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2016- Host Destination

Message from Minister

A cooperative effort of promoting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as a single tourist destination, the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is an annual gathering that brings together the member countries of the ASEAN to discuss innovations, trends, and developments in the tourism industry and facilitate joint policy formulations to accelerate the growth of the region’s tourism. 

Most people describe the countries in our region as "fiercely competitive." But upon closer look, one realizes that the more the countries of ASEAN compete, the more that we all tend to gravitate towards growth. Our region is characterized by coopetition—a cooperative, collaborative decision by all players to compete with each other so that the world will choose the region before choosing the country. Our countries become, in very real terms, each other’s value extension—we become each other’s developing markets. And to make this development last for our children, we have to make certain that we are mindful of the social and environmental context that our region’s growth exists in.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is, therefore, honored and proud of the Philippines' hosting of ATF 2016. With the theme, One Community for Sustainability, the 35th edition of this forum will launch the new ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP) 2016 – 2020, which will work towards not only the development and growth of the region’s tourism, but also in ensuring that this growth is grounded on responsible, sustainable, and inclusive tourism.

To all the delegates, we welcome you to our home, the Philippines. We hope that, beyond the conference walls of this meeting, you experience our country in different ways—from our diverse natural wonders to our rich cultural heritage and the warmth of the Filipino people. And while this forum will allow for the exchange of ideas for the progress of our economies, we also hope that these meetings will build stronger friendships between our nations.

Thank you, and Mabuhay!

Secretary of Tourism

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 

The PATA India Chapter was established in 1974 with a handful of members. It has grown to include 236 members and is one of the most dynamic Chapters in the Asia Pacific region today. With major support from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India which is the main and largest PATA India member organization, the Chapter includes State Tourism Boards, Carriers, Hotels, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Service Providers and other travel-related companies.

 The Chapter is proactive and responsive to the needs and requirements of the local industry and global interests. The PATA India Chapter enhances interactivity within the business and trade eco-system through its events and activities that are planned and executed keeping in mind domestic and global business trends. The Chapter has excellent relations and works towards a collaborative common vision with other trade bodies such as TAAI, IATO, ADTOI, ATOAI, HAI, FHRAI, TAFI, WTTC and Domestic Tour Operators.

 PATA publications, information and intelligence are made available to members, and developmental and networking events are planned through the year. Chapter membership is distinct from PATA membership and provides industry professionals the advantage of direct involvement in promotional and learning activities.

An Executive Committee (EC) spearheads strategy and advocacy. The EC is made up of members from within the industry. The office of the Chairman is held by the Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of India. Other office bearers are elected from within the Committee, for a term of two years.

PATA India operations are handled by the Executive Director of the PATA India Chapter.



Roadshow in the USA - 18th to 25th June, 2014

PATA India Chapter and Ministry of Tourism had organized a Road Show from 18th - 25th June,2014 to United states of America covering New York, Boston, Los Angeles & San Francisco. The Road Shows fulfilled the need for renewed information on incredible india as well as a interactive buyer seller meets in each city. PATA Chapters in each of these cities were very supportive of this initiative and enthusiastically encouraged their membership to participate in this joint initiative.

21 bespoke travel & tourism suppliers from India participated in this Road Show series. This included 16 tour operators / DMCs, 3 leading hotel chains from India A River Cruise Co. and Indian Railways. In terms of buyer attendants a total of 215 buyers from 157 travel industries organization based in the US attended our Road Shows.

We were privileged to have Mr. Scott Supernaw, Chairman, Pata Executive Committee to attend our Roadshow in New York and addressed the gathering. The Indian Counsel General in New York also addressed the Tour operators and assured them of complete cooperation in supporting tourism to india as well as issuance of tourist visas.

Mr. Anil Oraw, Director Tourism – Canada; Mrs. Meenakshi Vashisht Assistant Director Tourism, New York and Mrs. Sandhya Haridas, Assistant Director Tourism Los Angele, represented the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and were actively engaged in facilitating the entire program. Their unflinching support towards coordinating excellent arrangements across USA was exemplary. Without their active involvement the Road Shows could not have been a grand success.

Participating Buyers also enjoyed a bonanza of 24 air tickets to India backed by Holiday packages, distributed through a lucky draw. While the tickets were provided by the Ministry Of Tourism, the holiday packages were offer by Indian suppliers.

PATA India Chapter conducted a training programme on “Effective Business Proposals” on 02 May, 2014 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery Management - 24th February, 2014


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South Asia's Leading B2B Travel & Tourism Event (SATTE), New Delhi

29-31 January 2016
Pragati Maidan , New Delhi

SATTE charters growth path for Indian Travel and Tourism Industry

Hailed as the region’s biggest show, SATTE 2015, organised from 29-31 January, recorded an unprecedented growth breaking all previous records. The 22nd edition of SATTE concluded amidst record growth notching an increase of over 15 per cent in terms of the show area and a staggering 50% increase in business visitors/business meeting requests.

Amidst massive industry response, the show attracted more than 750 exhibitors that included 35 National Tourist Offices, 26 State Tourism Boards from India, airlines, hotels, DMCs, cruise liners and the entire other gamut of travel and tourism suppliers showcasing their incredible range of products to more than 16,234 travel trade attendees, including pre-registered and hosted Indian and international buyers.

Spread over a massive 17,500 sq mt of area in New Delhi’s exhibition landmark, Pragati Maidan, the 22nd edition of SATTE was a testimony to the enormous mandate that the global travel and tourism industry gave to the Indian market as the show was hailed by the United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as “the biggest event and leading networking forum in the region.”

Welcoming the guests and dignitaries at the opening function of SATTE 2015, Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia said, “Being a composite travel and tourism show in this part of the region, SATTE provides a platform to domestic and international buyers and professionals across the travel and tourism industry. So it is very important that we have with us here many international buyers hosted by the industry here and by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.” He also added that UBM is proud to be partnering with the Ministry of Tourism. It has been a tremendous interaction between the company and the Ministry over many years now.

Joji George, Managing Director, UBM India shared the key highlights of the exhibition this year and thanked the industry partners and Government for their support in making the event in India. “There are events. Then there is SATTE!” he said.

Lauding the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, for helping SATTE 2015 with the hosted buyer programme, George stated, “Government of India, all the major travel and tourism associations, State Tourism Boards, National Tourism Offices of more than 35 countries, hotels, airlines, cruise liners, theme parks and of course the UNWTO have all contributed in giving SATTE a great start. We hope to come back with SATTE 2016, even bigger, brighter and provide a great opportunity to all of you from the entire travel and tourism ecosystem to converse and create great alliances and opportunities.”

Congratulating UBM for the commendable job in making SATTE what it is, Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India said, “With a 15 per cent growth and 750 plus exhibitors and 26 State Governments also being present here, SATTE definitely has become a landmark event in South Asia.” The Additional Secretary wished that SATTE grows much faster in the coming years and it becomes a big global event.

“Year 2014 has been a historical year for the Indian tourism industry. For the first time the central government has given it the due importance and priority. Every time the Prime Minister speaks on a public forum, he never forgets to mention the potential of the tourism industry. This clearly shows where tourism stands in the minds of the people who are running the country. And it is not only reflected in the policies. It is also getting translated into action, such as the Tourist Visa on Arrival supported by ETA, among other initiatives,” he said.

Shankar informed that, in 2014, India recorded a growth of 7.1 per cent in inbound arrival with the overall figure reaching 7.5 million arrivals to the country. On domestic front, the number grew at 9.5 per cent to a staggering 1.2 billion visits.

He also used the platform to inform the industry about some of the new initiatives by the Government on various fronts, including international and domestic air connectivity, tourist visa on arrival, inter-ministerial coordination, new tourism circuits, infrastructure development at pilgrimage destinations, security perception, cleanliness, 24*7 tourist helpline numbers, a state-of-the-art and more tourist friendly website, a closer working relationship and synergy with industry bodies, among others.

In an audio visual message delivered on the occasion, Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO lauded SATTE for its continuous growth year after year. He said, “Today’s SATTE is the biggest event and leading networking forum in the region.” 

Underlining the role of events like SATTE in growing international tourism and developing new source markets and destinations, he informed, “South Asia is a leading sub-region in tourism development with India at its forefront. International tourist arrivals reached 16 million in 2013 with a growth of 10 per cent growth over the previous year. India accounted for 44 per cent of its arrivals and 75 per cent of its receipts. Today’s India is not only a powerful economy and technological giant; it is also a global tourism powerhouse.”

Rifai also used the occasion to red-flag concerns such as sustainability. “Tourism’s progress is synonymous with economic growth, job creation and inclusive social development. Yet tourism’s success also underlines the great challenge of sustainability. We need to all work together to ensure that tourism growth and the protection of our natural and cultural heritage grow hand in hand. Sustainability is also a great opportunity. Sustainable tourism boosts tourism contribution to socio-economic growth, job creation and the transformation to inclusive economy,” he emphasised.

While making a strong pitch for the Philippines as a destination tailor-made for Indians, Ramon R. Jimenez JR., Tourism Secretary, Philippines said, “It gives me a great pleasure to invite you this year in particular to the Philippines because this year has been declared as the ‘Visit Philippines year 2015.’ I urge you to look very closely at what we have to offer. We hope to transform tourism to primary seven units for the Philippines that can help create new jobs and opportunities.”

Tse Heng Sai, Cecilia, Deputy Director, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), while highlighting Macau’s various tourist attractions including its heritage and legacy, culture, food, world class entertainment events and gaming, said that Macau is a tourism city and treasures and values tourism as an industry. Cecilia also informed that Macau will increase its marketing efforts in India in a significant way this year and has appointed VFS as its representative office in India. Macau was the ‘Feature Destination Partner’ at SATTE 2015.

Congratulating SATTE for putting up a bigger and a better show, the Odisha Tourism Minister, Ashok Chandra Panda, reminded of the great maritime and cultural connect that Odisha has shared with the South East Asian countries over thousands of years. Panda also used the occasion to point out the poor connectivity to Eastern States, and hoped that the Central Government’s recent Look East thrust will bring in improved connectivity between Odisha and South East Asian countries.

Highlighting SATTE’s catalysing role that the event has played over the last two decades, Subhash Goyal, President, IATO, whose association with SATTE dates back to the event’s inception, said, “22 years ago we had a dream. We wanted to have a show in India particularly for those who could not afford to go to international marts. We conceived an idea and were also supported by Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and others for this event. And I am very happy that SATTE has come of age. It is an excellent event for the buyers and sellers. It has grown into a world event. I feel that SATTE is doing a great service to the tourism industry.” - Shayan Mallick

Highlights of SATTE 2015

  • Over 650 participants from over 35 countries and 26 Indian states
  • 16234 travel trade attendees – an increase of 50% over last year
  • Supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Incredible India, & UNWTO
  • Over 30 international and 25 domestic tourism boards
  • New participation by Swedavia- Sweden Airports, Mexico Tourism, Philippines, and Central Asia, Bihar, & Chandigarh Tourism

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Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) '16
About the Event 

GITB'16 would once again be the intensive and sharp focus on Inbound Tourism and Buyer - Seller Meet spread over two days. It shall result in significant transacting and capitalizing of business opportunities between International buyers and Indian sellers. Over 2000 delegates from India and abroad are expected to attend GITB 2015. It will be instrumental in putting tourist destinations in India on the itineraries of the foreign buyers. The 'Incredible India' campaign of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the relentless efforts by the state governments to promote tourism and the strategically crafted endeavours by the tourism fraternity of India in the corporate sector have given the desired thrust to the tourism industry in India.

Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will co-organizing the 9th Great Indian Travel Bazaar, April 17-19, 2016, JECC, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Leading national and regional associations like Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO) are supporting the event.


The objective of this event is to reinforce India as a world-class tourism destination, opportunity to interact with foreign buyers, registered Indian sellers, policy makers, investors, members of the media and make a business sense out of The Great Indian Travel Bazaar '16.

1. Exclusive focus on Inbound Tourism.

2. Congregation of around 270 foreign tour operators from across 50 countries under one roof.

3. An exhibition of over 253 booths to showcase and market the varied tourism products of India.

4. Over 500 key tourism product sellers from India.

5. Structured, organized, pre-fixed B2B meetings between registered Indian sellers and foreign buyers, spread over 2 days.


  • Power packed Inaugural session addressed by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • Buyer-Seller Meet: A structured, one-on-one, prefixed B2B meetings spread over 2 full days between foreign buyers and registered Indian sellers.
  • Exhibition: Opportunity for a 2-day mega expo for the registered Indian sellers to exclusively showcase their tourism products at their respective booths.
  • Website: All foreign buyer's and registered Indian seller's profile will be featured on the website for online requests to prefix B2B meetings.
  • Post Conference Report
  • Partnership and branding opportunities for those in the business of tourism


  • Offer of hosted return economy international airfare from nearest boarding place to Delhi/Jaipur, return surface transfer to Jaipur from Delhi and accommodation on single room basis (with breakfast) from April 16-21 (noon), 2016 at Jaipur. This exclusive hospitality offer is on invitation, confirmed subsequent acceptance and on first come - first serve basis.
  • Business profiles will be uploaded on the website for prefixed meetings with registered Indian sellers. The foreign buyers in turn may choose their Indian sellers as the coordinates of the latter will also be on the website.
  • Invitation to hosted inaugural dinner, cultural evening and networking lunches.


You become a registered Indian Seller by taking up booth/booths at the Great Indian Travel Bazaar '16.

The Great Indian Travel Bazaar '16 offers a business-networking forum and a platform for interaction between the registered Indian sellers and foreign buyers - all under one roof.

Benefits for registered Indian sellers including partners:

  • Booth(s) at the exhibition to showcase tourism products.
  • Prefixed B2B meetings with the foreign buyers.
  • For partners only: Branding at the conference; partner's logo at all publicity campaigns, advertisements, e-flyers, brochure, website, articles in newspapers and travel magazines, announcements etc.
  • Invitation to hosted inaugural dinner.


1. International Tour Operators & Travel Agents
2. Indian Tour Operators & Travel Agents
3. Hotels, Resorts and Spa owners
4. Health Care Institutions, Investors and Financial Institutions
5. Key personnel from respected tourism bodies like IATO, HRAR, IHHA, RATO, TAAI, FHRAI, HAI, TAFI, ADTOI, ATOAI, other tourism organizations and state level tourism associations
6. Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
7. Government of Rajasthan
8. Other State Governments of India
9. Indian Railways
10. National and International Airlines
11. Cruise Liners & Road Transport Organizations
12. National and International Media
13 Members from Chambers of Commerce and Industry
14. National Tourism Organizations from key originating countries

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Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF)

TTF is India’s leading travel trade show network. Started in 1989, TTF covers eleven top domestic and outbound tourism markets of India – Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Guwahati and Goa. With a visitorship of over 186,000 and more than 2,500 exhibitors from 76 countries and 36 Indian states and UTs, TTF is the most trusted market leader in India.


TTF Hyderabad
July 24-26,2015

TTF Kolkata
July31-August 02,2015


TTF Ahmedabad
TTF Surat
September 18-20,2015

TTF -Mumbai
September 24-26,2015


TTF Pune
October 02-04,2015
October 09-11,2015
 TTF Guwahati
November 20-22,2015
TTF Chennai
January 08-10,2016
TTF Bangaluru
TTF New Delhi
February 12-14,2016
OTM Mumbai
February 18-20,2016


Market Potential

TTF is dedicated to following the globe’s latest travel and tourism trends, with a focus on serving the needs of its extensive B2B clientele. TTF presents an unparalleled marketing opportunity for exhibitors and is the best place for networking, face-to-face meetings, striking the deals of the future and building successful, steady business partnerships.

TTF is the ideal platform for the travel trade to meet, mix, and market – all under one roof. When it comes to business, nothing can beat the face-to-face marketing opportunity of TTF.

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Kerala Travel Mart (KTM)

Welcome to Kerala Travel Mart, the biennial event that showcases Kerala, Asia’s new age destination and India’s tourism Superbrand. 

KTM is the only tourism event in the sub-continent that brings together the business fraternity and entrepreneurs behind the tourism products and services of Kerala. 

It is today the largest gathering designed, planned and scheduled to facilitate meetings involving Buyers, Sellers, Media, Government Agencies and others. Besides Seminars, Press meets, Post Mart FAM Tours and cultural evenings, it gives the participant a first-hand experience of the destination. 

Launched in 2000 as KTM 2000, six very successful Marts were conducted over the last twelve years with the participation of Buyers from around 50 countries and other parts of India. Each Mart sees about 1000 selected Buyers who come into contact with around 300 Sellers. 

The ninth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart will be held from 28th to 30th September 2016 at Samudrika Convention Centre, W. Island, Cochin. The inaugural ceremony will be on 27th September 2016 at Le Meridien Convention Centre, Cochin.

The pre-registration for Buyers & Media personnel begins on 05th January, 2016.

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Rajasthan Tourism 

Dear visitor,

Welcome to my Rajasthan, fascinating Rajasthan.

This land is a colourful melange of massive forts, stunning palaces, diverse cultures, delectable cuisines and warm people, set amidst a rugged yet inviting landscape.

It is a land that has inspired me and countless others. Come tread on the sands of time. In Rajasthan you will find every hue in Nature's grand palette - the red sands, the blue of royalty, the pink cities or the amber sunsets. Surrender yourself to the sounds of trinkets or the sounds of the all conquering wind. Sight and sounds that are far removed from any city. Sights and sounds that will transport you into a folk lore.

Music, art and dance is woven into every inch of this land I call paradise. You will find it carved in every grain of sand. Here you will find the past, the present and the future. You will find passion. You will find adventure. And you will find yourself.

Come, walk into the unforgettable embrace of my Rajasthan.

Vasundhara Raje,
The Hon'ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan

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