Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu is a commercial and social melting point where people from different societies and cultural backgrounds are easily assimilated with the local people.
India’s biggest travel show, Tourism Fair, Chennai is a major attraction among tourists and travelers. The tourism fair is one of the oldest and biggest travel shows in India. It attracts people from different parts of the country. All regional and cultural barriers are overcome in this fair.
Tourism Fair, Chennai has many participants which includes different states of the country and across the globe. Private travel trade is the main focus of the tourism fair in Chennai. A venture of the Department of Tourism, Government of Chennai the tourism festival of Chennai helps the tourism industry which includes public and private sector flight operators, hospitality industry and the government.
State tourism departments participate in the tourist festival to showcase the specialities of the region. Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Kerala, Karnataka, Jammu, Kashmir and of course Tamil Nadu are some of the major participants of the fair.
Pavilions are built where state governments as well as central government display products unique to their region and also undertakings of specific areas. This effort of the government is sincerely supported by tourists. The educative programs have resulted in drawing more tourists each year. This is evident from the statistics which show that in 2005-06, 72 lac tourists visited Tamil Nadu.
Time to celebrate
The three day celebration of the Tourism Fair, Chennai is usually held in the beginning of the year. Preparations for the fair begin many months in advance.