Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb Tuesday inaugurated the logo of Tripura Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) and expressed that the state holds the potential to develop through tourism.
The logo of Tourism development corporation has images of Tripura’s state animal, monkey, historical tourist spot Unakoti, Mata Tripurasundari temple, state fruit pineapple and face of an indigenous woman. The logo has been designed by Debaditya Bhowmik, a final year computer science engineering student at National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
Talking about plans to develop the state, Tripura CM Biplab Deb said that his government has been working on projects to boost agriculture, industry, horticulture, animal husbandry, fisheries and tourism sectors.
He added that the neighbouring country is a major advantage for tourism development in Tripura since a large number of tourists from Comilla, Brahmanbariya and Chandpur district of the country can find scope to visit hilly terrains of Tripura.
Tripura has seen a rise in tourist footfalls in last three years. An official of the TTDC informed that over 10 lakh tourists visited Tripura since 2016. The graph of tourist footfalls in Tripura have steadily grown from 3, 99,447 tourists registered in 2015-2016 to 4, 19,807 tourists in 2016-17 and 4, 83,488 tourists in 2017-18.
Meanwhile, in terms of revenue from tourism, the corporation generated Rs 2.13 crore from different tourist spots in 2015-16, which went up to Rs 2.72 crore in the next year. It has so far risen up to Rs 3.23 crores in 2017-18.