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Biggest ever edition of TTF Kolkata kicks off at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan

India’s oldest travel trade show, Travel and Tourism Fair, Kolkata was inaugurated in the presence of dignitaries from India and abroad, wit...

India’s oldest travel trade show, Travel and Tourism Fair, Kolkata was inaugurated in the presence of dignitaries from India and abroad, with a panel discussion on the outlook for travel markets for India in the very important post-pandemic phase at the new look Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan on July 1. The fair is on till July 3.

“We are very happy to organise a full-fledged TTF after 2 years of the pandemic at a very new venue at Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan. This venue is much bigger and the intensity of the show is also as big as how it used to be in the pre-pandemic era. It is also significant that the travel industry is coming back to full health. The domestic travel and air passengers are more than it used to be in 2019 and the hotel occupancies have also increased. International travel is somewhat restricted but picking up very fast. We are expecting normalcy to come back in 2023. We are happy to see more than 200 participants from 20 Indian states and 3 foreign countries. We expect more than 10000 visitors to attend this grand show,” said Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, Fairfest Media Ltd.

First-time participation of Maldives as the Partner Country, with a large delegation of tour operators and hoteliers is testimony to the unabated spirit of Indian travellers that kept thronging the island nation throughout the pandemic, as it remained open with necessary precautions in place.

Repeat participation from Thailand as Feature Country and from private exhibitors from Nepal signify that short-haul destinations are becoming accessible faster to the Indian travellers, post pandemic.

Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka are there as Partner States and showcasing with the largest pavilions in the TTF, followed by Tamil Nadu as Focus State. Feature States include Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Jharkhand and Tripura. Private sector participants from all over India are also joining us at the show.

India Tourism too has a key presence at the show, showcasing all their campaigns and programmes such as ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.

TTF is the oldest and biggest network of travel trade shows in the country, covering 9 cities annually since 1989. In addition to Kolkata, it is organised in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat and Pune.

The travel trade is expected to revive and restart in large numbers, with new as well as existing partners. Eager travellers are turning up at the show to get the best deals and travel offers from all over India.


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