Published on : Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The Tourism Department of Karnataka will hold the ‘Karnataka International Travel Expo’ (KITE) from February 28 to March 2, as part of its efforts to improve the State’s visibility in the tourism market. The inaugural expo is being touted as the “largest B2B travel event in India”, and it will provide a platform for over 400 registered buyers and media representatives from over 25 countries.
The government of Karnataka aims to attract over 1,000 delegates and facilitate around 10,000 meetings during the three-day event. Karnataka has hosted a lot of big events recently, including a Pacific Asia Travel Association event.
Making the announcement on KITE on Tuesday, Priyank Kharge, Minister for Tourism, IT and BT, said that the event would provide impetus to inbound travel and tourism and enhance the marketing efforts of Karnataka Tourism for promoting destinations in the State.
The Expo will have an exclusive ‘Karnataka Pavilion’ besides having trade and hospitality associations such as the Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India, India Association of Tour Operators, and Karnataka Tourism Forum on board. More than 15 tourism segments, such as adventure and wildlife, business travel, pilgrimage, world heritage sites, and festivals of Karnataka, will be featured in the event. The programme will be held from February 28 to March 2 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.