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The Great Indian Travel Bazaar '12

April 15-17, 2012 - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

As many as 255 foreign buyers representing 207 companies from over 55 countries interacted with 234 registered Indian enterprises in tourism from across the country and with state governments of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka,Maharashtra, Gujarat, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh who showcased their tourism products along with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the Great Indian Travel Bazaar '12 for three days.

The exhibition had 252 booths of 234 Indian sellers showcasing the diverse tourism portfolio of India. The B2B meetings held between foreign buyers and Indian sellers focused exclusively on Inbound Tourism. There were around 9043 structured, prefixed, formal as well as informal meetings successfully organized at the booths of the Indian Sellers over two days.

The Inaugural of GITB was held on April15,2012 at the Lalit, Jaipur. Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of India was the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries who graced the Inaugural Session were Smt. Bina Kak, Hon'ble Tourism Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Usha Sharma, Principal Secretary Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Mr R. V. Kanoria, President FICCI, Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee and C&MD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Mr Depak Deva Co-Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee and Mr SanJeet, Co –Chairman, FICCI Tourism Committee.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Smt. Bina Kak, Hon'ble Tourism Minister of Rajasthan, Smt. Usha Sharma, Principal Secretary Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Mr R.V. Kanoria, President, FICCI, Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson,FICCI Tourism Committee and Chairperson and Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group along with Mr Depak Deva Co-Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee and Mr SanJeet, Co –Chairman, FICCI Tourism Committee.

The FICCI-Evalueserve study on India Inbound, FICCI-Yes Bank study on E Tourism - Synergizing Travel and FICCI-Yes Bank study on Eco -Rural Tourism - Destination India were released by Kumari Selja, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism, Government of India at the Inaugural Session.

A grand Inaugural Cocktails and Dinner and network lunches, Sound and light show at Jantarmantar and Amber Fort and Post event Fam Tours of Rajasthan organized by Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO) were other highlights of the program.
The Great Indian Travel Bazaar '12 received exclusive coverage in regional, national and international media.