ADTOI in association with India Travel Mart launched its seventh State Chapter in Rajasthan in a colourful ceremony held on 10thDecember 2016 in Country Inns & Suites by Carlson in Jaipur. An ADTOI delegation headed by Mr. P P Khanna, President, Mr. Rajat Sawhney, Vice President & Incharge Chapters , Mr. Chetan Gupta, General Secretary and a delegation of ADTOI members were present during the inaugural ceremony.
The Chapter was inaugurated in the august presence of Mr. S.S. Devbarman, Director, India Tourism, Jaipur, Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Dy. Director, Rajasthan Tourism, Mr. Bhim Singh of Rajasthan Tours and Chairman, RATO. Other invitees from Industry/Press & Media were also present during the occasion.
Mr. P P Khanna, President, ADTOI welcoming Mr. Devburman, Chief Guest and all those present thanked for their august presence during the event. He stated that Rajasthan is one of the major tourist destinations for domestic tourists from all over the country. Ajmer Dargah the pilgrim centre receives thousands of pilgrims of all faith and religion round the year. Films have been shot in the attractive locales of Rajasthan both by Indian and International film Fraternity. ADTOI and Rajasthan Tourism work in tandem and with a view to work more closely ADTOI has taken a step further by launching a Chapter in Rajasthan so that both ADTOI and State Tourism authorities could have greater interaction to boost tourism in the State.
Mr. Rajat Sawhney, Vice President and Incharge Chapters in his address gave an account of launching of earlier State Chapters of Kerala in (2007), Gujarat in (2010), West Bengal+North East in (2012) , Maharashtra in (2013) and Chattisgarh in (2016). He stated that the Palaces, Sand Dunes, Lakes and above all rich cultural heritage are the USP that attracts large number of domestic tourists to the State. Rajasthan is also a great weekend destination for Domestic tourist for the visitors from Gujarat and North India particularly Delhi and NCR. He emphasized the importance of destinations like Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur being popular for Destination weddings in Rajasthan and requested the state to lay special emphasis on this sector of tourism. He reaffirmed ADTOI support to Rajasthan Tourism for all its endeavours to promote tourism in the State through ADTOI Chapter. He thanked Mr. Ajay Gupta of India Travel Mart profusely for his valuable support to ADTOI for the launching of ADTOI Rajasthan Chapter.
Mr. Mahender Singh of K K Holidays N Vacations, Jaipur was nominated as Chairman of ADTOI Rajasthan Chapter during the launching of State Chapter.
Mr. Devbarman, Chief Guest of the event to address the gathering. Mr. Devbarman thanking ADTOI team for launching ADTOI Rajasthan Chapter stated that Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India always accord importance to promote Rajasthan among the tourists. For this purpose Ministry has included two tourism circuits in Rajasthan under their Swdesh Dharshan policy.