Bhubaneswar: The Tourism department of Odisha in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will host the fourth edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB) 2022 in Bhubaneswar from October 28 to 30.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will inaugurate this flagship exhibition on October 28. The primary objective of Odisha Travel Bazaar-2022 will be to create a platform for aggressive promotion of tourist destinations in Odisha among domestic as well as international buyers.
The event will focus on B2B meetings between Tourism Fraternity of Odisha (sellers) with domestic tour operators (DTOs) and foreign tour operators (FTOs) followed by familiarisation trips to various tourism destinations of Odisha. B2G meetings with investors and airline operators have also been planned during the event. Sellers will get a chance to exhibit their products over the 3-day exhibition which will be held at hotel Swosti Premium in Bhubaneswar.
About 25 foreign tour operators from countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Tanzania, Thailand and Vietnam will be participating in the 4th Edition of Odisha Travel Bazar. Similarly, 82 buyers from cities like Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chandrapur, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mangalagiri, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, New Delhi and NCR, Panjim, Pune, Raipur, Rohtak, Siliguri, Surendra Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam will be taking part in the event.
Addressing a press conference here today, Tourism Minister Aswini Kumar Patra highlighted the efforts being made by Odisha Tourism to boost tourist footfalls in Odisha and the need for proactive partnership of stakeholders of travel and tourism industry to popularize unexplored destinations of the state.
Among others, Tourism department Principal Secretary Surendra Kumar, Tourism department Director Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav IAS, Director and JK Mohanty, co-chairman, FICCI Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Committee were present at the press conference.