Aryan Sachdeva and Aastha Rajput, both students of LPU, have attended the International Tourism Mart in Nagaland. This was the very first group of students to be accepted into ITM’s program. They met the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Mr. Neiphiu Rio, the Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Arvind Singh, the ADG of the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Rupinder Brar, and the Ambassador of Vietnam to India, Mr. Phan Sanh Chau, among others.
International Tourism Mart (ITM) for the Northeast Region, which began on the eve of November 27th in Kohima and ended on November 29th, was the ninth edition of the event. The inaugural session was conducted in the State Banquet Hall, with Nagaland’s Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, serving as the distinguished guest of honour. Over 300 attendees took part in the three-day tourism conference, which included government officials, industry professionals, and local people.
Organizers of the annual tourist mart hope to raise awareness of the North-Eastern area of India’s tourism potential in both domestic and international markets. 55 students from all over the country have been invited, with 25 pupils from Kohima among them. Besides shedding light on domestic tourism, the International Tourism Mart was also dedicated to holding discussions on the promotion of tourism in India’s North-Eastern region. The event also served as a forum for the promotion of cultural relations and the improvement of connectivity between the North-Eastern states and the rest of the country.
Several areas of tourism, including distinctive tourism products in the North East Region and their potential, were discussed, with presentations by state governments taking place after each session. Additionally, students from throughout the country participated in a study tour to learn about the region’s rich traditions and culture, during which they interacted with local students as part of a study tour. A key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of an “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” will be the establishment of the International Tourism Mart. The Ministry also scheduled a visit to Kisama Heritage Village, Kisama War Museum and Morungs, Khonoma Village, and the Kohima World War II War Cemetery to further enhance the participants’ learning experience.