April 16, 2018

The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) at Hotel ITC Rajputana, Sheraton, Jaipur for organizing the ‘Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart’ 2018. The MoU was signed between the Additional Director Tourism, Sanjay Pande and the President, FHTR, Mr. Bhim Singh. The event is scheduled to be held from July 20-22 at the B.M. Birla Auditorium in Jaipur supported by HRAR, IHHA, RATO and ADTOI. The event was attended by Additional Director, Tourism, Sanjay Pande; Additional Chief Secretary, Dr.Subodh Agarwal; Chief Secretary, Rajasthan, Nihal Chand Goel; President, FHTR, Bhim Singh and Secretary General, FHTR, Gyan Prakash. On the occasion of the event, Chief Secretary, Rajasthan, Nihal Chand Goel said , “ The main objective of ‘Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart’ is to focus on the domestic tourists within Rajasthan from various parts of India and showcase Rajasthan as the leading domestic tourist destinations.” “The vision 2020 initiated by the CM had an objective of 5 crore tourist footfall in the state by the year 2020. But we have attained close to 5 crore tourists in the year 2017 itself and with new initiatives like this travel Mart, we'd be able to achieve the set goal and probably outperform our own predicted numbers.” he added. Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Subodh Agarwal explains, “ This mart is first of its kind in Rajasthan and second in India. The 15% of the total State GDP is through tourism. Tourism has won 45 awards over the past 4 years and 65% occupancy in hotels was recorded in the year 2017.” The President, FHTR, Bhim Singh says, “ We want to increase Domestic tourism in Rajasthan followed by a number of Promotional shows that will be organized across the State/ Rajasthan."


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