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Odisha Tourism participated at the World Travel Market in London to promote Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup

London:8/11/18: The Odisha Tourism, host partner of Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar, participated at the World Travel Market in London to promote the state, its attractions and hockey world cup to the global tourism industry.

State’s Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi led the contingent, comprising Odisha Tourism Director Archana Patnaik, Assistant Director Odisha Tourism Biswajit Routray and Tourist Officer RK Pattnaik.

The fair took place from November 5 to 7 in ExCel London exhibition space and the tourism officials had many B2B meeting with potential visitors and investors.

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Padhi was also interviewed by BBC journalists on how the state was making a mark at a global scale.

Odisha Tourism stall appeared vibrant with cutouts of Sun Temple, Konark, and also branding of Odisha Tourism’s exclusive campaign for the Hockey World Cup – ‘Odisha by Morning, Hockey by Evening’. It had launched the same campaign on the iconic London buses in July during the Women’s Hockey World Cup.

Last year, Odisha received a record footfall of foreign tourists, numbering 84,658. The state also participated in other national and international events and organised its first roadshows in Malaysia and Thailand. With the state’s marquee investors summit – Make in Odisha Conclave just around the corner, tourism sector expects to receive a massive boost.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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