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State All Set For GITM

Goa is gearing up for the state’s biggest industry event, the Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) 2011 scheduled to be held between 21st to 23rd October at Grand Hyatt Goa. This year’s event is based on the theme ‘Refresh Goa’.

Goa Tourism on Friday announced its partners which include Le Passage to India, Kuoni Travels, Air India, Grand Hyatt and Tourism Authority of Thailand among others.

GITM is jointly promoted by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and the state department of tourism, India Tourism, Travel & Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) and Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

So far, Over 200 buyers have registered for the event and the number is expected to increase to over 1500 buyers over the next few weeks. Leading industry leaders including Amitabh Kant, the mastermind behind the Incredible India campaign and Rajiv Duggal, MD, Kuoni India will be speakers at the event among others.  

This year GITM will have participation from 18 countries and tourism bodies including the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) have confirmed participants at GITM 2011.

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