Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) Kolkata concluded successfully with over 315 participants from nine Countries and 27 Indian States and Union Territories over the three day show at Netaji Indoor Stadium and the adjacent Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. TTF is India’s oldest and largest travel trade show, which is now organised in nine cities annually. One of the biggest travel industry platforms in the country, TTF Kolkata was inaugurated by Chief Guest Goutam Deb, Tourism Minister of West Bengal, in the presence of A R Bardhan, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal; Jyotirmay Barman, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Preecha Kaensa, Consul General of Thailand in Kolkata; N Srivastava, MD and Commissioner, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd; Nikhil Desai, MD, Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd; Dr. Christina Z Chongthu, MD, Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd; Ujjwala Dali, Officiating Director- Tourism Marketing & Promotion, Nepal Tourism Board; and Sushma Chauhan, Director- Jammu, J&K Tourism.
While inaugurating the event, Goutam Deb, Tourism Minister, West Bengal, said, “I express my humble thanks to TTF for organising this beautiful edition of TTF in Kolkata. It is indeed a pleasure to see that as many as 315 participants have exhibited in a big way at TTF. The government of West Bengal has undertaken several measures to showcase the potential of the tourism sector.”
First half of the show was reserved for the travel trade, after which it was open to public. The three day travel trade show had brought together state tourism boards, national tourist offices, hoteliers, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, online travel companies, railways, cruises and other travel marketers under one roof.
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Rajasthan, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir were the Partner States for the event whereas Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were the Feature States.
Bangladesh and Nepal participated in a big way as the Partner Countries. Thailand was present as the Feature Country. TTF Kolkata was supported by India Tourism. Important exhibitors included Bodoland Tourism, Travstarz, Nicco Parks & Resorts, Vivada Corporations, IRCTC and many more.