October 04, 2017

Jharkhand Tourism made its debut participation in the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart (PTM) 2017, held from 13 -15 September at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macao.

The Jharkhand Tourism stall at the event was an 18 sq m stall constructed with three sides open, depicting Lord Buddha and the various Buddhist Relics at Itkhori dated from 200 B.C to 1200 A.D. The pillars were a replica of the famous Maluti temple. In addition to this, Jharkhand’s wildlife, waterfalls, Saranda Forests and Netrahat sunset were portrayed.

“To further attract international tourist to the state and especially to promote Itkhori, the event was an ideal platform for us to showcase the state of Jharkhand which is blessed with immense bio-diversity, moderate climate, rich culture and historical heritage, religious places of worship and ethnic aspects to make the state an ultimate destination for tourist,” said Rahul Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Tourism, Art, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs Dept. Government of Jharkhand.

The Jharkhand Tourism stall was inaugurated at the hands of Rahul Sharma, IAS, Secretary, Tourism, Art, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs Dept, along with Rajiv Ranjan, Joint Director, Jharkhand Tourism. Karun Bansal, Consul (political, commerce & Press), Consulate General of India, Hong Kong, paid a special visit to the stall on the opening day. B2B meetings were organised between Jharkhand Tourism officials and leading travel agents and tour operators.


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