Bhubanwswar: The third edition of the Odisha travel Bazaar organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha in partnership with FICCI was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday.
The state is hosting 26 leading Foreign Tour Operators from across 16 countries, 60 leading Domestic Tour Operators from across 19 cities in India, as well as international airline and travel writer–all of whom will engage in B2B meetings with about 50 tour operators and hoteliers from Odisha who will be participating as Sellers to showcase and market the tourism products of Odisha, along with Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Odisha Tourism.
The key highlight of the Summit is its exclusive focus on the business of inbound and domestic tourism. The Foreign Tour Operators (FTOs) and Domestic Tour Operators (DTOs) will be taken on FAM trips to familiarize about the tourism destinations of Odisha. Structured Buyer–Seller meets will be facilitated over three days (18th – 20th October) to enable domestic and international collaborations in business opportunities presented by Odisha’s tourism and hospitality landscape.
Around 2400 pre-scheduled B2B meetings will be organized between the Buyers and Sellers at Sellers’ booths in three days of OTB 2019.
The event will conclude on October 20.