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Global Travel Mart India to be held on September 16

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has decided to hold the Global Travel Mart India between September 16 and 18, in Delhi. “It has been a demand from the tourism industry so many years and therefore Ministry will be organising the first edition of the Mart in partnership with FAITH, the umbrella body representing all the industry associations in the country. Explaining the format of the Mart, the Secretary said that it will have components like B2B meetings on the first day, Investors Meet and Workshops on the consecutive days,” said Rashmi Verma, Secretary – Tourism, Government of India.

Verma said that the plan is to bring 200 potential international buyers for the show. India tourism’s overseas offices will identify “the right buyers and opinion makers” and the industry partners will host them as well as organize the familiarisation trips for them.

“GMTI is conceived as a platform to give opportunities for small and medium business in the industry to showcase their products before the international buyers. While big travel companies have the wherewithal to participate in global shows like WTM, ITBM, etc. small and medium players don’t get the exposure required,” she said.