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October 5, 2023 2:00 PM IST

Ministry of Tourism hosts grand inauguration for PATA travel mart 2023 in New Delhi

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 2023 was inaugurated on October 4th in New Delhi by the Ministry of Tourism. Mart 2023 is being held at New Delhi’s magnificent International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC), Pragati Maidan. The Mart will be held from October 4th to 6th, 2023, and will bring together tourism professionals and business stakeholders from all over the world. The physical version of the Travel Mart is back after a three-year interval due to the pandemic.

PATA Chairman Peter Semone praised the Ministry of Tourism for hosting the event. he stated that the Mart provides an opportunity for members to highlight unique places, create networks, learn, and socialise for delegates from all over the world, and for business to expand. He believes that travel for life is a terrific project that should be replicated around the world.

V. Vidyavati, Secretary of Tourism, stated on the occasion of Travel Mart has proven to be a medium for tourism in the Asia Pacific area. She stated that tourism is one of the greatest unifiers, and PATA recognizes this as an opportunity to learn from one another. She went on to say that the life mission inspired travel for life, which focuses on greener, cleaner, and more harmonious development of all tourism locations.

The PATA prestigious not-for-profit organization committed to responsible travel and tourism development in the Asia Pacific region, is hosting the highly anticipated PATA Travel Mart this year. The event, which takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, features an array of activities that promise to be both educational and immersive.

Among the key highlights are the prestigious PATA Gold Award, along with Youth meeting, and the enlightening PATA Forum on Sustainability. These activities offer insights into the latest industry trends and sustainable practices.

One of the standout features of this year’s event is the participation of India, with a designated pavilion at the PATA travel mart. this pavilion promises to provide an immersive experience showcasing India’s wide range of destinations, both renowned and lesser-known. State Governments from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Madhya Pradesh, along with ministries such as the Handlooms Development Commissioner, are actively participating, presenting a diverse range of products.

Despite being a strictly business-to-business (B2B) event, mart serves as a vital platform for unveiling a limitless products to a global audience. From wellness and adventure to heritage, culinary, and art and craft, visitors can explore a diverse gamut of offerings from different states.

As a global hub for tourism professionals, mart fosters interactions between international buyers and sellers, primarily from the Pacific Asia region. This event offers a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration, uniting exhibitors and attendees from various sectors, further enhancing the promotion of tourism in the Asia Pacific region.

Mart remains a symbol of excellence and Cooperation within the global tourism industry and continues to support the responsible development of travel and tourism across the Asia Pacific.

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