Tourism Investment  Potential  in Goa well showcased at GITM  2019: Two day prestigious event for buyers and  sellers opens today

After  a grand  inauguration  of  the  Goa International  Travel Mart at Arpora on 23rd October 2019,  curtains  rose on the  two day  prestigious GITM exhibition for buyers and  sellers at the  Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium, Taleigao, Goa.

The Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister  of Goa,  Mr.  Manohar  Ajgaonkar  today  inaugurated the exhibition which  kick- started  elaborate sessions  for  travel companies, hoteliers,  those  engaged in Eco Tourism, Adventure, Wildlife, Nightlife, Event Managers, Wedding Planners Wellness and other leisure enterprises, showcasing the tourism investment potential in the state.

A total of 93 attractive pavilions  were  bustling with activity on Day 2 of  the GITM  2019  with 110 international buyers from 40 countries namely  USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary,  Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Bulgaria, Israel, Jordan, UAE, Middle East, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia participating  at the event. Over  150 domestic buyers  are also in attendance. This year, GITM is well supported by renowned associations in the industry like TTAG, TAAI, TAFI, ADYOI, ATTOI and IATO.

A press conference  was organized   today for hosted International media comprising  of  around  25 Bloggers  as well as  around 35 Domestic media from travel trade.  The main aim behind 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. GITM  has  also reached out to Trade Associations/National Travel Organizations,  Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Hotels and Resorts, Adventure Tour Operators, Spice Plantations etc. Apart from showcasing the tourism investment opportunities and potential in Goa, this event is also promoting  varioussegments  of Goa that reflect the multi-dimensional facets of the state.

A special Goa Pavilion showcasing  festivals and nightlife, beaches, heritage trails, UNESCO Heritage sites, Wildlife, Medical tourism, Monsoon tourism, MICE, Wedding Destination, Religious Tourism, 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 was  a big attraction.

On Wednesday evening,  the Hon’ble  Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant at the GITM  spelt out plans  of promoting  Wellness tourism and  Hinterland  tourism  in a big way  in Goa. Speaking at the inaugural function  of GITM   at Arpora, Dr.  Sawant   reiterated  Goa government’s commitment   on   providing  safety and security for  tourists in Goa.  He said that the government was  looking at boosting  the tourism sector  in the  state through investments   which will go a  long way  in developing  Goa as a world class tourism destination.