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Tour operators’ meet in Guwahati
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUL 4 (NPN):
Published on 5 Jul. 2011 12:23 AM IST
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The North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) would be organizing tour operators’ meet on July 8 at NEDFi House Dispur, Guwahati.
The meet has been organized to bring together operators from the region and their counterparts across the country on a common business platform for networking and enhancing flow of domestic tourists to the region. The business meet, sponsored by Union Ministry of DoNER, is expected to be visited by about 150 tour operators and stakeholders from the tourism sector of the northeastern states.
Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (AATOI) would be participating with a team of 32 tour operators from various parts of the country, stated in a statement
An exhibition of products and schemes of the various tour operators from the region will also be displayed at the event. The tourism departments of Assam, Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC), Tour Operators Association of Assam (TOAA), Confederation of Tourism Industry Meghalaya (CTIM), Tour Operators and Association of all the participating northeastern states have extended support and co-operation to make the event a success.
It was learned that the Assam tourism department had approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for financial assistance for international standard development of tourism infrastructure in Assam.
At present, Sikkim is the only state in the northeast which is getting financial assistance in the tourism sector from ADB, while outside northeast, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are a few states getting financial assistance from ADB in the tourism sector.

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