te­lan­gana. The po­ten­tial of this re­gion is tremen­dous.” Since he heads the Spices Board, he says that this sec­tor could also be ac­com­mo­dated in the tourism. “From Colum­bus to Vasco Da Gama, all left from their coun­tries to look for spices in In­dia. Even now, a lot of tourists in In­dia in­sist on get­ting au­then­tic spices from In­dia, which is the big­gest pro­ducer, con­sumer and ex­porter of spices in the world. I think spice tourism is a niche tourism prod­uct, which can be pro­moted.”

Dr A. Jay­athi­lak, Chair­man, Spices Board of In­dia, re­ceived the award for Chief Guest. He is fe­lic­i­tated by SanJeet, Di­rec­tor, DDP Group and Arni Sap­kal, Gladrags Mrs. In­dia Mum­bai 2017

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