Tourism contributes 14.8 per cent towards Karnataka’s GDP: CM BS Yediyurappa
By The Hindu Business Line 28-Aug-2019
Speaking after inaugurating first edition of 'Karnataka International Travel Expo', Yediyurappa said “Karnataka has immense potential to become a world-class destination and we in Karnataka are supporting the efforts of the tourism department to globally market the State.”
Karnataka International Travel Expo, sponsored by Karnataka Department of Tourism and Karnataka Tourism Society, has over 400 registered buyers and sellers from 29 countries seeking opportunities in the Karnataka tourism eco-system and to discover the state of Karnataka. The three-day event is expected to facilitate over 10,000 pre-matched appointments to bring together both International and Indians.
“The main goal of the expo is to increase the overall size of the tourism sector in Karnataka. The event has international professionals looking to find new ways to further Karnataka as an ideal destination and get a first-hand exposure to various tourism products of Karnataka,” said TK Anil Kumar, Secretary – Karnataka Tourism Department.
He further said "Karnataka is home to a large and exciting portfolio of globally acclaimed tourism products with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid wildlife and resplendent nature, virgin beaches to adorn. 'Karnataka International Travel Expo', being held for the first time, will provide the impetus to the inbound travel and tourism and would enhance the marketing efforts of Karnataka Tourism to promote our destinations to the travel-trade from all over the world.”
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