Port Blair, Oct. 26: The annual calendar event in tourism sector in the island- the Island Tourism Festival -2013 will be organized from 5th to 15 January 2013 at different venues in the Andaman &, Nicobar Islands. The tourism department has started preparations for the next edition of the ITF by inviting tenders for organizing cultural programmes/stage items. The ITF-2013 will as usual be held in ITF ground, Netaji Stadium and other selected venues in A&N Islands.

This time, the department has proposed to rope in qualified event management firms to bring in mainland artists/bollywood-fame music and dance programme. The department has, accordingly, floated tenders for the purpose which is available in Administration website: www.and.nic.in.

Event managers desiring to participate in ITF-2013 can clear their doubts, if any, with regard to tender terms and conditions in the pre-bid meeting scheduled to be held on 06/11/2012 at 10.00 AM in the Directorate of Tourism, Port Blair. The department also open to the idea of getting sponsorship for the cultural events/ stage programme for which also provision has been kept in the tender terms.