Orissa’s signature event Eco Retreat

Telangana ranks third in the number of tourist footfalls to the State

Orissa beauty can not be captured in pics, you have to come, see and explore said Smt. Rina Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha while addressing a press conference in Hyderabad

Shri Saroj Kumar Jena, Assistant Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha and Shri Akhilesh Mahurkar, Head-Andhra Pradesh & Telangana State Council FICCI, Hyderabad also participated

Welcoming the gathering, Akhilesh Mahurkar said, since there are restrictions on international travel, domestic destinations have become more attractive. And the Tourism Industry is offering innovative packages and exotic locations.

The press conference was called to highlight the starting of the 3rd edition of Eco Retreat, a 3-month Tourism Promotion Event.

It is Odisha Tourism’s flagship project . Eco Retreat is a 3-month glamping event starting from tomorrow at 7 exotic locations across the State, is such a tourism project today’s traveler is looking for.

Starting from 15 December 2021, the Eco Retreats will offer world class amenities for camping in luxury tents, complemented by experiences ranging from jungle trails to water sports, camp-fires to boat rides, cycling tours to adrenaline pumping activities like paragliding on the Bay of Bengal, Eastern Ghats or mighty Mahanadi river, and lip-smacking food. All this comes with Odisha’s stamp of tourist safety assurance, backed by its stellar record in COVID management. The synergised application of SOPs and technology for added safety will secure tourists’ experience at every Eco Retreat.”

Deliberating on tourists’ preference in going on road trips, she said that Odisha Tourism has curated 7 travel itineraries under Odisha by Road Campaign, making use of the State’s excellent road networks that connect neighboring States to Odisha’s key tourism destinations.

“As per its records, Telangana ranks third in the number of tourist footfalls to the State. With cross border tourism, road trips and caravan tourism getting popular, people are now going on extended tours across multiple States. I welcome all avid road trippers from Telangana to discover India’s best kept secrets in Odisha”, she added

Highlighting the demand in domestic tourism Additional Secretary Smt. Rina Mohapatra said,” With the new variants of COVID-19 disrupting international travel, people have started looking for travel destinations within the country. However, owing to safety measures, niche tourism is gaining ground with tourists preferring to vacay at less crowded offbeat destinations.

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