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Great Indian Travel Bazaar in Jaipur from 22 April 2018

Apr 18, 2018

*    10936 B2B structured pre-fixed meetings

*    280 leading Foreign Tour Operators from 55 countries

*    270 Indian sellers

*    9 Participating States

*    To focus on inbound tourism



JAIPUR, 18 April 2018: The 10th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) 2018 will be held in Jaipur from 22 April to 24 April. While the inaugural session will be held at Hotel Lalit on 22nd April, the pre-structured meetings and exhibition will be held on 23rd and 24th April at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC) in Sitapura. This was informed by Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Art & Culture, Government of Rajasthan, Dr. Subodh Agarwal.


Dr. Agarwal further said that on the occasion, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje shall grace the inaugural session as Chief Guest. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Government of India, Mr. K.J. Alphons will inaugurate the exhibition on 23rd April.


Over the years GITB has emerged as one of the most important travel marts for inbound tourism. The two-day event will see fruitful networking giving a further boost to the travel trade business in the State, he added.


FICCI Past President and Chairperson FICCI Tourism Committee, Dr. Jyotsana Suri said that in a span of 10 years, GITB has gone from strength to strength and is now a force to reckon with in the inbound tourism marts. This year there will be around 11,000 B2B structured pre-fixed meetings between buyers and sellers over 2 days. As many as 280 leading inbound foreign tour operators (FTO) from around 55 countries are participating as foreign buyers. Similarly, 270 Indian sellers - among whom are tour operators, hotels and State Governments, spread across 298 booths - will also be participating in the bazaar.


Dr. Suri further added that a special feature of GITB this year will be the release of two reports - FICCI-MRSS Study on 'Rajasthan - A True Land of Culture and Heritage´┐Ż and FICCI-Yes Bank Study on 'India Inbound Tourism: Decoding Strategies for Next Stage of Growth'. The reports will be released during the inaugural session. GITB has reinforced India as a world-class tourism destination with an exclusive focus on inbound tourism.


Apart from Host State - Rajasthan, Tourism Departments of 9 States will be participating which include Gujarat, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.


The buyers will also undertake a post-event FAM tour organized by the Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO) that will cover the tourism destinations of Rajasthan. A special showcasing of the luxury train 'Heritage Palace on Wheels' for the FTOs will be organized. 70 FTOs will be taken from New Delhi to Jaipur on 22 April. Similarly, an interaction between Rajasthan Tourism and 280 FTOs, showcasing the luxury train will take place on 23 April at the Durgapura Station, Jaipur.


It is to be noted that the GITB is being organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan; Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). It is supported by leading national and regional associations like Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and RATO.


For further details please contact:

Mr. Atul Sharma Head - Rajasthan State Council, FICCI M: 09783805900


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