Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Eastern Region is organizing the 8th edition of DESTINATION EAST–an International Tourism Buyer Seller Mart on 18–19 January 2018. CII is continuing with its initiative to focus on promotion of Eastern Indian states as world class tourism destinations among international tour operators. The event gives an opportunity to interact with the tourism stakeholders of the eastern part of India to understand about the tourism products of Eastern Region. It provides a platform for exploration of new territory in the East, as well as religious, rural, health, eco and riverine tourism circuits. DESTINATION EAST will start with a Tourism conference and a buyer–seller meeting with the Indian travel operators, hotels, tour agents and other stakeholders of the tourism industry. The buyer–seller meetings would be pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments. This will be followed by various familiarization trips in the states of the eastern and north eastern region. The FAM trip in Kolkata would include a tour across the town.
Around 100 international tour operators, DMCs, travel writers from across 30 countries will participate in DESTINATION EAST along with various renowned national and regional travel houses, destination management companies and travel operators.