TTF, part of India’s oldest and largest travel show network, opened today at Elaan Convention Center, J P Nagar, Bengaluru, where over 180 participants have set up colourful pavilions to woo travel trade and travellers from the city.
Seeing a healthy 30% growth in the exhibition area booked and the number of exhibitors, TTF Bengaluru indicates a strong business season ahead for the travel industry.
Participants from five Countries and 21 Indian States & Union Territories have come to sell at TTF Bengaluru. These include state tourism boards, national tourist offices, hoteliers, airlines, tour operators and travel agents, online travel companies, railways, cruises and other travel marketers.
Host State Karnataka is geared up to showcase its top destinations, tourism products, projects and initiatives in a big way. Karnataka Tourism has a large and colourful pavilion, with private sector operators as co-exhibitors.
Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh are the Partner States for the event whereas Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir, Goa, Punjab, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar are the Feature States.
The Partner Country for TTF Bengaluru is Nepal, while GoAir is the Partner Airline.
Country representations at Bengaluru include operators from Singapore, Thailand and Russia, eyeing the lucrative outbound market from Southern India.
TTF Bengaluru is also having participation from Haryana, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh as well as by India Tourism.
Some of the other noteworthy participants are India B2B Solutions, Sunrise Travel Port Pvt Ltd, Southern Travels Pvt Ltd, ITDC, Vythiri Resort, Itzcash, Blue Star Air Travel Services (I) Pvt Ltd, Trip To Temples and many more.
Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, Fairfest Media Limited (organiser of TTF and Publisher of Travel News Digest), commented, “TTF Bengaluru provides an important opportunity to be present in a hugely strategic market of South India. For the city’s travel trade, TTF is an opportunity to network and transact business with national and international exhibitors.”
Of the three days of the event, first half of the show (i.e. from Friday to Saturday till 2 pm) is reserved for the travel trade, after which it is open to public (i.e. from Saturday afternoon till Sunday evening).
To enhance and showcase their respective offerings, aside from attractive and elegant stalls, participating states and countries at TTF Bengaluru are making cultural presentations to attract and give visitors a glimpse of their destinations.
TTF is supported by Incredible India, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI), IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) and SKAL.
Fairfest Media Limited, organiser of TTF & OTM shows, is a member of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI).
Travel News Digest is the official trade publication of TTF.