18 january / 2018

The Tourist Exhibition in Kolkata

The grand opening of the exhibition-conference “Destination East” jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and Government of West Bengal was held on January 18, 2018 on the territory of the “Biswa Bangla Conventional Center”.

The event, aimed at the development of the tourism potential of the state, was attended by the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata Mr Alexey Idamkin, the Minister of State, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal Mr Indranil Sen, Principal Secretary, Departments of Home, Hill Affairs and Tourism, Government of West Bengal Mr Atri Bhattacharya, the Chairman of the CII Eastern Region Mr Umesh Choudhury, as well as representatives of the tourism industry, hotel business, airlines and media from India and 32 countries.

Russia was widely represented at the exhibition. Delegations of nine Russian travel companies from Astrakhan, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Ulyanovsk participated in the event.

The program of the event included two days of negotiations in B2B format for establishing business contacts between local travel companies and their potential foreign partners, as well as fam trips organized for foreign participants in various regions of West Bengal.