Category Archives: Exhibitions

International Buddhist Travel Mart & 2nd ABTO Convention opens in Bodhgaya

The second Association of Buddhist Tour Operators (ABTO) Convention and the International Buddhist Travel Mart (IBTM) kick-started in Bodhgaya, Bihar. Speaking at the inauguration, Vinod Zutshi, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, said, “I congratulate ABTO for conducting this event and it’s great to see participants from 17 international countries. I think I have never seen a bigger congregation of Buddhist tourism lovers, especially when the programme is being convened by someone in the private sector. It great to see private players promoting tourism in such a manner. We all are blessed to be here at the event.” The two-day event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism. ABTO  provides a platform for religious tourism mainly Buddhism. It’s an international organisation working for the conservation, protection, preservation of monuments & promotion of tourism around the world.    

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25 Indian tour operators attend Incredible India roadshow in Singapore

The first of the three-city Incredible India roadshow was held at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore and witnessed participation from 25 Indian tour operators and DMCs along with representations from the state governments of Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. India Tourism Office in Singapore said that the roadshow provided a platform to the stakeholders of India’s tourism industry to interact with their Singaporean counterparts and position  India as a preferred destination for tourists of Singapore. After Singapore, the Incredible India roadshow will take place in Kuala Lumpur on December 10 and in Bangkok on December 12. A total of 1,75,852 tourists from Singapore visited India in 2017, a growth of 7.4 per cent on the year.

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FITUR 2020 celebrates its 40th anniversary with enhanced B2B meetings

The next edition of FITUR,  organised by IFEMA will take place at Feria de Madrid, from January 22-26. The sustainability, technology and expertise, will remain principal axes of FITUR, to which the momentum of the shares will add targeted to grow in professionalism and inter-nationality and thus overcome the results of the last edition, which brought together more than 11,000 exhibiting companies from 160 countries, and 253,000 participants. For this, the FITUR organisation has paid special attention to strengthening its International Guest Programs as well as the agenda of  B2B meeting.

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MOT implements schemes to promote local tourism through workshops and seminars

Government has implemented schemes for the promotion of local tourism in the country. Under the scheme, the Ministry undertakes promotions through advertising in print and electronic media, participation in fairs and exhibitions, organising seminars, workshops for stakeholders and service providers, as well as printing of brochures, collaterals etc. The various tourism products are also promoted on the Social Media accounts and website of the Ministry. Government is raising awareness regarding local tourism and to promote local religious and non-religious spots to the tourists coming from both outside and within the State. The Ministry of Tourism, under its Domestic Promotion and Publicity including Hospitality (DPPH) scheme for promotion of Domestic Tourism implements various measures for the promotion of tourism in the country. The main objective of DPPH Scheme is to create a general awareness among the domestic population about the potential tourist destinations in the country, which will help to increase the local / domestic tourism market. The Ministry through its 20 domestic India Tourism Offices located across the country, which also act as information centers, undertakes the promotional activities to promote India in a holistic manner which includes promotion of domestic/local tourism by raising awareness about local tourism products which include local religious and non-religious spots for the tourists coming from both outside and within the State.

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‘MITT Digital’ to be held on 17 March; to focus on current technology trends

As a part of MITT 2020, ‘MITT Digital’ will be held on 17 March which will talk about startup technologies for travel agents and tour operators, current technology trends of incoming tourism to Russia etc. MITT Digital programme will also include sessions by leading international and Russian experts about online travel sector, current trends, new opportunities for business, and future or tourism business.

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PATA Tourism Powerhouse 2019 to be held on 6 December in Delhi

The 2nd edition of the PATA India Tourism PowerHouse, presented by the Inder Sharma Foundation will be held on December 6 at The PARK, New Delhi. Participants will get the opportunity to network, learn and interact with knowledge leaders and industry stalwarts and participate in engaging discussions on aviation capacity to India, impact of tourism, digital and destination marketing, The China opportunity and more.

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‘Sustainability and technology’ to be focus at FITUR 2020

Organised by IFEMA, FITUR 2020 will take place from 22 to 26 January at Feria de Madrid where sustainability, technology and specialisation will again be in the spotlight. The last FITUR trade fair brought together 10,400 participating companies and over 253,000 attendees. The Trade Fair is boosting its B2B meeting agenda with the specialised sections FITUR B2B Match and FITUR MICE.

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Travel M!CE Show to connect corporates & suppliers; to highlight industry issues

Travel M!CE Show, this year, has been scheduled for December 14 & 15 at the Trident Chennai. The show will also conduct over 1800 tailored meetings over two days and will also conduct panel discussion with the industry stalwarts about the issues that remain paramount to the industry. The panel discussion will also talk about the challenges and solutions to deal with what hampers the industry’s growth at the moment.

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