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.