Bhubaneswar: The second edition of the 3-day Odisha Travel Bazaar organised by the Tourism Department and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is all set to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
This was informed by Tourism Secretary Vishal Kumar Dev at Press meet held here on Thursday.
As per sources, this year as many 60 foreign tour operators from 23 countries like Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Netherlands, UK and USA will participate. Apart from this, as many as 16 leading domestic tour operators from Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Varanasi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Raipur, Rajkot and Visakhapatnam will congregate to interact and will engage themselves with 56 sellers comprising of travel agencies and hoteliers from Odisha to showcase and sell Odisha travel product internationally and within the country.
There are 357 tourist destinations that have been identified all over 30 districts. Sanctuaries and wildlife parks like Bhitarkanika, Similipal National Park, Chandaka Elephant Reserve, Nandankanan and Chilika Lake, are major natural tourist attraction in the State.