Over 200 national and international buyers and around 100 exhibitors of distinct Indian markets are expected to participate in the mart, informed Hari Ranjan Rao, Secretary, Tourism and Public Service Management and Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. With the theme Seek-Discover-Explore, the mart will offer a B2B platform to bring together tourism stakeholders and representatives from heritage hotels, conference venues, tour operators, wildlife parks, etc.
The mart is supported by various trade organisations like ADTOI, ATTOI, IATO, FAITH, TAAI and TAFI. Rao informed that this year, the number of attendees to the mart is expected to cross over nine crore. International participants attending the show include representatives from Singapore, Spain, the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Thailand, Poland, Austria, Australia, France, etc. Rao said, “The travel mart is an opportunity in which the tourism aspects of the state and the policies and schemes are conveyed to the investors.”