On 15th October 2015,the 4th ITM was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma (Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge), Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation) along with Shri Pawan Chamling (Chief Minister of Sikkim) in Gangtok, Sikkim.
Organised by : Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and the state of West Bengal.
ITM helps to showcase to the world the rich and untapped potential of the North East States.
By December 2016,Sikkim will have its own airport in Pakyong, 35 Km away from Gangtok
Sikkim is soon to become the first 100% organic state in the country. The Prime Minister will declare Sikkim as a full organic state on his visit to the state next year in January 2016.
The cleanliness and ‘no smoking drive’ of the Sikkim Government was praised by Dr Mahesh Sharma and he also mentioned that the state has all the potential to become an ideal tourist state.
Participating Delegates :
52 international delegates comprising of tour operators and media persons from 23 countries.
71 tour operators from eight north eastern States and West Bengal from different regions of the country.
The list of 23 countries include :
Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam
ITM – International Tourism Mart