ETW STAFF – Mumbai
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) with the support of Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) will organise the Great Domestic Tourism Bazaar (GDTB) from August 24-25, 2012 at Federation House, New Delhi. The event is likely to be inaugurated by Subodh Kant Sahai, union minister for tourism. The first ever domestic tourism conclave was successfully held on August 10, 2011 in New Delhi and inaugurated by Sahai. Digambar Kamat, chief minister, Goa was the guest of honour. The conclave was well attended by around 400 tour operators, travel agents, hoteliers, airlines, other members of the tourism fraternity of India as well as representatives from the state governments. Around 560 pre-scheduled and on-the-spot B2B meetings were successfully held between the sellers and buyers during the B2B session. The domestic tourism conclave has upgraded itself to GDTB..
The highlights of the GDTB 2012 will include: Brainstorming at the two plenary sessions; Plenary Session I: with policy makers and corporate stakeholders: Domestic tourism and its due share; Plenary Session II: Innovation – road to success; pre-scheduled B2B meetings and on the spot B2C meetings; inviting direct consumers in large numbers for B2C meeting with the sellers.