Bhubaneswar: Tourism Minister Aswini Kumar Patra has said that tourism in Odisha is achieving new heights under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
“It is a matter of great pride to see the Odisha Flag flying high in WTM 2022. The participation of Odisha Tourism in WTM London 2022 has ensured the presence of brand Odisha on the international stage, and this will help in promoting the world-class tourism infrastructure of Odisha in the international level,” he said on the occasion of the inauguration of World Travel Market at London.
Mr.Patra is leading a delegation of Odisha Tourism to the event.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra and a host of high level officials of the State Government are also accompanying the Minister to the event. Sachin Ramchand Jadhav, Director Tourism and MD OTDC presented the details in the WTM.
The 3-day event scheduled from November 7 at the ExCel in London is seeing participation of more than 2500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries. The Odisha Tourism stand at WTM 2022 is garnering rave reviews with its focus on promoting eco- tourism, handicrafts and handloom of the state on the global platform.
Considered to be among the biggest travel shows in the world, the World Travel Market (WTM) London will provide the state with a perfect platform for networking and business opportunities with top notch exhibitors from all parts of the globe marking their presence in the event. Owing to the COVID pandemic, the WTM was last held in 2019.
Being organized after a gap of 3 years, there is huge enthusiasm among the exhibitors to promote themselves on the international level through WTM. The event will provide the state with new opportunities to build relationships with new partners and will help in sourcing new ideas and learnings on current trends in tourism and travel.
The participation of Odisha Tourism in WTM-2022 has garnered positive feedback among the Tourism & Travel fraternity of India owing to its efforts towards pitching Odisha as a leading tourism destination in the country with its niche tourism products.