June 19, 2015
Chinese tour operators to visit Bengal tourist spots for international promotion
Around 20 tour operators from Kunming in China are coming to see the tourist spots of the West Bengal to promote tourism from that country to Bengal.
State Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra recently led a delegation to participate in the third China South Asia Business Forum and Expo that was held from 11 to 13 June at Kunming to showcase Bengal as an investment-friendly state.
Dr Mitra said Chinese tourists go for bulk bookings. “We hope that the Chinese tour operators find the state a prospective tourist destination and inflow of Chinese tourists to Bengal increases,” he said. Moreover, there is a direct flight between Kolkata and Kunming and the journey takes just around two hours, he added.
This apart, the State Government has been allotted space in an industrial park in Kunming to showcase handicraft products from Bengal. It will be a permanent stall and it will help in making Bengal products available in Chinese markets.