RDTM to woo domestic buyers
Set to be held from July 20-22, 2018 in Jaipur, Rajasthan Domestic Tourism Mart (RDTM) is being organised by the Rajasthan Tourism and FHTR.
Buyers from around the country are expected to attend RDTM in Jaipur and explore the properties and experiences of Rajasthan. While preparations for the event are in full swing, Bhim
Singh, President, Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR), said that the aim behind the event was to bring domestic tourism to the fore for the state. “While domestic tourism needs to be given a thrust, there is a need to reach and connect to prospective travellers through tour operators and travel agents for the same. At present, the domestic tourist arrivals in Rajasthan is 4.6 crores with an objective to reach more than 5 crores,” he informed.
Gyan Prakash, Secretary General, FHTR, explained that the association is dedicated towards boosting tourism in the state. “FHTR is a consortium of the stakeholders of tourism, hospitality and associate with the government for RDTM, FHTR’s sole objective was to promote tourism and increase tourist arrivals in Rajasthan. We are doing the event on a public-partnership model, thereby contributing to the job creation and GDP of the state,” he added. Singh informed that they are expecting approximately 200 sellers from across Rajasthan and around 200 hosted buyers from 29 states and seven Union Territories. Post Fam tours will also be organised for the delegates. For growing this event further, Prakash shared, “The strategy has been worked out to reach the maximum number of tour operators from across the country. The sellers include hotels, both heritage and leisure, who will be connecting with major events and wedding planners to showcase their properties. Apart from that there will be new destinations and properties in the state. RDTM would provide a mix of all segments of tourism for maximum exposure.” According to Singh, RDTM would cater to everything ranging from heritage, adventure, wildlife, medical tourism, leisure, MiCE, pilgrimage, safaris and camps, events, - tion, etc. “The event presents a unique opportunity for travel and tour operators as well as event companies interested in the rapidly growing Rajasthan tourism market to expand their business portfolio. The initiative is supported by all the industry associations of Rajasthan, besides the national associations,” revealed Singh.
Gyan Prakash Secretary General, FHTR
Bhim Singh President FHTR