HARMANDEEP SINGH ANAND

TravTalk - India - - GLOBAL PANORAMA SHOWCASE -

PS was con­ceived in 2006; its first edi­tion was held in Nag­pur in 2013 and this year we have evolved into a six city ex­hi­bi­tion. We saw over 1000 reg­is­tra­tions through the e-event cre­ated on the App which does not mean that 1000 buy­ers at­tended the show on a par­tic­u­lar day, but it means that this much in­ter­est has been shown in the event. On the first day of the show, the ed­u­ca­tional ses­sions saw an av­er­age at­ten­dance of 250 peo­ple while the ses­sion on ser­vice tax saw around 450 travel agents at­tend­ing the sem­i­nar to dis­cuss their is­sues re­gard­ing ser­vice tax and forth­com­ing GST. The show this year saw par­tic­i­pa­tion from 108 ex­hibitors and over 800 buy­ers who in­ter­acted in B2B meet­ings and trans­acted busi­ness. The at­ten­dees are still get­ting ac­cus­tomed to the new dig­i­tal sys­tem and we hope in the up­com­ing shows the in­dus­try will adapt to the same.

All op­tions are in­te­grated in the App. Peo­ple can ex­change busi­ness cards, make notes, sched­ule meet­ings and even mes­sage each other. Those trav­el­ling abroad can make use of BrilVoice, also in­te­grated in the App to make phone calls at cheap rates. The App is be­ing up­graded ev­ery­day with new fea­tures be­ing added like Trav­elTv.news and TravTalk live feed will be added to keep the in­dus­try abreast with travel news; video con­fer­enc­ing will al­low agents to block their time slot with ex­hibitors and have meet­ings through au­dio-vis­ual mode in case they can­not make it etc. Ac­cord­ing to me, GPS does not end on its last day; it be­gins then. The data is live through­out the year and all at­ten­dees can con­tinue to do busi­ness and in­ter­act with each other through the App, pay sales visit to each other, post prod­uct pro­mo­tions, deals and pack­ages which makes it an ac­tive mar­ket place for ev­ery­body.”

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