India has organised a tourism road show in Kuwait highlighting its tourist destinations to attract Gulf travellers and promote tourism in the country.
Air India, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways and Oman Air, which are operating flights to India from Kuwait also took part in the promotional event which was attended by more than 90 representatives from tour and travel agencies, medical tourism, hotel groups and media fraternity of Kuwait.
A Business to Business session was held before the main event followed by presentation from Sudhir Kumar, Assistant Director, India Tourism Dubai. Kumar said over 6.65 million foreign tourists visited India in 2012. Indian envoy Mehta spoke of the India-Kuwait bilateral relations and said that earlier the travel by people of the two countries was driven by necessity such as trade, work, education and medical treatment but now we would like to add tourism as a new dimension to this relationship.
Presentations were made by Vythiri Village, a five star resort in northern Kerala, Punarnava Ayurvedic hospital with a resort facility, RP Group of hotels.Mohd Ashraf of Vythiri Village in his presentation mentioned about the facilities they offer in Kerala. Dr Ajumal of Punarnava, an Ayurvedic treatment centre and resort talked about their four centres in Cochin and the wide range of medical facilities offered by them.
Shone Abdul Hakeem of RP Group gave presentation about five star hotel facilities and resorts offered by his group. A variety of Indian handicrafts were also put on display by Indian Heritage, Kuwait.