first_imgThe Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2016 was jointly organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at Sitapura in Jaipur.Held from April 17-19, 2016, the travel mart was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje, who articulated the importance of tourism with special emphasis on extensive promotion of that of Rajasthan.The CM also released the FICCI-MRSS knowledge paper on ‘India as a Hotspot for Inbound Tourism – reigniting destination appeal’.In the key note address, Tourism Secretary, Government of India, Vinod Zutshi recounted a growth of 13% in domestic tourism in 2015 which the government aims to increase up to 15% by 2018.Delegates gracing the event were SK Agarwal, Principal Secretary- Tourism, Government of Rajasthan; Dr Jyotsna Suri, Immediate Past President, FICCI, Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee & CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group; Dipak Deva, Co-Chairman, FICCI Tourism Committee & Managing Director, Travel Corporation (I) Ltd and Randhir Vikram Singh, Co-Chairman, FICCI Rajasthan State Council, General Secretary– IHHA and Joint Managing Director, Mandawa Hotels, Jaipur.Hosted by the state of Rajasthan, this 8th edition of GITB was also supported by leading national and regional associations like Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO).last_img

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