Munnar Travel Mart to be held from September 6

Photo Courtesy: Ram Kumar

With an aim to introduce the tourism potential of Munnar to the world, Munnar Destination Makers is organising the Munnar Travel Mart from September 06 to 08 in Munnar. The event, which focuses on business-to-business meetings and destination tours, will feature over 400 buyers, including tour operators, writers and bloggers from all over the country.

The tourism department of the state has invited bloggers from Arab countries as special invitees to participate in the Munnar Travel Mart.

Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran will inaugurate the Travel Mart on September 7 at 10:30 am. Power Minister MM Mani will be the chief guest at the function, and  dignitaries like Devikulam MLA S Rajendran; Idukki MP Dean Kuriakose; Kerala Secretary Tourism Smt Rani George IAS; Director Tourism Bala Kiran IAS; Devikulam Sub-Collector Dr Renu Raj IAS; Kerala Travel Mart President Baby Mathew Somatheeram; and Munnar Catering College Chairman Tissan Thachankari will also grace the occasion along with Munnar Travel Mart Chairman Vimal Roy and MDM President Varghese Elias.

Munnar Travel Mart will feature various presentations to introduce the new developments and possibilities in Munnar tourism to tour operators. MDM Patron Shailesh Nair will be reintroducing Munnar as a Five Night Destination, and Wildlife Warden R Laxmi will be presenting Munnar Wildlife. Tourism Secretary Rani George will release the Munnar promotion video produced by MDM at the event.

The B2B Meet will commence from 2 pm and will showcase to the tour operators various possibilities in destination Munnar. About 60 hotels and resorts in Munnar will be present at the B2B Meet, in association with Hydel Tourism, Kerala Forest Development Corporation, Munnar Wildlife Division, DTPC, Harrison Malayalam Plantation and Lockhart Tea Factory.

Destination tours will be organized from 8 am with all the guests attending the Travel Mart. Four FAM tours have been specially curated for MTM – Kolukkumalai Tour, Ponmudi Kalimali Tour, Viripara Lakshmi Tour and Top Station Tour. The most popular among them is the Ponmudi Tour.

“MTM will also showcase Kerala’s unique art forms to the guests. As a responsible tourism association, The Travel Mart will be organized in green format,” said the authorities in a release.