Tourism Sector

[pib] First ever ‘India Tourism Mart’ to be hosted in New Delhi from 16th to 18th September by the Ministry of Tourism

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Mains Paper 3: Economy | Effects of liberalization on the economy

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: India tourism mart, Federation of Associations in Indian  Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH)

Mains level: Various initiatives to promote


Promoting tourism sector

  1. The Tourism Ministry in partnership with the  Federation of Associations in  Indian  Tourism and  Hospitality  (FAITH)  and with the support of State /UT Governments  will organize  the  ‘first ever’ India  Tourism  Mart (ITM)  from  16th  to  18th September 2018  at  Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
  2. India Convention Promotion Board (ICPB) shall coordinate the whole event
  3. The Mart will provide  a  platform  for  all stakeholders  in the  tourism  and   hospitality industries  to  interact  and   transact  business  opportunities

Objective of the event

  1. India with its great potential in tourism and hospitality sector needs to dramatically increase the foreign tourist footfall and reap the benefits
  2. The objective  of  the event  is  to  create  an annual Global  Tourism  Mart  for  India  in line with  major  international  travel  marts  being  held  in  countries   across  the world
  3. Through ITM 2018, India can showcase its hidden destinations  to the world, especially to emerging tourism markets like China, Latin America, and Japan etc.
  4. ITM will be the best platform for the States to showcase their products to international buyers, opinion makers and bloggers and attract more tourists to their respective states
  5. The  event   will   also  provide  an  opportunity  to  the  buyers  to  see  the world-class  tourism facilities  available  in our  country  such  as  Airports, Hotels,  Tourist  destinations,    upcoming  facilities,  MICE  facilities,  possibility in the field  of  adventure  tourism and other  niche  products
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