Kolkata, July 7 IBNS | 2 years ago

The 104th edition of the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) started in here Saturday.

Being organised at the Netaji Indoor Stadium and Khudiram Anushilan Kendra, TTF Kolkata brings together more than 300 participants from all over the country as well from 9 countries.

Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Odisha are the partner states.

Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan are displaying their new destinations and tourism products as Feature States this year.

Besides the above, TTF Kolkata also has participation from Andaman and Nicobar, Assam, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Pondicherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

Bodoland Tourism is also participating in the TTF this year.

Tourism in Bodoland is blessed with nature and the main forms of tourism found there are Wildlife Tourism, Eco tourism, Adventure tourism, Rural Hospitality and Ethnic tourism.

Manas National Park Tiger Reserve, Elephant Reserve, Biosphere reserve, Bio diversity hot spot and Important Bird Area are some attractive tourist places which comes under Bodoland Tourism.

Manas is one of the major wildlife destinations of India and one of the best in Northeast India.

Bangladesh Tourism presented their traditional dance in the TTF by the students of Bangladesh.

They presented their dance on four songs that relates to the important features of Bangladesh.

The main attraction of Bangladesh is their Rivers. The dancers presented their performance on the theme of rivers.

Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO of Fairfest Media said, "Surveys conducted at TTF revealed a preference for greater trade focus and we decided to allocate one and half days for travel trade visitors. A similar move at OTM Mumbai and New- Delhi earlier this year, where two out of three days were reserved for the travel trade, received a resounding thumbs-up from exhibitors and the travel trade visitors."

(Reporting by Shubhrima Dutta/ Images by Avisek Mitra / IBNS)

(Posted on 08-07-2013)