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Bengal to host tourism summit 'Destination East' from Jan 18

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Over 100 overseas delegates from 30 countries, are expected to converge to the city at the 'Destination East' summit from January 18.

Announcing this here today, the state's Principal Secretary of Atri Bhattacharya said that the two-day event would come up at the newly-built convention centre at Rajarhat, New Town, on January 18 and 19.

Fourteen delegates from the US, 12 from the and 12 from are expected to attend the event, among others.

The 8th edition of the event will be jointly organized by the and the Department of the state government, he said.

Bhattacharya also said that through the event, the state was keen to showcase many tourism destinations in Bengal to the international tour operators.

"We also aim to showcase Gajoldoba in North Bengal among others as a potential tourism destination. There is also an event lined up at Gazoldoba," he said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:30 IST