Odisha has everything for tourists: Jamir

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor S C Jamir today said the state has everything for tourists from ancient monuments and temples, beautiful long coastline, exquisite art and craft and naturally blessed diverse flora and fauna.

“The state has everything what it takes to delight eyes and provide well being for the body and peace to mind, offering both physical and spiritual relaxation,” Jamir said while addressing the valedictory session of the 33rd IATO Annual Convention here.

He said the tourism industry is regarded as one of the most important and fastest growing industry around the world.

Stating that tourism generates growth and employment across the whole country, Jamir said the travel industry in fact represents a decisive share of the revenue of many small localities.

The air linking to Malaysia has been established and E-visa is definitely a good step in this regard, he said.

Satyajeet Rajan, deputy director general (Tourism), Government of India, Mona Sharma, principal secretary, Tourism, Odisha, Pronab Sarkar, president, IATO, Rajiv Mehra, vice president, Rajeev Kohli, Sr vice president and Lally Mathews, honorary secretary also addressed the gathering.