Gujarat theme state for first IITB in Delhi
With an objective of retaining the flavour, commitment, purpose and structure of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB), which was earlier organised by FICCI in Jaipur, the Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism and India Tourism Development Corporation
It is pertinent to mention that the 2013 edition ( sixth edition) of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar had more than 8,000 B2B meetings between 258 foreign buyers from 50 countries and 269 registered Indian sellers from across the country.
According to the organisers, with the sharp focus on inbound tourism and Gujarat as the theme state, the USP of the Incredible India Travel Bazaar-2014 would be the intensive buyer-seller meet spread over two days. It will result in significant transacting and capitalising of business opportunities between international buyers and Indian sellers.
The travel bazaar would have sellers offering a wide range of products covering heritage, adventure, wildlife, healthcare, leisure, eco-rural, MICE, pilgrimage and other segments.
The travel bazaar would have 216 booths from where 205 Indian sellers will be showcasing their products. All foreign buyers and Indian sellers will have structured, prescheduled B2B meetings fixed before the event. The B2B meetings will take place at the booth/booths of the registered Indian sellers. About 9,000 prescheduled and on-the-spot B2B meetings are expected to take place between the Indian sellers and foreign buyers in two days. Around 250 foreign buyers from 55 countries and over 1,500 delegates from India and abroad are expected to attend it. The two-day event will be inaugurated by Parvez Dewan, Tourism Secretary, MOT. The inaugural function will also be addressed by Jyotsna Suri, Senior VP, FICCI and CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group.