India Tourism Mart 2018 (16th – 18th September 2018)
The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Rashmi Verma chairing the ‘Preparatory Meeting’ for ‘Paryatan Parv 2018’, in New Delhi on August 03, 2018.

MoT dovetails Paryatan Parv’s start with India Tourism Mart; closing ceremony on World Tourism Day 2018

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders will kickstart the second edition of “Paryatan Parv” 2018 across the country from the 16th to 27thSeptember 2018. The Parv is being organised with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”.
The Paryatan Parv will start with the India Tourism Mart 2018 (16th – 18th September 2018), which will further ensure wide participation from outside the country. The Paryatan Parv shall conclude with the World Tourism Day 2018 celebrations on 27th September 2018. Partners in the events include the State Governments who will organize cultural and other tourism related events, workshops and seminars at the identified sites as well at other destinations and locations in their States. The States will also provide their broad activities plan for the Parv to the Ministry of Tourism by 30th August.
In fact, Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism convened a ‘Preparatory Meeting’ with representatives from Central Ministries, States/UTs and other stakeholders to plan and formulate the Paryatan Parv in New Delhi on 3 August 2018.
The Secretary while addressing the meeting, informed that the Paryatan Parv will have three main components as like last year, viz. Dekho Apna Desh, Tourism for All and Tourism & Governance. While stressing that this year also Paryatan Parv shall focus on domestic tourists especially to sensitize youth, the Secretary said that India has a huge variety of destinations many of which are yet to be promoted.
The secretary therefore has asked the states to focus on prime tourist destinations to focus and promote such locations through this Paryatan Parv. Smt. Verma also added that the Tourism sector contributes in a big way to the country’s economy with generation of employment to youth, women and also for the rural livelihood. Therefore, the programmes should have a festive look and encourage maximum possible participation of the people, she added.

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