Category Archives: Exhibitions

Registrations for GPS Connect now open, to start virtually from May 1

Virtual networking hub, GPS Connect 2021-22, a year-long platform for tourism industry is now open for registrations and will be held virtually from 1 May, 2021. Harmandeep Singh Anand, Managing Director, Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) said, “Exhibitor participation starts from as low as Rs 1,500 and gives an opportunity to businesses of all sizes located anywhere in the world and interested in developing business from India to exhibit and optimise their returns and stay connected year long.”

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Singapore Tourism Board Country Partner at JTB India’s MICE Engage 2021

Sharing the idea behind participating in the upcoming virtual MICE show MICE Engage 2021 on April 28, Raymond LIM, Area Director, India (New Delhi), Singapore Tourism Board, says, “JTB India is one of the key MICE players in India and together with Singapore Tourism Board, we work very well to bring India’s MICE traffic to Singapore. We are privileged to be invited as a country partner at the MICE Engage 2021 roadshow – it being the first virtual MICE show of 2021 in India. This event gives us another excellent platform to re-enforce Singapore’s position as a MICE destination among India’s corporates. We also want to share our MICE support schemes that we has customised for the India market.”

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Exhibitor bookings for JTB India’s MICE Engage 2021 virtual roadshow to close by March 30

JTB India has confirmed key NTOs, hotels and airlines as exhibitors for its B2C virtual platform dedicated to MICE which will be held on April 28, 2021. These includes key Tourism Boards, Global Hotel chains & Airlines. The last date for signing up for this show is 30th March. JTB invites the trade to participate in this unique show to take advantage of its wide corporate network. The event will see attendance from top corporate companies in India. For more information, contact Kritika Kunden at kritika.kunden258@jtb-india.com or Deepali Gupta at deepali.gupta040@jtb-india.com.

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GPS Connect launched as 1-yr long virtual exhibition for all-India buyers

Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) has launched a one-year long virtual exhibition, called GPS Connect, for global exhibitors and buyers from across India, which will start in April. Harmandeep Singh Anand, MD, GPS, shares, “It’s a year-long platform, and one can come for one-day or as many days they prefer. This virtual platform can culminate into a hybrid and physical event in future as well, as an when we require. Also, it will not be limited to just Tier-II and III agents, but will have buyers from across India. We have a following of over 50,000 travel professionals and we are expecting at least 8000-10,000 of them to register for the same. The buyers just need to do one-time registration, whereas the exhibitors would be from around the globe. Meetings can happen without any fear of getting COVID, as no one needs to travel.”

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STB partners with local MICE industry to catalyse new opportunities at virtual show on March 3-4

About 700 participants are expected at the SingapoReimagine MICE Virtual Show, an event organised by Singapore Tourism Board for local and international MICE players to connect and showcase their offerings. This is its first such collaboration with local MICE players. The two-day event will be held from 3 to 4 March 2021 and is part of Singapore’s efforts to catalyse the MICE industry’s recovery and generate business opportunities for its partners. The event will see up to 40 suppliers like hotels, convention centres and tour operators. Exhibitors include Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Airlines and Sentosa Development Corporation. The top 5 voted buyers will each win a hosted trip to Singapore on Singapore Airlines, inclusive of a hosted stay and exclusive experiences.

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Govt intervention for tourism necessary, would come at right time: Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, speaking at the ITM 2021 inauguration assured that the government intervention for tourism is necessary and would come at the right time. “Tourism cannot grow in isolation, but will grow with many other sectors, and the infrastructure-focused budget is going to be a catalyst of that growth. Government is fully aware of the challenges of the sector,” he said.

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India Tourism Mart (ITM) 2021 kicks-off with a ‘Physical Inauguration’

Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH), the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) & cause partner AIRDA in association with Ministry of Tourism and KPMG as its Knowledge Partner, kick-started it’s annual India Tourism Mart (ITM) with a physical inauguration today. India Tourism Mart – ITM, which is a buyer-seller meet is taking place in a virtual format from 18th – 20th Feb 2021. In his inaugural address, Subhash Goyal, Chairman – ITM 2021 and Hony. Secretary, FAITH emphasised how the year gone by was the darkest in the history of mankind and tourism was the worst hit where the travel fraternity was literally left hanging from a thread. He urged the industry to come together and consolidate their efforts for the revival of tourism in India. “For us to revive the tourism industry and save millions of jobs, we look forward three key actions from our policymakers – re-starting of e-tourist visas; reinstatement of scheduled international flights, at least to those countries with which India has air-bubble arrangements, with the necessary precautions on safety to allow willing travellers the opportunity to travel again and modification of policies to help subsidise or reduce the financial burden on the sector.” Reiterating Goyal’s viewpoint, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India said, “We have already started issuing medical visas and we are planning to soon restart E-Tourist Visas and schedule International flights in a phased manner. On a reciprocal basis, first with those countries with whom we have an air bubble agreement. …

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Virtually Yours Travel Show to kick-off on 15th March

Virtually Yours Travel Show (VYTS)—a marketplace for consumers, travel agents and travel industry professionals, designed for simplicity and effectiveness— is all set to begin on 15th March, 2021. The show will have DMO and travel suppliers disseminate travel information, engage, sell, acquire consumer bookings and travel agent clients. There will be new shows every week throughout the year, while exhibits remain live for 30 days. One can have advance appoints with travel resellers.

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ITM panel discussion to be moderated by associations’ heads of FAITH

Subhash Goyal, Hony. Secretary General, FAITH, has said that the knowledge conclave at Virtual ITM 2021, will have various sessions, and each of them will be chaired by the head of one of the 10 member associations of FAITH. “There is a session on adventure tourism, a session on MICE, as well as a session on medical tourism, where Dr. Naresh Trehan from Medanta will give a keynote address and it will also have Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, along with the chiefs of Max and Dr. Lal Pathlabs. There will be many other similar sessions on various topics, which will be open to everyone,” he added.

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