Gujarat Tourism to organize second consecutive edition of Gujarat Travel Mart
Gujarat Tourism announced the launch of its second Gujarat Travel Mart, India's biggest B2B travel event in Ahmedabad from February 22-24, 2012.
Gujarat Tourism announced the launch of its second Gujarat Travel Mart, India’s biggest B2B travel event in Ahmedabad from February 22-24, 2012. The event will be held at the Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gandhi Nagar.
Over the years, the state of Gujarat has contributed towards being a large part of India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both within India destinations and overseas. The 2012 edition of the Gujarat Travel Mart is set on a B2B platform with over 200 registered buyers from over 30 countries exploring business opportunities for discerning travel and tourism products, making the event one of the most sought-after travel events in the country.
The hosted buyers are from the following countries: Netherlands, Bahrain, Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK, USA, South Africa, etc.
The event hopes to enlist the support of major travel-trade and hospitality association in India such as the Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators, Travel Agents Association of India, Travel Agents Federation of India, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India, etc.
The event will offer two exhibitor segments: Gujarat Incoming and the India Section.
EXCLUSIVE GUJARAT PAVILION: GUJARAT INCOMING
Gujarat has been one of India’s biggest tourist attractions, with its wide arena of attractions. The exclusive pavilion of Gujarat shall showcase the different facets of Gujarat such as festivals of Gujarat, its beaches, and the land of the Mahatma: Mahatma Gandhi-oriented tours, heritage hotels, Buddhist trails in Gujarat, wildlife resorts and national parks, medical tourism, destination management companies, travel agents and tour operators, religious tourism, handicrafts, cultural vistas, etc.
Indian State Tourism Departments, who form part of the country’s marketing plan, shall be invited to display the country’s rich culture and heritage. Leading travel agents, tour operators, online travel agents, travel technology products, hotels and resorts from across the country will provide an opportunity to showcase their products and will give Gujarat an opportunity to host some of the biggest tourism and destination brands in the country.
HOSTED BUYER PROGRAM
The Buyer Program at last year’s edition of Gujarat Travel Mart had, for the first time in the country, a refundable caution deposit system for all buyers, to enhance the seriousness of the event. The amount will again be refundable on the successful completion of the mandatory seller appointments. Buyer Registration forms are available on www.gujarattravelmart.com or mail at [email protected] .
National tourist organizations, state tourism boards and trade associations, airlines, charters, railways, ground transporters, car rentals, shipping, cruise liners, travel agents, tour operators, destination management companies, online travel agents, inbound tour operators, MICE operators, convention and exhibition centers, online travel portals, hotel reservation networks, property management systems, hotels, resorts, Ayurveda and holistic medicine centers, health spas, adventure and eco-tourism companies, golf resorts, luxury trains, cruises, specialty niche products, etc.
Visitors from the travel-trade from India and abroad, key business and corporate travel decision makers, and potential investors in the tourism business.