Bhubaneswar:26/6/20: The Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Bhubaneswar launched a unique webinar series today on “Culture and Tourism”, in addition to the Professional Development Webinar Series and Alumni Web-talk series already running successfully. The interface of Culture and Tourism ushers in genuine cultural experiences. The growing interest of visitors in this sector creates manifold opportunities. The “Culture and Tourism “ Webinar series focuses on inviting experts from different genres of this dynamic field- arts, history, architecture, literature, music, creative industries and the distinctive material, intellectual, spiritual and emotional features that it encompasses.
The Director, IITTM, Prof.(Dr) Alok Sharma conveyed his good wishes for initiating a webinar series on a vibrant area like Cultural Tourism. Dr.S.Hussain, Nodal Officer virtually inaugurated the webinar series and elaborated the contributions of the institute in the field of tourism.
The invited resource person, Dr.Sangita Gosain, CEO, GKCM Odissi Research Centre, spoke on “Packaging the Cultural Product” and discussed about the planning and execution of major dance and music festivals of Odisha. The audience included cultural artists, cultural tourism professionals, academicians, researchers and students. The Coordinator, Dr.Adyasha Das spoke about the variety of products being showcased in different events of Odisha and also extended the vote of thanks.