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Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
29-August-2016 20:19 IST
BRICS convention on Tourism to be held in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh on September 01-02, 2016

Ministry of Tourism is organising the “BRICS Convention on Tourismon September 01-02, 2016 in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh as a precursor to the The BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on October 15-16, 2016.  Delegation from the BRICS Countries are expected to participate in the Convention.


The two day event will comprise of inter- Governmental exchange of views and ideas, Panel discussions on Technology, Innovation in Tourism, and Cooperation between the BRICS countries for promoting intra-regional tourism. B2B meetings between the India Travel Trade and their counterparts from the BRICS countries will also be organised. Elements of Culture, handicrafts and cuisine from different regions of India will be showcased during the convention.


The Inaugural Ceremony and proceedings on 1st September 2016 is being organised at the Convention Centre of Ramada Hotel, Khajuraho. Tourism Ministers / Officials from BRICS countries will address on the occasion. Madhya Pradesh Tourism is sponsoring a Gala Cultural evening and dinner at Clark’s Hotel Khajuraho on September 01, 2016 for the delegates attending the BRICS convention. On September 02, 2016 Panel discussions on the topics, “Cooperation among the BRICS countries for promotion of Tourism” and Technology, Innovation in Tourism: Adapting to changehas been organised.


Post-convention Familiarization tours are also organised for the BRICS delegates from September 03-06, 2016. The itineraries for the familiarisation tour would cover important tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which include Varanasi- Bodhgaya, Orchha / Agra, and Bhopal-Sanchi- Bhimbetka. The familiarisation tours will be hosted by the respective State Governments.


Sanjay Kumar/Tourism/29.08.2016