Gujarat Tourism to forge alliance with Punjab Tourism

Gujarat Tourism to forge alliance with Punjab Tourism

Gujarat is exploring the possibilities of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Punjab Tourism, for promoting tourism amongst each others’ states, informed Mr. Vipul Mittra, Secretary Tourism Gujarat, while addressing the media in Chandigarh during a roadshow of Gujarat.

Mr. Mittra was in the city to promote various local festivals including Navratris, Global Bird Watchers’ Conference, Runn Utsav, and International Kite Festival, in which Mr Hussan Lal, Managing Director, Punjab Tourism, also participated.

Mr. Mittra said that both Punjab and Gujarat has highest number of NRIs and both can showcase the tourist potentials to them abroad as well as within their own states.

Gujarat has prepared Big Vision 2020 plan to make it one of the favoured tourism destinations in the world by spending about Rs.48,000 crore on tourism infrastructure development. Each year, Gujarat receives 1.75 crore domestic tourists and about two lakh foreign tourists and we expect to achieve a target of 2.5 crore domestic tourists in the current fiscal, he said.

Mr Mittra said that Government of Gujarat has formed a new company in association with IL&FS, named Gujarat Tourism Project Development Company Limited, to undertake various tourism development projects. Vipul Mittra informed that there are about 50 projects on the anvil with the investment ranging from Rs.200 to 1000 crores. The total investment potential in the state for creating tourism assets is to the tune of Rs.48,000 crore out of which nearly Rs.18,000 crore is expected in next 2-3 years, Vipul Mittra said.

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Gujarat has immense business opportunities, he added, and through its biennially organized business summit, Vibrant Gujarat, held since 2003, the state had been able to attract investment proposals of over USD 385 billion. The next summit is scheduled on 12-13 January 2011 at Gandhinagar where leading international business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs would get the opportunity for interaction and networking. Gujarat is exploring the possibilities of signing a memorandum of understanding with the Punjab Tourism, for promoting tourism amongst each others’ states, informed Mr. Vipul Mittra, Secretary Tourism Gujarat, while addressing the media in Chandigarh during a roadshow of Gujarat.

Mr. Mittra was in the city to promote various local festivals including Navratris, Global Bird Watchers’ Conference, Runn Utsav, and International Kite Festival, in which Mr Hussan Lal, Managing Director, Punjab Tourism, also participated.

Mr. Mittra said that both Punjab and Gujarat has highest number of NRIs and both can showcase the tourist potentials to them abroad as well as within their own states.

Gujarat has prepared Big Vision 2020 plan to make it one of the favoured tourism destinations in the world by spending about Rs.48,000 crore on tourism infrastructure development. Each year, Gujarat receives 1.75 crore domestic tourists and about two lakh foreign tourists and we expect to achieve a target of 2.5 crore domestic tourists in the current fiscal, he said.

Mr Mittra said that Government of Gujarat has formed a new company in association with IL&FS, named Gujarat Tourism Project Development Company Limited, to undertake various tourism development projects. Vipul Mittra informed that there are about 50 projects on the anvil with the investment ranging from Rs.200 to 1000 crores. The total investment potential in the state for creating tourism assets is to the tune of Rs.48,000 crore out of which nearly Rs.18,000 crore is expected in next 2-3 years, Vipul Mittra said.

Gujarat has immense business opportunities, he added, and through its biennially organized business summit, Vibrant Gujarat, held since 2003, the state had been able to attract investment proposals of over USD 385 billion. The next summit is scheduled on 12-13 January 2011 at Gandhinagar where leading international business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs would get the opportunity for interaction and networking.