BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Tourism on Sunday declared the annual flagship camping event Eco Retreat will be organised at seven locations from December 1. The 15th of September marks the start date for bookings at the locations where 220 luxurious tents will provide an unparalleled glamping experience. The fifth incarnation of Eco Retreat Odisha in Konark, Putsil, Sonapur, Daringbadi, Bhitarkanika, Satkosia, and Hirakud includes luxury, adventure, local culture, delectable Odia cuisine, and aesthetic folk music and dance.
Lenin Mohanty, speaking at the 44th Foundation Day of the Odisha Tourism Development Corporation (OTDC), stated that the Eco Retreat event has become the face of sustainable tourism in the state of Odisha.
“OTDC has contributed substantially to the state’s economy by creating employment opportunities and boosting the state’s businesses, in addition to promoting tourism. In the previous fiscal year, it generated a profit of Rs 5 crore and played a crucial role in preserving our cultural heritage and natural attractiveness, he said.
On this occasion, 12 newly renovated chambers of Panthanivas Bhubaneswar were inaugurated. The accommodations are available for public reservation.
Tourism director Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav stated that OTDC was the agent of change when the nation was battling a pandemic, as it sought to promote the travel and tourism industry’s vast untapped potential.”OTDC is continually introducing new products, such as Odisha walks, boat clubs in Silver City and Taladanda, as well as exerting great efforts to promote culinary tourism in the state,” he said.
As part of the foundation day celebrations, OTDC’s top-performing divisions from the previous fiscal year were recognised. Panthanivas Puri and Panthanivas Gopalpur were determined to be the top-performing lodging facilities. Nimantran Bhubaneswar was also awarded on this occasion.
The unit managers of all OTDC accommodations and restaurants who have consistently excelled at providing exceptional service to travellers were also honoured. Minati Behera, chairperson of the Odisha State Commission for Women, and Elina Samantaray, an actress, were present.