The World Travel Market (WTM) 2016, one of the biggest travel and tourism events of the world held from 7th November to 9th November 2016. It is a global platform for buyers and sellers to interact and discuss tourism related matters for business promotion. Odisha Tourism participated in the event with an independent stall to showcase its incredible tourism products to attract more tourists motivate tour operators, travel agents and buyers to visit the state.
Odisha Tourism led by Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, Tourism & Culture along with Principal Secretary, Tourism Shri G. K. Dhal, Director Tourism Shri N. B. Jawale, Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik, Sand Artist and other officials attended the event. The stand was formally inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister, Tourism in the presence of Minister, Tourism, Odisha, Secretary, Tourism, GoI, HE the High Commission of India to UK and other officials and stakeholders. Odisha Tourism publicity materials, CDs and souvenir items were distributed during the event to potential Tour Operators and tourists visiting the Odisha Stall.
During the event, B2B business meetings and interactions were held with important Tour Operators, Travel Agents, media representatives.
To attract more tourists and give a glimpse of Odisha’s culture, sand art exhibition on different theme was displayed by Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik at Odisha Pavilion during the event which was appreciated by many tourists.