Bid to brand Pondy as intl tourist hub

Puducherry administration has been taking intensive steps to create tourism infrastructure facilities and branding Puducherry for positioning as a preferred destination in the International market. As a step towards achieving this goal, Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu, along with a delegation from Puducherry, inaugurated the Puducherry centre under the Indian pavillion in the World Tourism Market (WTM) in London.

An official release here said on Tuesday, Rajavelu distributed ‘travellers brochure’ consisting of details of tourist spots in Puducherry to the organisers and stakeholders of the WTM. Along with brochures, CDs, power point presentations as well as a short film were shown at the WTM.

Rajavelu also took part in a news conference along with Parvez Tiwan, secretary, tourism, Government of India. By setting up a tourism centre in the market and providing tourism directory consisting of details about Puducherry and its culture and heritage, the former French colony was integrated with the World Tourism Sector.

Full report here New Indian Express


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