The silver jubilee edition of SATTE, South Asia’s leading travel and tourism exhibition, kick starts at the Le Meridien in New Delhi. THe evnt was inaugurated by Chief Guest KJ Alphons, Minister for Tourism (I/C), Govt. of India, along with TS Rawat, Chief Minister, Uttarakhand; Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Faiyaz Koya, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Fiji; I Gde Pitana Dy. Tourism Minister, Indonesia; Bo Keun Choi, Senior Officer, Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO; Subhash Goyal, Member, National Tourism Advisory Committee; Navin Berry, Founder, SATTE; Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia and Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India.
The event is scheduled to be held from 31st January to 2nd February 2018 at Pragati Maidan and will play host to over 1,000 exhibitors and represent over 50 countries and 28 Indian states.
“Almost half a million tourists from India visited Indonesia in 2017 which is a 29 per cent growth over 2016. Similarly, the number of Indonesian tourists in India has increased by 7 per cent. While 98 per cent of all tourists are satisfied with their visit in Indonesia, 90 per cent find it above their expectations. With Indonesia hosting the Asian Games this year, we expect the tourism sector to further benefit from it,” said I Gde Pitana Dy. Tourism Minister, Indonesia
SATTE 2018 is featuring an array of State Tourism Boards, with many of them increasing their presence at the 25th edition. Eight North Eastern states are participating under the Incredible India Pavilion of the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. NTOs of Spain, Peru, Czech Republic, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Turkey, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Fiji, New Zealand, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Israel, Sharjah, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mauritius, Indonesia, Abu Dhabi, Visit Russia, Visit Florida and Las Vegas and Oman, amongst others will be showcasing their destination and launches. SATTE 2018 is also witnessing return of Taiwan, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Philippines on the floor. While Turkey, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Dubai are Partner countries, Mauritius and Madame Tussauds are feature destination and feature attraction respectively. Similarly, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Odisha and Jammu & Kashmir are Partner States for this year with the show being supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
At a glittering ceremony of the 2018 SATTE Awards, Team Creative Travel received ‘Excellence in Inbound Travel’ award. The award was presented by Minister of Tourism K J Alphons and the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, and in the presence of the Ministers of Tourism of Indonesia and Fiji. Roseate House won SATTE award 2017 for hotel with most innovative design.