Bhopal, December 6: An international event specialized in adventure travel — one of its kinds in Asia — successfully was concluded by MP tourism on Wednesday focusing on adventure tourism by combining marketplace (chowk Bazar), meetings, networking opportunities, inspirational speakers and educational sessions together for national attendees as well as delegations from aboard.
The convention witnessed by nearly 200 attendees included global buyers, media representatives, sellers and office bearers of the Adventure Tour Operators Association and hotels, hospitality and tour operators who came to expand their knowledge spectrum and itinerary offerings. To grace the event, Suman Billa- Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Swadesh Kumar- President of ATOAI and Akshay Kumar- Chairman of Adventure NEXT committee were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Hari Ranjan Rao (IAS), Principal secretary Tourism and managing director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board said, “Madhya Pradesh is truly honored and privileged for being the ever first host of AdventureNext in Asia. We thank ATTA and all the respected international buyers, felicitators, media and national delegates who came together to make this event a grand success. The AdventureNext not only brought together the networking sessions but it also gave a unique definition to the hidden treasures of adventure tourism in India. With this we focus to promote the adventure travel aspect with full pace in Madhya Pradesh as well”.
Madhya Pradesh covers all types of tourism like — heritage, wildlife, cultural, pilgrimage, tribal, rural tourism etc. It is an effort taken by the state tourism board to manifest such aspects of Central Indian tourism to rest of the world so that they can explore this part of India, trace their history, and enjoy their holidays.