Category Archives: Exhibitions

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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Kevadia example of how tourism can improve standard of living: Arvind Singh

Arvind Singh, Secretary, Tourism, in his address at the 10th ADTOI Convention has said that Kevadia is the most powerful example of how tourism can improve the standard of living of all. He also added that things are returning to normal in the last quarter of this financial year, adding that 2020 was unprecedented in many ways. Singh also informed that constant discussions are going on with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Health Ministry to relax the ban on tourist visas and the right decision will be taken in this matter when the appropriate time comes.

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1st Asia Travel Show to be held on 15-16 March 2021

The first Asia Travel show will be held on 15-16 March 2021. The two-day event, with its proprietary exhibition software, will allow travel professionals to rebuild relationships and recover their market. The virtual event will introduce the exhibitors to buyers, help grow their brand and build long-term profitable business connections. Get detailed analytics on buyers, offers a diverse portfolio of companies to meet, have dedicated Project Managers to guide you through the show and resolve issues, gives access to extensive thought leadership and panel discussions with worldwide experts, and allows you to network via easy one-on-one video calls.

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