New doors into Eastern India
Anil Punjabi, Chairman, Travel Agents Federation of India (Eastern India) & Chairman, Tourism Committee, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, speaks on what Mega Tourism & Hospitality Expo can do for West Bengal.
ravel Exhibitions are important in West Bengal as it gives us the chance to showcase the state. With the State Government taking active measures to improve infrastructure in popular tourist spots, we welcome the chance to showcase West Bengal to the rest of India and the world. We hope that other tourism bodies who are participating in the expo go back and actively sell West Bengal in their states. The expo will also give people of Bengal a chance to learn first- hand more about destinations they wish to travel to,” Punjabi said.
For this reason, TAFI (Eastern Region), with the official support of the Incredible India campaign of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, is organising the Mega Tourism & Hospitality Expo in Kolkata from December 23-27, 2015. The event is held along with its flagship event — India International Mega Trade Fair ( IIMTF) — to encourage further growth.
According to the organisers, fairs like these provide a platform to the Government Tourism Departments of different countries and states, nation- al and International tour operators, hospitality providers, etc., to showcase and market their tourist destinations and services to a huge number of prospective tourists.
The expo is also set to be held in Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar and Ranchi in the next one year. These fairs are jointly organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry and G. S. Marketing Associates and are approved by ITPO, under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
“We are indeed very fortunate to get the valuable support of the Incredible India campaign of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. We are also very grateful to Sri Lanka Tourism, Bangladesh Tourism Board, the tourism departments of Malaysia, Thailand and the Tourism Departments of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, Puducherry and Jharkhand. Last and most important, we are very fortunate to tie- up with the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) for Presenting this exclusive fair,” said Prakash Shah, Chairman, G. S. Marketing Associates.
Chairman, Travel Agents Federation of India (Eastern India)
Chairman G. S. Marketing Associates