Published on : Friday, October 18, 2019
The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from October 23rd to 25th this year, at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao. This esteemed B2B event is an assembling together of travel companies, hoteliers, Eco Tourism, Adventure, Wildlife, Nightlife, Event Managers, Wedding Planners Wellness and other leisure enterprises under one roof to display tourism investment potential in the state.
Addressing a press conference, J. Ashok Kumar, Secretary for Tourism, Government of Goa said, “We are very happy that Goa Tourism is organizing the third edition of GITM in October this year. The first two editions in 2011 and 2014 had received a good response then and this year the event promises to be bigger and better. When the entire global economy is focused on tourism as a key industry and tourists’ thirst to explore and experience continues to grow, events like GITM serve as an ideal platform for stakeholders to engage in dialogue, business opportunities to improve, innovate and initiate. I wish GITM 2019 the very best with the assistance and co-operation of all tourism stakeholders.”
Sanjiv Gadkar, Director, Dept of Tourism, Rajesh Kale, Dy. Director, Dept of Tourism and Gavin Dias, GM-GTDC were also present at this event.
This year’s GITM would be bigger than the previous year as it is expected that more than 125 international buyers from the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Scandinavian, Baltic’s, CIS, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Bulgaria, Israel, Jordan, UAE, Middle East, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia; will participate in the event.
The event is also highly praised on the domestic front with over 150 buyers confirming their participation. GITM is also backed nicely by renowned associations in the industry like TTAG, TAAI, TAFI, ADYOI, ATTOI and IATO. There would be international media, with around 25 Bloggers as well as around 35 domestic media from travel trade covering the event.
The main aim of GITM 2019 is to serve as a platform for face-to-face networking among travel trade, hoteliers and other stakeholders from Goa with leading travel agents and operators from India and abroad.