Bhubaneswar:  Odisha tried to woo the international tourists with royal tourism and museum tourisms besides the tribal, religious and eco tourism at the World Travel Market held in London, which is being held from November 6 to 8, 2017.

Odisha tourism department has put up a special stall to showcase state’s tourism potentials.

The state tourism minister, Ashok Chandra Panda, while inaugurating the stall, said given the immense tourism potential the state has and the tourist friendly tourism policy, it is expected that there would be increased flow of foreign tourists to the state. He said that the state has ample scope for eco, religious and tribal tourism. On the other hand, Odisha has taken initiative for royal tourism and museum tourism to taste indigenous attractions, added Panda.

Considered to be one of the largest travel and tourism event on the earth, the World Travel Market is attended by more than 185 countries representing national tourism authorities, regional and state governments, tourism boards, air lines, private sectors, tour operators, travel agents, destination management companies, international bodies, hotel chains, hospitality sector, logistic management, so many and so forth.

The state tourism principal secretary, Mona Sharma, said Odisha is showcasing its rich cultural and bio-diversity destinations like the wonder lake Chilika, wildlife sanctuaries and econ tourism destinations like Bhitarkanika, Satkosia, and other destinations like the world heritage monument of Konark besides its virgin beaches.

Renowned sand artist and brand ambassador of Odisha tourism department Padmashree Sudarshan Patnaik displayed sand art in the Odisha Tourism stand. The Odisha delegation includes tourism department’s Ratikanta Pattanayak, prominent tour operators, travel agents and media representatives .