Puducherry on its way to become an international tourist hub



Puducherry government has recently revealed that it is keen on upgrading the state as a preferred destination in the international market. To take this initiative further, Welfare and Tourism Minister P Rajavelu, along with a delegation from Puducherry, inaugurated the Puducherry centre under the Indian pavilion in the World Tourism Market (WTM) which was recently held in London. They distributed ‘travellers brochure’ consisting of details of tourist spots in Puducherry, CDs, power point presentations as well as a short film presentation to the organisers and stakeholders of the WTM.

Rajavelu has also visited France earlier this month to present a road show at Paris highlighting the potential of Puducherry as almost 17% of annual tourists come from that country.

Puducherry government has also asked Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India to help the state in its plan for setting up an oceanarium, expansion of Puducherry beach and conversion of the Puducherry airport into one with international standards in order to make Puducherry a complete tourism destination for a week-long stay.