Guwahati: After the Asean-India Car Rally, Assam will now host an international tourism mart with the participation of representatives from Southeast Asia, Saarc, Asean and European countries from January 18 to 20 in 2013.
The aim behind the event is to showcase the north-east as a tourist destination to Asean, European and Saarc countries.
Tourism ministers, diplomats and representatives from tourism sectors of Asean countries will take part in this event.
Among the Saarc countries, representatives from Bangladesh will join in the event. There will also be participation from Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, USA and UK. Representatives from South Korea will also take part in this event.
Assam tourism minister Chandan Brahma said that “The event has been organized with the help of the Union ministry of tourism to promote the northeast as a potential tourist destination and also to showcase the tourism products available in the region.”
The tourism mart will be subsequently the 10th annual convention of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) that will be held from January 20 to 22.