The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) will be held from October 23 – 25, 2019, at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Stadium at Taleigao. The Mart promises to bring together travel companies, hoteliers, Eco Tourism, Adventure, Wildlife, Nightlife, Event Managers, Wedding Planners Wellness and other leisure enterprises under one roof to showcase the tourism investment potential in the state.
Addressing a press conference, J . Ashok Kumar, Secretary for Tourism, Govt. of Goa said “We are very happy that Goa Tourism is organizing the third edition of GITM in October this year. The first two editions in 2011 and 2014 had received a good response then and this year the event promises to be bigger and better. When the entire global economy is focused on tourism as a key industry and tourists’ thirst to explore and experience continues to grow, events like GITM serve as an ideal platform for stakeholders to engage in dialogue, business opportunities to improve, innovate and initiate. I wish GITM 2019 the very best with the assistance and co-operation of all tourism stakeholders.”
This year’s GITM is on a larger scale than the previous year as it as expected that over 125 international buyers from USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Scandinavian, Baltic’s, CIS, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Bulgaria, Israel, Jordan, UAE, Middle East, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia; will fly down to take part in the event. The event is also highly regarded on the domestic front with over 150 buyers confirming their participation. GITM is also well supported by renowned associations in the industry like TTAG, TAAI, TAFI, ADYOI, ATTOI and IATO.
In attendance will also feature International media, around 25 Bloggers as well as around 35 domestic media from travel trade to cover the event.