Bhubaneswar, Dec 18: With a view to attract more foreign tourists, especially from South East Asian Countries including China, a Chinese Delegation will visit the state, said Ma Zhanwu, Kolkata-based Consul General of the People’s Republic of China. He has assured to organise more travel marts in China to facilitate participation of eastern states with Odisha. Ma Zhanwu was exchanging his ideas with Sri Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister Tourism & Culture here on Thursday.
In a high level meeting held in minister’s chamber in Secretariat Sri Panda highlighted on tourism potential and cultural heritage of state. He said that Odisha’s Buddhist sites would attract more Chinese tourists and state tourism will organise a Road Show in China in order to show case the tourism potential of state. He also said that Odissi dance, Raghurajpur Craft village and Sand Art are some of the main attractions for Chinese tourists.
The Consul General and his associates were presented broachers, tourism booklets and Coffee-table books on Odisha tourism by the Minister. Sri Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Sri N. B Jawale, Tourism Director were also present during the discussion.