Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (LocalWire) After covering the most deepest part and exploring some of the beautiful destinations of Odisha in FAM trips, the Foreign Tour Operators (FTOs) were taken on a Heritage Trail on the last day today to uncover the best kept secrets of the state that lies in the hidden walls of numerous temples in the old city of Bhubaneswar.
Aptly called as the temple city of India, the FTOs just couldn’t simply believe that in a radius of about two kilometres each and every monument in Bhubaneswar tells a story and so much educative experience that it offers are simply outstanding, a statement issued by the Department of Tourism, Odisha said.
The walk started from Parsuremeswar temple complex and terminated at Ekamra Van covering most noted temples of Mukteswar and Lingaraj.
The Director Tourism, Sachin Ramachandra Jadhav, other officials of the Department and FICCI had attended the heritage walk.
The days programme with FTOs (25 from 16 countries) started with B2B meetings with 53 Odisha based sellers at Swosti Premium.
Each buyer was thrilled to see the beautiful tourism potential of Odisha in 3 FAM trips which were slotted for five routes.
The FAM trips covered the most popular destinations of Odisha including Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konark, Chilika, Raghurajpur, Chandrabhaga, Mangalajodi, Buddhist circuit, Bhitarkanika, Tribal Museum and Crafts Museum (Kalabhoomi).
The three days travel bazaar had witnessed phenomenal record of 2400 B2B meetings both with domestic and foreign buyers.
It was responded from the buyers and sellers that the initiative taken by the Department of Tourism along with FICCI is a commendable step to position the state and attract more tourists to Odisha.
There was very good and positive outcome from this initiative as for sure in some years with sustained campaign Odisha will no doubt be one of the premier tourist destinations in the country.