Odisha Tourism hosts strategic meetings with tourism industry stakeholders of Singapore

Singapore/Bhubaneswar: Odisha Tourism conducted a strategic meeting with key tourism industry stakeholders of Singapore on the fourth leg of their international tourism promotion campaign today.

The official delegation from Odisha, led by Minister Tourism Aswini Kumar Patra, held discussions with the members of National Associations of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) to further partnerships and collaborations within the tourism industry.

During the discussions, Director Tourism Sachin R Jadhav gave a presentation on the best tourism products Odisha has on offer. Meanwhile, the key industry stakeholders from Odisha showcased their offerings to their counterparts in Singapore to assist in curating special tour packages to Odisha, besides understanding the requirements from the Singaporean stakeholders to help drive travellers from Odisha to Singapore.

NATAS President Steven Ler, Deputy President Simon ER, Secretary General Charles Tan, Treasurer Eugene Tan, Chairman Manpower & IT Jimmy Ooi, Deputy General Manager Julia Chang, and Manager Industry Nicholas Yapwere among the Tourism Industry stakeholders of Singapore who held discussions with their Indian counterparts comprising President Mayfair Group of Hotels Manoj Gouda, Directors of Belgadia Palace Akshita Bhanj Deo and Mrinalika Bhanj Deo, Sr. Director FICCI Manish Ahuja, OSD Odisha Tourism Ansuman Rath and Head PMU Odisha Tourism Lokesh Kumar.

Earlier in the day, the Government of Odisha and FICCI delegation led by Director Tourism Jadhav met the Executive Vice President Lim Ching Kiat and General Manager Alicia Chen of Changi Airport Group to discuss the way forward for promoting tourist footfalls in Odisha and facilitate travellers from Odisha at Singapore Changi Airport.

It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha Tourism conducted this year’s first international tourism promotion campaign via a roadshow in Singapore on 5th June 2023, following the operationalisation of direct flight connectivity from Bhubaneswar.

The event witnessed participation from more than 150 travel and tour operators in Singapore. Organised by FICCI, the meetings held with the industry stakeholders of Singapore today was a strategic follow-up by Odisha Tourism after gauging their positive response to the roadshow.

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