Tourism Ministry promoting lesser known destinations at IITF

The attractions of the pavilion are two 'selfie' points with the Taj Mahal and the Valley of Flowers as backgrounds.

PTI| Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 08:15 AM IST
Tourism Ministry promoting lesser known destinations at IITF
Krang Suri falls in Meghalaya.Pic courtesy: Thinkstock image for representation purpose only.

New Delhi: The Union Tourism Ministry's Incredible India pavilion at India International Trade Fair (IITF) aims to nurture the tourism potential of lesser known destinations which are located close to popular places, a top official said today.

The Tourism Ministry is participating in the IITF after a long gap, an official release said.

Inaugurating the stand at IITF, which began here today, Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi said, "The stand has been designed with an idea of promoting lesser known destinations."

The attractions of the pavilion are two 'selfie' points with the Taj Mahal and the Valley of Flowers as backgrounds, the release said.

Domestic tourism continues to be an important contributor to the tourism sector. There is also "encouraging sign" for the inbound tourism, it said.