Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Countries participating in the Conference.

Commission of South Asia members (UNWTO)\
1)   Afghanistan
2)   Bangladesh
3)   Bhutan
4)   India
5)   LR of Iran
6)   Maldives
7)   Nepal
8)   Pakistan
9)   Sri lanka
Commission for East Asia and Pacific members (UNWTO)
1)   Australia
2)   Brunei
3)   Cambodia
4)   China
5)   DPRK
6)   Fiji
7)   Indonesia
8)   Japan
9)   Mongolia
10)                      Lao PDR
11)                      Malaysia
12)                      Papua New Guinea
13)                      Philippines
14)                      Republic of korea
15)                      Thialand
16)                      Timor leste
17)                      Vanuatu
18)                      Vietnam
Associate Members
1)   Hong kong
2)   Maccau 

Venue of the Conference.

Venue : Falaknuma palace, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. 

Falaknuma Palace is also known as the ’mirror of the sky‘ because at 2000 feet,
Built in 1894, it took ten years and four million rupees for its magnificent, physical evolution in the shape of a scorpion. Designed by British architect William Mard Marret, the Palace took a rumored 22 years to perfect and has been owned in turn by Sir Vicar-Ul-Umra, PM of the State of Hyderabad, Nizam Mahboob Ali Pasha and Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur.

Bought over in 1895 and used as the residence of Nizam VI until 1911, Falaknuma Palace later went on to be used as a royal guesthouse for dignitaries, including free India's first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad who availed of its famed, lavish hospitality in 1951. The echoes of visiting European monarchs, the Duke of Windsor, heads of state and distinguished governors can still be heard in this newly refurbished inner sanctum of Hyderabad.

Since 1995, The Taj Group of Hotels has sensitively restored the palace not only to accommodate the privileged in 60 glamorous rooms and suites, but also to accommodate the extravagance of the ’then‘ with all the comfort of the ’now‘.