Category Archives: Exhibitions

FITUR 2020 to focus on specialised sections- FITUR MiCE and FITUR B2B Match

With a focus on specialisation, business and professionalisation, the upcoming edition of FITUR, International Tourism Fair, organised by IFEMA, from the 22 to 26 January at Feria de Madrid, presents its greatly enhanced B2B meeting programs. These include the general meetings agenda, FITUR B2B Match, and the specialised meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, FITUR MiCE, schedule. Both programs have proven to be an effective tool, concentrating a high business activity during the professional events at FITUR. Data from the latest edition show that there were a total of 9,150 B2B meetings with professionals from around the world.

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Minar Group receives TravTalk-WTM World Travel Leaders Award in London

Minar Group received the TravTalk-WTM World Travel Leaders Award at the recently held World Travel Mart London. The World Travel Leaders Awards honours companies and individuals for their outstanding contribution to the industry over the last 24 months voted for by the WTM partners. Speaking on the occasion, Gren Pacheco, VP, Business Development, said, “It’s a pleasure to be at WTM London. I want to thank TravTalk for this award and it feels great to have received it at such a big international forum.” 

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MITT 2020 to showcase 1,523 exhibitors from 229 countries & regions of the world

Scheduled from 17-19 March, with just four months short, MITT 2020 is taking shape as one of the most prominent events of the travel and tourism industry. This event will witness 1,523 exhibiting companies from 229 countries and regions of the world besides 52 regions of Russia. MITT is the largest B2B travel & tourism trade show in Russia, attracting representatives of the tourism industry from Russia, regions and all over the world.

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India pavilion opens at WTM London with 30 exhibitors

World Travel Market kick-started in London and will be held from November 4-6. India is participating too at the WTM London 2019, one of the largest international exhibitors of the travel and tourism industry to showcase India as a preferred destination for tourism. This year, India pavilion will focus on targeting internal experiences of travellers by showcasing not only India’s culture and heritage but also niche tourism products such as cuisine, wellness, yoga, wildlife and luxury. This year, over 30 co-exhibitors/partners comprising state governments, tour operators, hoteliers, wellness centres and other stakeholders will be present at India pavilion.

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India hosted seventh highest number of meetings in Asia-Pacific in 2018: ICCA

India ranked seven in Asia-Pacific region, in terms of hosting highest number of meetings in 2018, revealed International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). India hosted a total of 158 meetings last year. Japan topped the list in the region with 492 meetings, followed by China with 449 meetings. Third in the list was Republic of Korea with 273 meetings Australia at number four with 265 meetings. Thailand (193 meetings) was ranked fifth while Chinese Taipei ranked sixth (173 meetings).

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EDWIN@Amazing Thailand to be held from 25-29 November

Harmandeeep Singh Anand, Managing Director, GPS, in a recent interview has mentioned that GPS will be launching EDWIN@Amazing Thailand in association with ATTA (Association of THAI travel Agents), TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand) , THA (Thailand Hotel Association). He also said that, Trawelltag – Covermore will be the insurance partner. The itinerary will cover the less explored region of Kanchanaburi and Khao Yai in addition to Bangkok and Pattaya over a duration of 4nts/5days from 25-29 Nov 2019. Regional stake holders will showcase their products to all the attendees. Registrations will open exclusively from 31Oct for GPS 10X members with limited spaces.

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Travel MiCE Show scheduled for December to conduct 1800+ one-on-one meetings

Travel MiCE Show, this year, has been scheduled for December 14 & 15 at the Trident Chennai. The show is a platform to meet over 65 buyers from across the country. The show will entail pan-India corporate meetings on day 1 and interactions and meetings with MiCE specialists on Day 2.  The show will also conduct over 1800 meetings over two days.

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‘VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart’ kick-starts in Osaka

VISIT JAPAN Travel & MICE Mart (VJTM) 2019 kick-started in Osaka and will be held till 26 October. The business meetings in VJTM 2019 use a unique appointment-matching system to arrange business meetings in line with needs of both buyers and sellers. This year, the mart concurrently is held with “Tourism ExpoJapan,” as part of one of the world’s largest international tourism event, with an aim to promote the entire tourism industry and activate local economies. Furthermore, with the VJTM being held in Osaka for the first time, Kansai Tour Program (voluntary participation) for buyers and the media to introduce Osaka and the other Kansai areas and help expand buyer knowledge of the region, in addition to the conventional familiarization trip has been arranged.

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India ranks 28 in number of meetings and conferences: ICCA

As per the latest versions of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) statistics, India ranks 28 in number of meetings and conferences held in a country in 2018. India has considerably improved its ranking, which was 31 in 2016 and 27 in 2017. It stands at seventh position in Asia-Pacific region. India is at par with Argentina, Mexico, Thailand, Singapore Smaller countries in Europe, South East Asia, and a few Central European countries in leading the 150+ (upto 200) meeting categories in a year.

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PATA India Tourism Powerhouse on December 6 in Delhi

PATA India Chapter will organise the second edition of its Tourism Powerhouse on December 6, which will see a variety of speakers from the travel industry in India and abroad, revealed Runeep Sangha, Executive Director, PATA India Chapter. He adds, “The theme of the event is ‘The Big Leap Forward’ and the speakers at the Tourism Powerhouse will be sharing their experiences and suggestions to accelerate growth.”

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