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283 tour operators from 56 countries gather in Jpr

Jaipur: On the second day of the 12th edition of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), the exhibition at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) in Sitapura was inaugurated. The exhibition opened with the cutting of the ribbon by Director General, Tourism, Government of India, Manisha Saxena, Principal Secretary, Rajasthan Tourism Department Gayatri Rathore, Past President, FICCI, Dr. Jyotsna Suri and Chairperson, FICCI Tourism and Culture Committee & MD, SITA, TCI, & Distant Frontiers Dipak Deva. Throughout the day there were power packed BuyerSeller pre-scheduled B2B meetings. Held after a gap of 3 years, 283 tour operators from 56 countries and State Tourism Board representatives from 9 states are participating in the event. During an interaction between foreign buyers and the Department of Tourism, ACS, Forest, Environment & Climate Change Department, Shikhar Agarwal highlighted the sustainable and eco-friendly tourist destination in the state.

He said that last year Ranthambore alone received 5 lakh tourists generating a revenue of Rs 45 crore. Talking about leopard safaris, he said that while Jhalana is already well known, Amagarh leopard reserve has also started recently and now another leopard safari will start in Maila Bagh – giving Jaipur as many as 3 leopard safaris. The session was moderated by Rashmi Sharma.

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