Exploring new avenues in capacity building for tourism in Odisha: EKTTA

Enterprising Knot of Travel & Tourism Associates (EKTTA), organised its first annual convention in Bhubaneswar, with an aim to develop local tourism and bring forward the unexplored destinations of the state to the limelight. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, Bhubaneswar North and Guest of Honour, Aruna Mohanty, Padma Shri awardee and renowned Odissi Exponent, Utpal Kumar Pati, Joint Director, Odisha Tourism and Sarat Kumar Lenka, Nodal Officer, IITTM. Addressing at the inaugural ceremony, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty, President EKTTA recounted the journey of the association and briefed about the activities and initiatives it has taken to help its members and the tourism fraternity. The convention was aimed to bring all the stakeholders of the tourism together at once stance with a motive to develop the concept of MOS (Man, on Spot) and WOS (Woman on Spot) keeping the local representatives at focus. EKTTA further aims to spread the importance of Odisha Tourism worldwide and develop new points and ideas to create a proper mechanism and channel for tourism management.