Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Odisha Tourism’s flagship three-month glamping festival, Eco Retreat at Konark open to bookings and unveiled the logo for 2020, here on November 11.
The new logo depicts the ecological orientation. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that last year, a benchmark was set in luxury camping with a monumental success at the Marine Drive Eco Retreat.
This time, it has been scaled up to five unique locations – Konark, Hirakud, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi and Satkosia, added CM. The Eco retreats will give tourists an opportunity to explore the rich diversified flora and fauna of Odisha.
Giving a note of assurance to tourists from across the country during Covid times, the Chief Minister said that all stakeholders in tourism and hospitality sector across the State have been provided training on COVID-19 protocols.
Eco Retreats will adhere to the guidelines and standard operating procedures prescribed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, he further added. This year Retreat will have jungle trails, water sports, boat rides, tours, adrenaline-pumping games, exotic cuisines & unmatched leisure, complying with tourist safety protocols. Synergised application of SOPs & technology for added safety will secure tourists’ experience, mentioned Ministry of Tourism & Culture.
In his address, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi said that the Marine Drive Eco Retreat had created a massive impact which echoed at the Tourism Minister’s Conclave in January 2020.
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy said that the Eco Retreat model ticks the right boxes in terms of environmental sustainability, technological leverage, teamwork, timeliness in near-perfect compliance with the good governance framework of 5T and will be transformative for each location’s tourism-oriented future.
To experience the unexplored book your stays, via portal- ecoretreat.odishatourism.gov.in.