TTF Kolkata Ended on a Successful Note
News Desk, News Nation 360 : TTF Kolkata came to a close on February 28, after three days of activity at Uttirno in Alipore. Hosted at a brand new venue this year, the show lived up to its expectations of marking an important moment in the restarting of physical travel trade shows and rekindling hope for the travel & tourism industry. The show was inaugurated by Chief Guest Nandini Chakravorty, Principal Secretary, West Bengal Tourism along with stalwarts from
the travel trade and state tourism board officials. Speaking at the show, the Principal Secretary said that TTF Kolkata is a significant step forward, not only for West Bengal but also for the entire country. It sends the right signal for the travel & tourism industry which contributes to economic growth. So, reopening with 15 state representations is phenomenal. The organizers have taken a very courageous and important step, He also congratulated them for their efforts. Panel Discussion on Domestic Tourism An extremely insightful and detailed panel discussion on Domestic Tourism : Leading the way in reviving travel and tourism in India followed. The speakers comprised Nandini Chakravorty, Principal Secretary, West Bengal Tourism, Dr Manisha Arora, RAS, Additional Director Tourism, Rajasthan, Debjit Dutta, Chairman, ADTOI & IATO West Bengal, Koushik Banerjee, Chairman, ETAA Eastern Region and Shibojyoti Bhowmick, Vice President, TAAB. Rajasthan Tourism Roadshow at TTF Kolkata : Rajasthan Tourism also conducted an informative roadshow exclusively for the travel trade and media. Dr Manisha Arora, Additional Director, Rajasthan Tourism made a vibrant presentation on the latest offerings from the colourful state of Rajasthan. She emphasized that Rajasthan has always been very close to the hearts of the Bengalis and Rajasthan is very proud of this fact. She also informed the travel agents and local media about the new tourism policy announced by the State government. Launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, who also happens to hold the charge of tourism, the policy aims at mitigating the adverse impact of COVID on the tourism industry and giving impetus through various incentives and promotional strategies. The three-day show came to a rousing conclusion with the Valedictory and Awards Function where participants were awarded in various categories like booth design, eco-tourism, a safe destination, best value product, best leisure product, best innovative product and others. Dr Manisha Arora, RAS, Additional Director, Rajasthan Tourism and Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO, Fairfest Media, Organisers of TTF Kolkata, gave away the awards. Sukriti Sambyal, General Manager, Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, and Kamal Kishore Joshi, PRO, Uttarakhand Tourism, also spoke on the occasion.
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Report : Anustup Kundu