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Haryana forms Travel Mart to boost tourism

In an endeavour to facilitate tourists and give thrust to tourism in a professional manner, the Haryana Tourism has set up Haryana Travel Mart with the involvement of private sector participation.

This was stated by Commissioner and Secretary (Tourism) Keshni Anand Arora while addressing a press conference here today.

Ms Arora said the Patron-in-Chief of Haryana Travel Mart would be Tourism Minister Kiran Choudhary. Mr Subhash Goyal, President, International Tour Travel Association would be its Chairman and eminent Hotelier Pradeep Jain would be its President.

She said the Haryana Travel Mart had been formed on the pattern of Kerala Travel Mart which was a highly successful venture of the Kerala Government launched with the help of private sector participation for promotion of tourism.

She said the Mart had been set up as an institutional mechanism for joint promotion of tourism in the state and its sole aim was to promote Haryana as an attractive tourism destination world-wide.

It was also aimed at generating employment, directing the flow of taxes into the state and alleviating poverty, she added.

The need for setting up the Mart had been felt in the wake of recent spurt in travel and tourism in the country.

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