The fourth edition of the Gujarat Travel Mart (GTM) will be held at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center in Gandhinagar city from the 24th of June to 26th of June, 2014. The Department of Tourism, Government of Gujarat has recently made this announcement to inform everyone due to the rescheduling of the event. It was earlier scheduled to be held from 27th to 29th March, 2014 but due to elections it had to be postponed and will now happen in June.
GTM serves as a focal point for the local market as it brings together demand and supply professionals under one roof and serves as the largest trade exchange dedicated to Travel and Tourism industry in Gujarat. GTM was conceptualized with the purpose of being able to meet the needs of a buyer who requires the best suppliers with high credentials who are capable of providing the highest quality at reasonable prices.
The previous edition (3rd edition) was a great success as more than 250 buyers from over 30 countries made it to GTM which also saw participation from over 300 exhibitors from across the length and breadth of India. Over the past few years since its inception, Gujarat Travel Mart has seen an increase of 40 per cent in exhibitors showcasing their products at this event and more than 25 percent rise in buyers attending it.
The upcoming 2014 edition of GTM will include state tourism boards and trade associations from various transportation segments such as airlines, charters, railways, ground transporters, car rentals, shipping and cruise liners; travel agents, tour operators, MICE operators; technology providers such as online travel portals, hotel booking networks and property management systems; hotels, resorts; Health Tourism segments such as multi-specialty hospitals, Ayurveda, holistic medicine centres and health spas and Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism providers.
GTM allows one to one meetings, reduces the time spent searching and selecting the best suppliers and allows people to network, connect with each other therefore effectively establishing positive work contacts. It offers an opportunity to generate new contacts, build relationships with people from the industry.
The state of Gujarat is growing at a tremendous pace with investments pouring in from all directions, running into billions of dollars across various industry segments. Travel and Hospitality industry in the state has greatly benefitted from this as well. The Gujarat Travel Mart provides the perfect platform to engage with the prominent players in the market.