Goa Tourism set to organize GITM 2019
The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from 23rd October to 25th October 2019, at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao
The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from 23rd October to 25th October 2019, at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao.
The main aim behind GITM 2019 is to serve as a platform for face-to-face networking among travel trade, hoteliers and other stakeholders from Goa with leading travel agents and operators from India and abroad. GITM will also reach out to Trade Associations/National Travel Organizations, Airlines, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Hotels and Resorts, Adventure Tour Operators, Spice Plantations etc.
Mr. J Ashok Kumar, Secretary for Tourism, Govt. of Goa, Mr. Sanjiv Gadkar, Director, Dept of Tourism, Mr. Rajesh Kale, Dy. Director, Dept of Tourism and Mr. Gavin Dias, GM-GTDC were present at the announcement.
Mr. J Ashok Kumar, said, “We are pleased to announce the third edition of GITM. The first two editions in 2011 and 2014 had received a good response then and this year the event promises to be bigger and better. When the entire global economy is focused on tourism as a key industry and tourists' thirst to explore and experience continues to grow, events like GITM serve as an ideal platform for stakeholders to engage in dialogue, business opportunities to improve, innovate and initiate. ”
This year's GITM is on a larger scale and is expected over 125 international buyers from USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Scandinavian, Baltic's, CIS, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Bulgaria, Israel, Jordan, UAE, Middle East, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia. GITM is also well supported by TTAG, TAAI, TAFI, ADYOI, ATTOI and IATO. International media, 25 Bloggers and around 35 Domestic media from travel trade will be covering the event.
Apart from showcasing the tourism investment opportunities and potential in Goa, this event will also serve as a platform to promote various segments of Goa that reflect the multi-dimensional facets of the state.
A special Goa Pavilion will be created to showcase festivals and nightlife, beaches, heritage trails, UNESCO Heritage sites, Wildlife, Medical tourism, Monsoon tourism, MICE, Wedding Destination, Religious Tourism, Spice Farms and Adventure, Elements like promotion and conservation of heritage, arts, crafts, endorsement of hinterland tourism, exhibiting the state's rich culture and heritage will also be incorporated.
GITM 2019 has received an overwhelming response for participation already and apart from travel industry professionals there will also be representation from those who organize niche tours, leisure activities, MICE operators, event managers, prominent travel writers, bloggers and columnists. Travel agents and tour operators on a non hosted basis will also be invited to participate.