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Karnataka Tourism plays host to G20 delegates in Bengaluru

DoT Reception at Airport.

Karnataka will host 14 G20 meetings (11 in Bengaluru, 2 in Hampi, 1 in Mysuru). This is highest after Delhi-NCR and the State is honoured to be given this opportunity.

Karnataka Tourism as part of its initiative has laid out the red carpet to international delegates from over 35 countries attending the Bengaluru leg of the G20 Summit Meet. The visit of international delegates to Karnataka reinforces “Brand Karnataka” and helps reinforce the “One State, Many World”; tagline of the tourism department.

Being the nodal department managing this prestigious event, Karnataka Tourism sees this as a prestigious and landmark occasion to showcase the best of what the state has to offer to a global and well-travelled audience.

Karnataka will host 14 G20 meetings (11 in Bengaluru, 2 in Hampi, 1 in Mysuru). This is highest after Delhi-NCR and the State is honoured to be given this opportunity. During the meetings and the stay of the delegates, we will be showcasing the State’s many offerings. Excursion trips are planned within Bengaluru city as well as for Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, Mysuru and Hampi. We would like to encourage the G20 Secretariat to also showcase the Golden Chariot, South India’s only luxury train.

Karnataka is all geared up to receive delegates at the JW Marriott Prestige Golfshire for the first set of G20 Meetings from the 13 – 17
December 2022. The schedule of meetings are as follows:

  • 1st Finance & Central Deputies Meeting from 13 – 15 December 2022
  • 1st Framework Working Group Meeting from 16 – 17 December 2022

Karnataka is ensuring of leaving no stone unturned for the smooth conduct of the G20 meetings, with regard to Venue Management, Accommodation arrangements, Security, Transportation, Cultural Program, state related Branding & Publicity, Excursions, Road & Infrastructure and presenting the delegates with Gifts & Souvenirs from the state.

To facilitate the smooth operations of the event, Nodal officers have been appointed for each vertical under the Chief Secretary with all concerned authorities such as Tourism, Kannada & Culture, Police, State Intelligence, Traffic, DPAR, BBMP, BIAL, and respective DCs.

The department has ensured all arrangements have been put in place, with our representatives having regular interactions with the various concerned departments such as Dept. of Economic Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Research (ICCR) and all concerned G20 coordinators to ensure G20 meetings in Karnataka are world-class and memorable.

They have planned Live Performances of 30-45 minutes for each evening of G20 meetings through an eclectic mix of dances, music, and a cultural exhibition showcasing the state. A Bangalore City Tour has been organized on 15 th December 2022 to showcase our rich culture & heritage as well as our industrial and technology strengths.

A Karnataka pavilions showcasing Karnataka’s products – silk, coffee, handicrafts, and tourism is also planned at the venue. The event will also display the ‘One District, One Product’ offerings of Karnataka.

“Karnataka – One State, Many Worlds” is well known for silk, milk, coffee, honey and more. It is home to severalforts, architectural marvels, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and blessed with a rich cultural heritage. Other diverse visitor attractions include pilgrim sites, coastal landscapes and national parks. The state offers a variety of tourism attractions that cater to the demand from different visitor segments, such as eco-tourism, wellness and adventure. Over the years Karnataka has emerged as one of the most sought-after tourism destinations in the country, and also created a space for itself in the international tourism circuit. As of 2019, the State was ranked as third most preferred destination among domestic tourists, a ranking the state has held for 3 consecutive years.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.