Rajasthan Tourism Department and the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism Rajasthan (FHTR) will jointly organize Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart from July 22- 24, 2022. The three-day event will provide opportunities for hoteliers, travel agents and tour operators of the state to showcase their products to travel agents across the country.
Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart (RDTM) is a unique initiative by the Department of Tourism to provide a platform to facilitate business-to-business meetings to showcase the immense potential in the state. As part of the event, a series of roadshows will also be organised across the state to publicise various initiatives the recently launched Rajasthan Film Tourism Promotion Policy, 2022., the Guest House scheme, and the Revised Homestay(PG)scheme, Revised Heritage Guidelines, among others.
A roadshow for RTDM 2022, was held on May 12 in Jaipur. The event was graced by Mrs Gayatri Rathore, Principal Secretary Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan, and Dr Rashmi Sharma, Director Tourism, Govt of Rajasthan, among other officials.
Mrs Gayatri Rathore said that Rajasthan is not only a favoured destination for tourism but also for investment in tourism and its allied projects. The Principal Secretary further said that along with its cultural and royal heritage, Rajasthan is also a huge destination in arenas of wildlife, eco-rural, wellness, leisure, pilgrimage, weddings, etc.
Ms Gayatri A Rathore said that Rajasthan is not only a favoured destination for tourism but also for investment in tourism and its allied projects. A large number of MoUs and Lois were signed in the tourism sector for the Invest Rajasthan Roadshows: Rs 11,906 Crores for 363 projects which will generate employment of 57,138 persons.
The Principal Secretary further said that along with its cultural and royal heritage, Rajasthan is also a huge destination in arenas of wildlife, eco-rural, wellness, leisure, pilgrimage, weddings, etc. She hoped for the proactive participation of stakeholders in the forthcoming RDTM in July.
Mr Apurv Kumar, President, FHTR and Managing Director, Clarks Group of Hotels, said that Rajasthan today stands head and shoulders above the other states given the hugely sector beneficial budget announced by the State Government. This was bound to attract investment in tourism projects. He also evinced satisfaction with the fact that the State Government’s Bureau of Investment Promotion (BIP) has also joined hands with FHTR in organizing different roadshows in the State. He said that 7 roadshows will be held across the State in cities like Mandawa, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Kumbhalgarh.
Mr Lalit K Panwar, Former Secretary of Tourism, Government of India and Patron of FHTR, said that post covid, the time has now come to focus on Domestic Tourism. The potential for harnessing the domestic tourism sector is hugely more than the foreign tourism sector – which will take time to open up.
The heritage certificates for 5 projects were handed over during the roadshow. Three short films prepared by the Department of Tourism were also screened on the occasion.
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