Panjim, Mar 24 IBNS | 4 months ago

The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from April 2 to 4 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao.


This B2B event promises to bring together travel companies, hoteliers, State Tourism Boards and other leisure enterprises under one roof to showcase the tourism investment potential in the state.

As many as 100 International Buyers from around 28 countries- USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Argentina, Philippines, UAE, Mexico, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand etc - will be participating in the event.

Also participating in the event will be 25 International travel trade media from over 20 countries, and 35 domestic travel trade media from all over India.

This travel-trade business platform will be hosting 250 Buyers from all over India with, with more than 2500 non-hosted traders expected.

The fact that 5800 appointments have been scheduled in over 2 days proves the fact that the Goa International Travel Mart is this year's most awaited event.

The event has value additions for international buyers like FAM Trips that have been arranged to give them a glimpse of the breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Goa and the potential it holds.

The main aim behind GITM 2014 is to serve as a platform for face-to-face networking among travel-trade, hoteliers and other stakeholders from Goa with leading travel agents from India and abroad.

GITM will also reach out to State Tourism Board, District Tourism Centres, Trade Associations/ National Travel Organizations, Airlines, Travel Agents & Tour Operators, Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Tour Operators, Spice Plantations, Casinos etc.

What makes the event different from the others of its kind, are the valuable knowledge sessions with eminent speakers from the airline & hospitality industry.

Aimed at achieving the vision of 'Positioning Goa as India's premier leisure destination towards 2020' these one-day, interactive conclaves will have the best speakers endowing the audience with their experience and knowledge.

Panel discussions on 'Reinventing Goa as a premier investment and tourist destination in an ecologically aware world' will follow and breathe new energy into the event. Another panel discussion on "Image building through out-of-the-box marketing concepts for private & Government sector" will provide a new insight into the field of travel-trade.

Apart from showcasing the tourism investment opportunities and potential in Goa, this event will also serve as a platform to promote various facets of Goa that reflect the multi-dimensional facets of the state.

A special Goa Pavilion will be created to showcase festivals and nightlife, beaches, heritage trails, UNESCO Heritage sites, Wild life, Medical tourism, Monsoon tourism, MICE, Wedding Destination, Spice Farms and Adventure.

Elements like promotion and conservation of heritage, arts, crafts, endorsement of hinterland tourism, exhibiting the state's rich culture and heritage will also be incorporated.

(Posted on 24-03-2014)