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 20 to 22, July 2018
at the B.M. Birla Auditorium in Jaipur.
The Department of Tourism will be the host State partner for the event.
The MoU was signed between the
Additional Director Tourism, Mr. Sanjay
Pande and the President, FHTR, Mr.
Bhim Singh at Hotel ITC Rajputana, Sheraton, Jaipur.
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."
It is to be noted that the event is
also supported by HRAR, IHHA, RATO and