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YES BANK - FICCI release report titled 'Destination Odisha'

Bhubaneswar, October 16, 2017: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, together with FICCI released a Knowledge Report titled ‘Destination Odisha: Investment Opportunities in Tourism Infrastructure’ at the Odisha Travel Bazaar 2017 organized by FICCI and Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha.

The report was released by Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha during the inaugural ceremony and in presence of Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patsani, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Dr. Mona Sharma, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of Odisha, Shri R. Balakrishnan, Development Commissioner-cum- Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha, Shri Priyadarshi Mishra, MLA, Bhubaneswar North and Shri Bijay Kumar Mohanty, MLA, Bhubaneswar Central.

Shri J K Mohanty, Chairman, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Odisha; Dr. Mona Sharma; Bhupesh Rathore, President, Strategic Government Advisory, YES BANK; Shri R. Balakrishnan; Shri Priyadarshi Mishra; Shri Ashok Chandra Panda; Shri Prasanna Kumar Patsani; Shri Bijay Kumar Mohanty and Shri Subhrakant Panda, Chairman, FICCI Odisha State Council releasing the report.

The YES BANK - FICCI Knowledge Report highlights trends and economic impact of Tourism, major destinations, tourism avenues and themes, and existing infrastructure along with sector specific policy measures by the State Government.

Speaking on the occasion, Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK and Chairman, YES Global Institute said, “Odisha has consistently been on a high growth trajectory and witnessed growth rate of 7.94% in FY17, higher than the national average. The State is richly endowed with remarkable natural beauty and resources, historical monuments, traditional arts & craft, pristine beaches and wildlife hotspots which truly make it the Soul of Incredible India! With several unique offerings, presence of deeply revered religious destinations and opportunity for development of cruise tourism, Odisha holds unparalleled potential for becoming a hotspot for traditional as well as emerging avenues of Tourism. I am confident that the YES BANK – FICCI Knowledge Report Destination Odisha: Investment Opportunities in Tourism Infrastructure will be a great value-addition for all stakeholders and promote meaningful dialogue in Odisha’s travel and tourism sector.”

Odisha Travel Bazaar, the three day marquee event currently in its first edition, is being organized to provide a platform for showcasing and promoting the diverse Tourism offerings of Odisha on a global scale through B2G and B2B meetings, heritage walks and focused Government – Industry discussions.


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank is a high quality, customer centric and service driven Bank. Since inception in 2004, YES BANK has grown into a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to corporate, MSME & retail customers. YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence across all 28 states and 9 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.

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