Shri Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam inaugurated the 6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) -2017″ in the presence of Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister Assam, Shri Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Shri K.J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Dr. Hemanta Biswa Sarma, Minister for Tourism of Assam, Union Tourism Secretary Smt. Rashmi Verma, Shri V.K. Pipersenia, Chief Secretary of Assam and other dignitaries from Central Ministries and North Eastern States in Guwahati, Assam 06 December 2017. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, in association with the North Eastern States has organised this Mart from 5-7 December, 2017.
That recently Assam Government has enacted the New Tourism Policy which will facilitate the tourists and other stakeholders. That Once you visit Assam, it will steal forever. Assam want to grow without destroying our eco-system and tourism is the most potential sector in Assam. Then he proposed to organize International Tourism Mart in Arunachal Pradesh and subsequently Second International Tourism Mart was held in the beautiful city of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
The 6th International Tourism Mart has put the spotlight on Indias Act East Policy”, blossoming ties with ASEAN and the larger East Asia region, home to the worlds rapidly growing economies and Indias emerging tourism markets. Besides deliberations on promotion of tourism in the North East Region in general, keeping the objectives of the ”Act East Policy” in view, the panel discussions are focussing on promoting cultural ties, people-to-people contact with countries in the ASEAN region providing enhanced connectivity to the States of North Eastern Region with other countries in our neighbourhood, thereby developing inter-regional tourism between the ASEAN and North East Region of India.