Category Archives: Exhibitions

HPMF sets the ball rolling for its 2019 convention in Kochi

HPMF’s 9th anniversary that is marked by its convention and awards kick-started on 10 October in Kochi. The event will witness over 250+ delegate participation from countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and UAE. Strategic B2B meetings will take place where vendors from the industry will showcase their latest products and services. Panel discussions where industry stalwarts will participate will also be witnessed during this three-day event.

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Incredible India celebrates World Tourism Day with UNWTO

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 on World Tourism Day in New Delhi. A total of 76 Awards under various categories were presented. The Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel;Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili; Tourism Minister of Paraguay, Sofia Montiel De Afara; Tourism Secretary Yogendra Tripathi; DG Tourism, Meenakshi Sharma, senior officers of Ministry of tourism and 82 international delegates were  among those present on the occasion.

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu graces National Tourism Awards 2017-18

Inaugurating the World Tourism Day celebrations in New Delhi, Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu, urged all stake holders of the tourism industry to be mindful of their ecological foot print and called for more responsible and sustainable tourism practices. Observing that tourism is a major engine of economic growth and an important source of employment and foreign exchange earnings in many countries, Shri Naidu said that tourism in India has tremendous potential, considering the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage, varied ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country.

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400+ online registrations for TTAUP Travel Mart 2019 in Lucknow

Travel Trade Association of Uttar Pradesh (TTAUP) is holding its TTAUP Travel Mart, TTM 2019 today at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, Lucknow. Vivek Pandey, President, TTAUP said that, “At TTM 2019, we have 35 exhibitors and already 400+ online registrations for the buyers. The buyers from the travel trade are coming in exclusively from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Among the exhibitors we have a wide range of travel suppliers, DMC’s, cruise operators, visa facilitators, online portals and hotels.” Expected dignitaries include, Satish Mahana, Minister, Industrial Development, govt of UP and  Jitendra Kumar, I.A.S, Additional Chief Secretary & Director General, Tourism, govt of UP. The full day event will be followed by networking dinner and regional cultural performance.

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Atout France’s strategy to reach smaller cities reaps results; double-digit growth in 3 years

The ongoing Experience France roadshow organised by Atout France India in Mahabalipuram is proof that its strategy to tap the small cities more aggressively is paying off. The third edition of this event taking place over four days at Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa saw the largest delegate participation from France with 36 partners who will meet 85 agents from different parts of India. Sheetal Munshaw, Director, Atout France in India, says, “We have been doing multi-city roadshow formats for some time which worked at the time and suites our purpose. But we passed a point where we could no longer work with two or three cities and we needed a pan-India approach and this was the best way to do it. So for Experience France, we bring agents from different parts of India to meet our delegates. We have agents from Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and even Lucknow.” She added that 2018 saw around 7,00,000 visitors coming to France on short-term or tourist visas. This indicates a double digit growth in numbers in the last three years. She also adds that the aim for 2020 is to reach one million visitors but the collapse of Jet and Cox and Kings Plc, might affect these numbers. The event saw a huge delegation from private players from the Alps region alone because of the huge traction it sees from the Indian market.

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Second edition of India Tourism Mart opens with 240+ buyers & 140+ sellers

The second edition of the India Tourism Mart (ITM) opened to a full house, where over 240 foreign buyers and more than 140 exhibitors are participating. The maximum number of buyers are from United States, followed by China. The State of Gujarat is the partner state at ITM 2019. Sharing his view during the inauguration, Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Tourism and Culture, said that ITM is the best example of working together to promote tourism in the country with public private partnership. “I welcome all the foreign delegates, who have come to the second edition of ITM. I want to express my gratitude to FAITH and everyone in the industry to organise such a mart. The ministry is working hand in hand to move forward and grow tourism in the country. We are trying to take forward the recommendations and suggestions of the industry to the government and I am happy to say that five major steps have been taken for the industry. I would like to thank the Prime Minister and the government for their support and proving relief in various aspects. It’s like a Diwali gift for the industry. I would say that, money is important but perception is more important to promote India globally. We are growing in the different rankings and parameters around the world, which is evident of the fact that we are growing in the field of tourism. We are working now on how we can reach on top. Let us show the world what they have not seen and want to see in India,” he said. Welcoming the delegates at the inauguration, Subhash Goyal, Honorary Secretary, FAITH …

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PATA Travel Mart 2019 welcomes 347 sellers with 252 buyers in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019), hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Tourism National Company, has attracted 347 sellers from 180 organisations and 34 destinations, along with 252 buyers from 244 organisations and 48 source markets with first time buyers comprising 44% of the total. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA, says, “This is the first time that PATA is organising an event in Central Asia, and our aim is to highlight the unexplored region of Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan. Unexplored by many, PATA Travel Mart provides the perfect opportunity to showcase this unique destination vast landscapes and beautiful culture and heritage.”

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Yogendra Tripathi graces the 2nd edition of Tamil Nadu Travel Mart in Chennai

In a grand opening ceremony, the second edition of the Tamil Nadu Travel Mart and Medical Value Travel Mart 2019 was inaugurated at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai. The three-day exhibition, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Tamil Nadu Travel Mart Society will showcase the potential of Tamil Nadu’s tourism on a global platform. The inauguration was followed by an array of cultural programs and networking dinners organised for all the delegates. TTM 2019 will witness more than 300 exhibitors showcasing tourism business opportunities in the state along with 1000 domestic and international buyers from 54 countries. Apart from TTM, the Medical Value Travel Mart this year will reiterate the importance of Tamil Nadu in the medical value travel sector. Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Union Tourism Ministry, said the government had recognised the potential of tourism and approved 77 projects under Swadesh Darshan and 24 under Prasad in Tamil Nadu.

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PATA Travel Mart opens in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, with 1000+ delegates

The 42nd edition of the PATA Travel Mart (PTM) opened in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan at the Korme Exhibition Center. With over 1000 delegates from 60 destinations are expected to participate in the two-day event. This is PATA’s first-ever event in Central Asia. This year, PATA is welcoming 19 hosted buyers and 21 seller organisations from India , who will be taking up 310 sqm of floor space at the event (out of 2,100 sqm of total exhibition space). “In addition, to the two full days of pre-matched business appointments between global sellers and qualified international buyers, we have also organized two PTM Forums with a dynamic line-up of speakers that will explore the power of technology and the evolution of content marketing,” said Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA. PTM stands out this year with a human capacity building training programme, which PATA is organising to provide further value to its host.

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4th Odisha Tourism Conclave kick-starts; state’s tourism potential to be discussed

The Hotel & Restaurant Association of Odisha (HRAO) is organising the 4th edition of Odisha Tourism Conclave on 18 September under the theme ‘Tourism to be the driving force of state economy’. Governor of Odisha, Ganeshi Lal, will inaugurate the Conclave with other dignitaries. The conclave would be an immense congregation to give a 360 degree boost to the growth of tourism sector in Odisha, attract investments in the tourism sector, the holistic approach to rediscover the potential issues relating to Tourism & Hospitality sector and to prepare a roadmap with specific recommendations from the stakeholders.  Although Odisha has vast tourism potential, it is yet to come at par with its neighbouring and other states like Kerala, Goa, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi etc.

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