Record 55,000 business meets to take place at Kerala Travel Mart on May 6, 7, and 8
Governor Arif Mohammad Khan will declare open the four-day Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), here on Thursday, setting the stage for the country’s biggest tourism event after two years of pandemic-induced lull. The paperless event is scheduled to take place on a 1.5 lakh sqft space at Willingdon Island and will feature 325 stalls.
There are 1,000 domestic buyers, while those from abroad will be around 240 from 69 countries. Charted for the event is a record 55,000 business meets on May 6, 7, and 8.
Industrialist M A Yusuff Ali will be the guest of honour. The opening session will see a sample show of the second edition of the IPL-modelled Champions Boat League, a water race being organized by Kerala Tourism.
Caravan and adventure tourism are some of the key attractions of KTM-2022, which will have delegates from 69 countries, besides buyers from 25 states within the country. Domestic buyers total 1,000, while those from abroad will be around 240.
According to KTM Society, president Baby Mathew, the paper-less event is scheduled to take place in a 1.5 lakh sqft space which will feature 325 stalls.
The KTM, which began in 2000, is aimed at showcasing the state’s strength in the tourism sector before a global audience which will see seminars on various topics led by officials, experts, and stakeholders.
Exhibitions on key tourism themes will be a major attraction of the mart being organized as a public-private partnership.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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