Bhubaneswar: The 3rd edition of Odisha Travel Bazaar (OTB), jointly organized by Odisha Tourism Department and FICCI will be inaugurated today by the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It’ll continue till 20th of October.
Through OTB-2019, the state will host 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.
It is the culmination of the Department’s proactive outreach to stakeholders of the tourism and hospitality sector through a series of domestic roadshows and during landmark events such as the ITB Berlin, WTM London, GITB Jaipur, and many more national tourism events.
They will engage in business to business 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 the 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.
The purpose of hosting a FAM tour is to enhance the participants’ destination awareness to enable them to develop and promote diverse tourism products and packages.