- China a partner country at this edition of the TTF walks away with best print promotional material award
- Delhi Tourism Minister Shree Kapil Mishra inaugurated TTF
- Farooq Ahmed Shah, IAS, Secretary tourism and Floriculture government of J&K also visited the three day fair
Tourism promotion campaigns from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Andaman, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Odisha walked away with some of the most coveted awards at the end of the three-day Travel and Tourism Fair that received a rousing response in the national capital.
The Group Participation Award was bagged by Himachal Pradesh Tourism, Andaman Tourism and South India Hotel and Restaurant Association. The most promising new destination award was given away to Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board for promoting Chaainsheel; Jharkhand Tourism for promoting Amadubi; and Regency Worldwide for promoting Russia and Odisha Tourism for promoting Similipal.
Among the other awardees were Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, India Tourism and Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, who were awarded with the Best Decorated Pavilion awards.
Around 4100 general visitors,along with 3200 trade visitors. From the pristine peaks of the Himalayas to the beautiful lagoons of the Indian Ocean, the huge potential of the countryâ€™s tourism sector was on full display at the three-day Travel and Tourism Fair.
Apart from Indian tourism industry, participants from a few foreign countries were also vying for a piece in the rapidly growing Indian tourists. China participated in a big way as the Partner Country showcasing its attractive tourist destinations. Country representations at New Delhi also included operators from Russia and Ethiopia, eyeing the lucrative outbound market from northern India.
Dignitaries such as Farooq Ahmed Shah, IAS, Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Government of Jammu and Kashmir; Manmohan Sadana, Regional Director (North), India Tourism Delhi; Pronab Sarkar, President, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO); P P Khanna, President, Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI); Capt. Swadesh Kumar, President, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI); Praveen Chugh, President, Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI); Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Travel Group attended the three-day event.
Domestic tourism within India is a huge and fastest growing market. In 2015,Indians took over a billion trips within India. TTF concentrates on this market said, Sanjiv Agarwal Chairman&CEO Fairfest Media Ltd.
Hogging major limelight this year are stalls from Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar.
TTF covers nine major markets annually viz Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Surat, and Pune. It is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Sports Authority of India (SAI).
Major travel trade organisations like Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI), SKAL International, Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA), SIHRA, IATO, ATOAI, ADTOI lend its support to the event.