6th FICCI National Tourism Investors Meet to Boost Tourism Investment and Stakeholders Commit to Make India a Global Tourism Hub by 2029

To revive the tourism industry in India after Covid, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) hosted the 6th National Tourism Investors Meet (NTIM) on September 23-24. The event took place at Federation House 1, Tansen Marg, New Delhi, following all Covid security protocols.

With this event, the FICCI aims to catapult the Indian tourism industry into the post-Covid era and encourage investment in the development of tourism infrastructure.

The 6th edition of the National Tourism Investors Meet brought together different actors from the investment and business community, as well as the Department of Tourism, state governments and financial institutions. To elevate the Indian tourism industry to new heights, experts explored the potential for investing in the tourism sector during the event.

Considered the largest edition of NTIM, the meeting is expected to attract long-term national and international investors. The inaugural ceremony of the two-day event was blessed with the presence of Narayan Prasad, Minister of Tourism of Bihar, G Kamalavardhana Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and Suman Billa, Director, Organization United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), Silk Road Technical Cooperation and Development.

Narayan Prasad, Minister of Tourism of Bihar, said in his speech: “Bihar has immense opportunities in travel and tourism. We have created Ramayan circuit, Buddha circuit, Gandhi circuit, Sufi circuit and many other circuits in Bihar. cuisine on all plates of India as part of the “Har Thali Mein Bihari Vyanjan” campaign.

Smt Usha Padhee, Co-Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India said, “On its current growth path, India’s international arrivals are expected to reach 15.3 million by 2025, according to the World Tourism Organization. It has been almost a year since we resumed air transport operations, but air transport has been established as a safe and efficient mode of travel “

The event also saw presentations by state governments including tourism from Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, to name a few- some, presenting various tourism projects that can be invested in their States.

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Posted on: Tuesday September 28th, 2021 2:47 PM IST

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