Indias biggest ever inbound travel show a hit

first_imgGujarat Travel Mart hosted a record number of buyers and exhibitors. Called the ‘biggest ever inbound travel event’ in India, the Gujarat Travel Mart (GTM) has been and gone for another year – but not before hosting a record number of buyers and exhibitors from around the country.Held at the Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre in the Gujarati capital Gandhi Nagar, GTM succeeded in bringing together some150 exhibitors from 20 tourism sectors across India with more than 250 buyers from over 30 countries.Around 25 percent more buyers and 40 percent more exhibitors attended this year’s event, which hopes to build on recent tourism growth to the state – at 16 percent, double that of the national average last year.Talking at the GTM inauguration, Gujarat chief minister Shri Narendra Modi said he was looking forward to using feedback from trade visitors to help develop Gujarat’s tourism potential “to the maximum”.“I was told that you’ll be spending two days in Gujarat – if you have any suggestions for our existing tourism locations – or any other unexplored tourism sites – please bring to our notice,” Mr Modi told guests of the event, candidly.“Secondly, if any changes in policies are needed or other good policies from around the world, please bring to our attention and we’ll try our very best to implement it.”Welcoming visitors to the “this great land of Mahatma Gandhi”, a land “known for its hospitality” and “unique tourist locations”, the prime ministerial candidate then took a walk through the tradeshow floor, where he was mobbed by press and onlookers.e-Travel Blackboard was in the thick of the action at GTM. Check out more news from the event here.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M. H.last_img read more