Karnataka – Department of Tourism' announces the inaugural edition of 'Karnataka International Travel Expo',
travel event in Bengaluru from the 28 February 2018 – 2 March 2018.
The Inaugural edition of 'Karnataka International Travel Expo', is set on a B2B platform with
over 400 registered Buyers and Media from over 25 countries exploring business
opportunities for discerning travel and tourism products, which will make the
event one of the most sought-after travel events in the country and enhance the
marketing efforts of the state to promote Karnataka as a destination which is
diverse, fascinating and safe!
Kharge, Honorable Minister for Tourism,
IT & BT, Govt. of Karnataka said "Karnataka is home to a large and
exciting portfolio of globally acclaimed tourism products with UNESCO World
Heritage Sites, splendid wildlife and resplendent nature, virgin beaches to
adorn.’Karnataka International Travel Expo'', being held for the first time
will provide the impetus to the inbound travel and tourism industry and would
enhance the marketing efforts of Karnataka Tourism to promote our destinations
to the travel trade from all over the world."
The event is supported by major travel trade and
hospitality association in India such as ‘Association
of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of
India (ATOAI) and Indian Association
of Tour Operators, Travel Agents
Association of India (TAAI), SKAL,
FKCCI, Karnataka Tourism Forum, Federation
of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), etc
The 2018 event will showcase both the rich cultural
heritage and high-tech features of the city of Bangalore in the state of
Mr. TK Anil
Kumar Secretary – Tourism, Govt. of
Karnataka said, “Karnataka with its diverse range of products is fast emerging
as one of the most interesting and productive states for the travel trade
industry both for leisure and business travel. A globalized one-stop sourcing
platform is vital for stakeholders within the tourism industry to effectively
reach out to the Karnataka travel market”.
KITE will attract over 1,000 delegates from over 25
countries for the three-day event, facilitating over 10,000 pre-matched
appointments and bringing together qualified international buyers and sellers
for face-to-face meetings, educational forums and networking functions. The
show promises to provide an opportunity to tap into this market by bringing a
forum of exceptional one-to-one business meetings. Karnataka International
Travel Mart aims to create a platform that will offer the perfect environment
for the like-minded people to interact and do business together.