India Tourism Mart 2019 New Delhi: The Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways & Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Nitin Gadkari and the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, inaugurated India Tourism Mart 2019 in New Delhi. This Mart was jointly arranged by the Ministry of Tourism and the Federation of Indian Tourism and Hospitality Associations (FAITH). The second edition of ITM is attended by more than 240 global delegates from 51 nations and 160 exhibitors from across the nation.
Union minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari, said the well-organized Mart and the type of stakeholders associated can expect a good beneficial outcome. India has language, culture and food attracting fresh visitors. We focus on cleanliness and infrastructure that will increase the tourism industry as well. He added that the tourism industry has job opportunities and this is our government’s most significant agenda. He expressed faith that, considering his dedication to promoting tourism and travel in the homeland, the Ministry of Tourism will demonstrate excellent outcomes.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel said the Ministry of Tourism and Faith’s cooperation will boost tourist confidence. India’s culture is diverse, and I appeal to representatives to visit our state stalls in the Mart. They’ll get to understand our culture’s beauty. He also said that our brand ambassador is Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, and we saw this at the Howdy Modi event. He added that the best way to communicate with the world is through tourism, and our endeavours are in the correct direction.
FAITH is the apex organization of important trade and hospitality associations of the country and will drive the event, with support of the Ministry of Tourism, with the objective of positioning the tourism destinations and products of the country in international source markets.
The Mart has an Exhibition area with approximately 175 stalls, where seller delegates from across the country, including Tour Operators, Hoteliers and other stakeholders will conduct B2B meetings with the international buyer delegates and where participating States & Union Territories will get the opportunity to showcase their unique tourism destinations and products.
The State of Gujarat is the Partner State at ITM 2019 and other participating States are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Daman & Diu, Goa, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The B2B meetings and networking sessions between the buyer and seller delegates will be held on 24th and 25th September 2019. The Buyer Delegates will be taken on post-Mart Familiarisation Tours to different tourism destinations in the country. Various itineraries and programmes on diverse themes have been designed for this purpose.
On this occasion Tourism Secretary Shri Yogendra Tripathi; DG Tourism Smt. Meenakshi Sharma; Chairman FAITH Shri Nakul Anand; Chairman ITM 2019 Shri Subhash Goel and other senior officers of Ministry of tourism were present.