Kerala Travel Mart at Kochi

Kerala Travel Mart, one of the biggest B2B meet in tourism, for the promotion of exclusive Kerala, India started on 18 September 2014 at Samudrika Convention Centre, Willingdon Island, Kochi, Kerala .  According to the officials of KTM, a total number of 282 international delegates, including media persons and travel writers and 938 domestic delegates are participating in the 3 day event.  The activities of the stakeholders of the responsible tourism initiatives from different parts of Kerala showcased a village theme at the venue, which captured widespread interest and attention. A seminar on the Heritage destination Muziris was also held on the first day, as part of the event.

The distinctive feature of this edition of KTM is the participation from relatively new markets for Kerala, like Australia, South Africa,  Malaysia and a strong presence from Scandinavia, Netherlands, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin American countries right from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. However the major participation is from UK, Spain, Germany France and Russia.

There are about 245 Sellers’/Exhibitors from different categories like Hotels & Resorts, Tour operators & DMCs, Homestays, Houseboat operators, Ayurveda Resorts, Ayurveda Centres, Hotel Management consultants, Adventure tour operators,  Farm stays, Tourism associations, Tourism technology providers, Event managers,  Amusement Parks, Convention Centres, Private Museums, Speciality hospitals etc.               

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy officially inaugurated KTM 2014 on 17 Sept 2014 evening, in a function held at Le Meridien, Kochi. The evening was rich with cultural programmes showcasing the varied art forms of Kerala.  The event will conclude on 20 Sept 2014.
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