The Department of Tourism,
Government of Rajasthan signed a MoU with the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) for
organizing the ‘Rajasthan Domestic
Travel Mart’ 2018. The event will be held from July 20-22 at the B.M. Birla Auditorium in Jaipur. The
Department of Tourism will be the host State partner for the event. The event
is also supported by HRAR, IHHA, RATO and ADTOI.
The MoU was signed between the Additional Director Tourism, Mr. Sanjay Pande and the President,
FHTR, Mr. Bhim Singh. The Chief
Guest on the occasion Chief Secretary, Rajasthan, Shri Nihal Chand Goel said that the primary objective of ‘Rajasthan
Domestic Travel Mart’ is to exclusively focus on the domestic tourists within
Rajasthan from various parts of India and establish Rajasthan as one of the
leading domestic tourist destinations in the Country. 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.
The Guest of Honour, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Shri. Subodh Agarwal said that 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, Mr.
Bhim Singh said the soul
objective is to increase Domestic tourism is Rajasthan. A numerous Promotional
shows will be organized across the State/ Rajasthan”.