Yoga is India’s greatest gift to the world: Suman Billa

Yoga is India’s greatest gift to the world, said Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India. Suman Billa was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the India Tourism Mart in New Delhi.

“Give us 15 days, we will make you 5 years younger,” he said while talking about the importance of yoga and the different yoga practices followed in the country.

The Tourism Ministry is organising the India Tourism Mart (ITM) from 16th to 18th September, 2018 in partnership with the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) and with the support of State /UT Governments. “ITM will be an annual event hereafter in line with other International Tourism Marts and the Ministry will be releasing a calendar of ITM schedule for next 5 years so to ensure wider participation,” said Tourism Secretary Rashmi Verma.

The objective of the event is to create an annual Global Tourism Mart for India in line with major international travel marts being held in countries across the world. The Mart will provide a platform for all stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality industries to interact and transact business opportunities.

The ITM 2018 has participation of around 225 hosted international buyers and Media personnel across the world such as North America, West Europe, East Asia, Latin America, CIS countries etc. The international delegates from overseas markets will interact with Indian seller delegates and the buyers will include current buyers who are already selling India as well as potential buyers who are not selling India at present but have shown interest in the country. The event will also provide an opportunity to the buyers to see the world class tourism facilities available in our country such as Airports, Hotels, Tourist destinations, upcoming facilities, MICE facilities, possibility in the field of adventure tourism and other niche products.