Karnataka Tourism to organize inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ in Bengaluru

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‘Govt. of Karnataka – Department of Tourism’ announces the inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, India’s biggest B2B travel event in Bengaluru from the 28 February – 2 March 2018.

The state of Karnataka and Bengaluru have over the years has contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and overseas. The Inaugural edition of ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’, is set on a B2B platform with over 400 registered Buyers and Media from over 25 countries exploring business opportunities for discerning travel and tourism products, which will make the event one of the most sought-after travel events in the country and enhance the marketing efforts of the state to promote Karnataka as a destination which is diverse, fascinating and safe!

Shri Priyank Kharge, Honourable Minister for Tourism, IT & BT, Govt. of Karnataka said “Karnataka is home to a large and exciting portfolio of globally acclaimed tourism products with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid wildlife and resplendent nature, virgin beaches to adorn. ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo”, being held for the first time will provide the impetus to the inbound travel and tourism industry and would enhance the marketing efforts of Karnataka Tourism to promote our destinations to the travel trade from all over the world.”​

The event is supported by major travel – trade and hospitality association in India such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), SKAL, FKCCI, Karnataka Tourism Forum, Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), etc

EXCLUSIVE KARNATAKA PAVILION: Destination Karnataka:  The exclusive pavilion of Karnataka shall showcase the different facets of the state such as festivals of Karnataka, its beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Coastal & Hyderabad – Karnataka Regions, Pilgrimage Destinations, Wildlife and National Parks, Medical Tourism, Destination Management Companies, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Handicrafts, Cultural Vistas, etc.

The 2018 event will showcase both the rich cultural heritage and high-tech features of the city of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. “Karnataka with its diverse range of products is fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive states for the travel trade industry both for leisure and business travel. A globalized one-stop sourcing platform is vital for stakeholders within the tourism industry to effectively reach out to the Karnataka travel market” said the Secretary – Tourism, Govt. of Karnataka Mr. TK Anil Kumar.

KITE will attract over 1,000 delegates from over 25 countries for the three-day event, facilitating over 10,000 pre-matched appointments and bringing together qualified international buyers and sellers for face-to-face meetings, educational forums and networking functions.

The show promises to provide an opportunity to tap into this market by bringing a forum of exceptional one-to-one business meetings. Karnataka International Travel Mart aims to create a platform that will offer the perfect environment for the like-minded people to interact and do business together. The event will be managed by Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions. For more information and Buyer / Media Registrations, log on to www.karnatakaexpo.com.

Key Features of the event are:

  • With over 400 Hosted delegates from 25 countries, it will be the biggest Hosted Buyer Travel-Event in the country.
  • Pre-fixed B2B meetings with buyers.
  • Over 15 different tourism segments.
  • An Exhibition to showcase and market the varied tourism products.
  • Post event FAM trips.
  • Captive Audience
  • Extensive Marketing and Branding
  • Familiarisation trips to give an idea of the diversity that Destination Karnataka has to offer
  • Supporting programmefor networking and renewing contacts
  • An Exciting edition of ‘Destination Karnataka’ Blogathon

For more information and Buyer / Media Registrations, log on to www.karnatakaexpo.com

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