Jharkhand Travel Mart to be organised from March 23 to 25

Ranchi, March 14 Jharkhand Tourism will be hosting the inaugural edition of ‘Jharkhand Travel Mart’ (JTM), at Mega Sports Complex, Khelgaon, Ranchi from March 23 to 25. Scheduled to be biggest ever B2B travel trade event in Eastern India region, the JTM will see the presence of 125 hosted buyers in the form of domestic tour operators and travel agents from 20 different markets in India, doing business engagements with over 75 exhibitors from Jharkhand and other parts of the country from over 10 diverse tourism segments. To promote the same, the tourism board is organising series of roadshows to various cities of India like Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Asansol.

Speaking at the Mumbai roadshow, Sanjiv Kumar Besra, Director – Tourism, Govt. of Jharkhand said , “JTM will will contribute immensely to the development of tourism potential of Jharkhand. We have a clear vision for the State, with various activities planned to make Jharkhand a tourist friendly destination. The State has a great potential to offer through tourism products and attractions such as wildlife, pilgrimage, heritage and leisure. Jharkhand welcomed three crore domestic tourists and two lakh foreign tourists in 2016 and ranked seventh in India in terms of overall inbound tourist. JTM will help us to promote the State and its tourism products in an enhanced manner.”

The three day travel mart is spread over an area of 5,000 sq mt and will witness pre-scheduled meetings between buyers and suppliers. The mart will also see a business session at the last day on the tourism opportunities in Jharkhand.

The event will seek support from all major National travel trade and hospitality association in India such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), Hotel Association of Jharkhand, Travel Agents Association of Jharkhand, Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries.