Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016
Business & Luxury Travel Mart at Hyatt Regency Gurgaon on 24-25 October 2016 has set a new milestone for MICE-focused travel shows in India. BLTM was very well received as India’s first full-fledged travel mart focused on specialised Business, MICE and Luxury Travel Sellers from all over the world.
In the two-day trade show, 152 Seller delegates from 94 exhibiting companies met with over 144 Hosted Buyers and 146 Trade Invitees.BLTM witnessed distinct representations from states, global destinations, premium hotel chains and private sector companies from all over India.
The online meeting diary of BLTM for making appointments between the Buyers and Sellers before the show registered over 2200 confirmed appointments. 2500 additional meetings were scheduled on-site.
Hyatt Regency Gurgaon was the Venue Partner with several Hyatt properties on prominent display at a corporate pavilion at the BLTM.In addition to the Hosted Buyers, there were an equal number of invitees from travel trade associations and members of the media.
Akbar Holidays was the official Travel Partner of BLTM and Eco Rent A Car was the Transportation Partner.Institutional Partners included SITE, OTOAI, NIMA, IATO, TAAI, TAFI, ETAA, ADTOI, The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd and WedWise.
In another first, the MICE CLUB was launched at BLTM, with an objective to facilitate focused interaction and networking among a community of Buyers and Sellers from the specialised Business Travel and MICE segments.
In addition to buying and selling opportunities at the show floor, there was an equally interesting line up of Panel Discussions conducted on the sidelines of the exhibition. The eminent panelists at the sessions deliberated on the latest issues related to Incentive Travel, MICE, Luxury, Destination Weddings, and destination promotion through film shoots.
Based on overwhelming positive feedback from both Buyers and Sellers, BLTM will be expanded to three cities in 2017 – Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi NCR, to cater to the West, South and North India markets of Business Travel and MICE.