In New Delhi, South Asia’s Leading Travel and Tourism Event (SATTE) will take place from January 29 to 31 at Pragati Maidan and from February 3 to 4 at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai. SATTE will be spread over an area of 17,500 square metres gross at Delhi. SATTE will centre on bringing a significant number of buyers from India and across the world to render great business opportunities this year. Over the years, said that SATTE has become the most important exhibition for the Indian tourism industry Sajid Desai, Group Director, SATTE & Publisher – Travel Trends Today, UBM India Pvt. Ltd. The Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India, has authoritatively decided to expand its support to SATTE 2014 and for the first time has approved SATTE to use the implausible India logo, he educated.
The main objective of SATTE 2014 is to set up India as one of the most sought-after tourist spots on the global tourism map. To attain this goal, SATTE is running towards contribution a world-class networking platform to Indian and global tourism trade business. Desai added we are now determined to improve SATTE’s stature as a global tourism show and want local partners to reinforced ties with the global tourism fraternity.
Further, this year the improved buyer agenda at SATTE gives a profitable Pre-Scheduled Appointments (PSAs) classification that permits buyers to plan appointments, guarantying opportunities for global and regional senior-level consumers to source new destinations, travel products and amenities. The figure of SATTE India Conference has also been improved and they are expecting it to be much better in terms of content & form.
The National Tourism Offices (NTOs) of Abu Dhabi, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Argentina, Brand USA, Dubai, Kenya, Zambia, Mauritius, Indonesia, Malaysia, Seychelles, New Zealand, Fiji, Maldives, Nepal, Spain, Oman, Taiwan, VisitBritain, Thailand and Turkey will be present at SATTE as exhibitors.
Like preceding years, this year too SATTE will be given support by international organizations and leading bodies such as United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and Indian trade relations such as TAAI, TAFI, IATO, ADTOI, ATTOI, ETAA, OTOAI and IAAI.
SATTE 2013 had witnessed participation of 590 exhibitors from 35 countries and 23 Indian states Desai stated, who met, got involved and spoke with buyers and attendees from over 43 countries and 74 cities of India. With 7,419 unique competent buyers and sellers, apart from repeat buyers and unregistered walk-ins from all over India and abroad, SATTE 2013 inward 9,764 appointment requests from guests and exhibitors. It saw over 18 per cent augmentation in visitor’s attendance over 2012. Desai added, “Our goal is aligned with the industry’s goal. We are thankful to have support of the entire industry. We will continue to work towards making India’s tourism industry stronger,”