Press Release

The Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart is an important platform for travel industry professionals from across India to explore business opportunities related to Rajasthan Tourism. The prime objective behind the Mart is to promote domestic tourism in the state of Rajasthan by providing a platform for travel industry professional to network and showcase their products and services. This was stated by Principal Secretary, Rajasthan Tourism, Gayatri Rathore today at the 4th promotional roadshow held in Bharatpur for the Rajasthan Domestic Travel Mart 2023. The roadshow was jointly organized by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism in Rajasthan (FHTR) at the Laxmi Vilas Palace.

Ms. Rathore further said that the State Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Gehlot has given great importance to the development of the tourism sector and has raised the tourism development fund from 1000 crores to 1500 crores in this year’s budget. The ‘industry’ status given to the tourism and hospitality sector also reflects the state’s robust focus towards tourism. Talking about the initiatives of the Tourism Department, she highlighted various policies such as Film Tourism Promotion Policy, Rural Tourism Policy as well as the collaboration of the Department of Tourism and FHTR for promoting the state of Rajasthan through digital media in a proactive manner.  

To be held from 14 July to 16 July in Jaipur, the Mart is being jointly organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and the Federation of Hospitality and Tourism in Rajasthan (FHTR). It is also to be supported by Hotels and Restaurants Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA), and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO). The theme for the Mart this year is Sustainable Tourism.

President of FHTR and MD, Clarks Group of Hotels, Mr. Apurv Kumar said that the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot gave iconic budgets in 2022 and 2023 which proved to be milestones in the economic development of Rajasthan. These budgets have provided for employment, ease of doing business and sustainable inclusive growth of the economy of Rajasthan. He also expressed his gratitude to the Rajasthan Tourism Minister, Vishvendra Singh for his efforts in making Rajasthan the most fertile state for investment in India. Mr. Kumar further highlighted that since the theme of the Mart this year is ‘Sustainable Tourism’, RDTM will also be collaborating with the Ministry of Environment, Government of Rajasthan.

The Vote of Thanks on the occasion was proposed by  President, IHHA, Mr. Randhir Vikram Singh. He said that the public private partnership for promotion of domestic tourism will prove to be a resounding success.

Also present on the occasion were Secretary General, FHTR Mr. Mohan Singh Mertia, President, RATO, Mr. Mahendra Singh Rathore, Raghuraj Singh and Deepraj Singh of Laxmi Vilas Palace Bharatpur.

It is to be recalled that RDTM will provide a platform for all the hoteliers, travel agents/tour operators of Rajasthan to showcase their products to travel agents from all across India and facilitate structured B2B meetings. The first two editions of RDTM have been a major success inspiring the department to plan its third edition. The second edition of the RDTM last year witnessed over 5000 B2B meetings across 2 days. Almost 200 sellers exhibited over 800 properties, agencies and experiences. Apart from the knowledge sharing sessions, the mart was followed by 4 FAM trips for over 60 travel agents. The event gave a major fillip to domestic tourism.

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