Published on : Tuesday, August 26, 2014
TTF Ahmedabad 2014 ended on a high note with a bumper response of 11,179 visitors – 20% more than the 10,103 who visited last year. Vindicating the decision to have two full days reserved for B2B, over 4,064 travel trade visitors attended the show, a spectacular 25% increase over last year.
Even the number of general visitors at 7,115 did show an increase, albeit a moderate one, though this time the show was open for general visitors only for one day.
India’s oldest and the largest network of travel & tourism fairs that every year brings together the Indian and global travel industry under one roof in 10 cities, TTF is now celebrating 25 years of successful leadership and service to the travel industry. Next weekend, TTF takes place in Surat (Aug 29, 30 31) at Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Sarsana.
Inaugurating the fair Vipul Mitra, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Gujarat told the media, “TTF is doing a great job in promoting tourism and bringing in the buyers and sellers together by providing the platform to transit business in the field of travel and tourism. Ahmedabad and Surat are strong markets. I would like more TTFs in Gujarat in other cities as well. With such a wonderful response, every year TTF keeps increasing in size and it is great to carry on the show for 25 years.”
Basanta Raj Kumar, Executive Director, Punjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB) launched a book titled Experience Punjab On The Road at the Punjab Tourism booth of TTF. “It is a huge opportunity for Punjab Tourism to be associated with the activities of TTF and collaborate with them to utilise the right kind of opportunities to connect with the larger global audience. We are increasing our participation in Western India and have added cities like Surat and Pune where we did not exhibit earlier. It is all due to the great response we are getting at the TTFs.”
Chandana Khan, Special Chief Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Tourism commented, “We are here to allure the travel-savvy Gujarati tourists. TTF has become a standard default instrument for marketing the travel and tourism products and promotions thereof. It is wonderful that TTF is celebrating 25 years and Andhra Pradesh Tourism congratulates TTF for its professional success.”
Telangana Tourism and West Bengal Tourism conducted two road shows for the travel trade and media. With the introduction of the brand new state to the Gujarati travel trade, Sumit Singh, Joint Managing Director, Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation thanked TTF for the right kind of platform it provides to the travel trade operators. “A lot of popular destinations are now in Telangana, people need to know that. Information about the facilities we are providing from Telangana Tourism, not only in leisure tourism, but also in Business Travel and Mice need to be disseminated and TTF is the best platform for that.”