Goa Tourism set to organize the grandest B2B travel networking event in Goa

The event will be held from April 2 to 4, featuring big names across the travel and hospitality industries
Panjim, February 14, 2014: The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from April 2 to 4, 2014 at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao. This prestigious B2B event promises to bring together travel companies, hoteliers, State Tourism Boards and other leisure enterprises under one roof to showcase the tourism investment potential in the state. 
This year’s GITM is on a larger scale than the previous year as it is expected that over 125 international buyers from USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, Argentina; will fly down to take part in the event. The event is also highly regarded on the domestic front with over 150 buyers confirming their participation. GITM is also well supported by renowned associations in the industry like TTAG, TAAI, TAFI, ADTOI, ATTOI , & IATO. 
The main aim behind GITM 2014 is to serve as a platform for face-to-face networking among travel-trade, hoteliers and other stakeholders from Goa with leading travel agents from India and abroad. GITM will also reach out to State Tourism Board, District Tourism Centres, Trade Associations/ National Travel Organizations, Airlines,Travel Agents & Tour Operators ,Hotels & Resorts, Adventure Tour Operators, Spice Plantations, Casinos etc.
Apart from showcasing the tourism investment opportunities and potential in Goa, this event will also serve as a platform to promote various facets of Goa that reflect the multi-dimensional facets of the state. A special Goa Pavilion will be created to showcase festivals and nightlife, beaches, heritage trails, UNESCO Heritage sites, Wild life, Medical tourism, Monsoon tourism, MICE, Wedding Destination, Spice Farms and Adventure.  Elements like promotion and conservation of heritage, arts, crafts, endorsement of hinterland tourism, exhibiting the state’s rich culture and heritage will also be incorporated. 
GITM 2014 has received an overwhelming response for participation already and apart from travel industry professionals there will also be representation from those who organize niche tours, leisure activities, MICE operators, event managers, prominent travel writers and columnists. Those who have registered for the event receive a host of benefits like pre-scheduled, guaranteed appointments, airfare, accommodation, ground transportation and also FAM tours in association with Goa Tourism. Hotel visits for hosted buyers will also be arranged. Travel Agents and tour operators on a non hosted basis will also be invited to participate.
Keeping in mind B2B visitors’and exhibitors’ need to have information at their fingertips, Goa Tourism has also launched a GITM mobile app loaded with interesting features that will allow them to effectively plan their time at the travel event. This app has been developed by Big Blue Road India Pvt. Ltd. [www.bigblueroad.com] and is easily accessible via the Google Play Store.To download it onto your Android smart phone: search “Goa International Travel Mart” on Google Play Store.