India tourism receives awards in Busan

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) India Tourism's office in Tokyo has been selected for the awards for best tourism promotion, tourism publicity and folklore performance at the 11th Busan International Travel Fair, held in Busan, South Korea, during September 5-8.

The fair was attended by more than 200 organisations from over 30 countries.

The Indian Pavilion was well appreciated by the Mayor of Busan.

In addition to this promotional event, India Tourism (Tokyo) also launched a month long India Promotional Exhibition in the Busan Tower.

The inauguration ceremony of this function was attended by the Vice-Mayor of Busan and other dignitaries. Simultaneously, an advertising campaign has been launched in Seoul and Busan in the print media. Last year, 70,000 visas were issued to the Korean tourists i.e an increase of 51 per cent during the last three years.

A double digit growth is expected in 2008 also.

A tourism official said tourist arrivals from East Asia are expected to be on an upswing and Japan will contribute substantially in this regard.

India Tourism (Tokyo) is participating in JATA 2008 - a travel fair from September 19 to September 21 and Namaste India from September 27 to September 28.

In addition, the Indian Ambassador to Japan will flag off 10 velo-taxis wrapped in the Incredible India theme on September 18, 2008 as a part of the Outdoor Advertising Campaign.

UNI SH RR CS2002

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