Minister Akhila Priya was seen at the International Hot Air Baloon Festival at Araku, in Visakhapatnam. She said that it has become very popular and Araku is being spoken off in other countries as a beautiful place to visit. The festival will be held annually, she said. It will be a permanent feature of Araku tourism, she added. Even in countries like China this has become a favourite adventure sport and many international players are taking part in it, she said.