Industry gears up for SATTE Mumbai West 2015

UBM India, organizer of South Asia’s leading travel trade show, SATTE, announced the launch of the 4th edition of SATTE Mumbai West, slated on August 18-19, 2015 at the World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
SATTE Mumbai West, catering primarily to the travel trade community of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa will see participation from national and international tourism boards, DMCs, travel agents and tour operators, airlines, OTAs, hotels and resorts and IT companies among others.

Niche product and service providers from the industry will also participate to connect with potential business aides and build stronger partnerships within the region through this platform.

The trade show will also showcase some of the latest destinations and offerings by key stakeholders. Key exhibitors include Rajasthan Tourism, Maharashtra Tourism, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism and Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Fiji, Uzbekistan Tourism, Neemrana Hotels, OyoRooms, ZO Rooms, Interglobe Aviation Ltd. (Indigo), Internet Moguls, Tea Estate India, Grade One Events, United Travels and Tours from Singapore, amongst others.

The show has been well received by the industry and supported by the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), The Association of Tourism Trade Organizations, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) and Travel Agents Association of Nasik.

Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India said, “India’s western region comprises of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and adjoining areas that receives over 10% domestic visits and 25% foreign visits, as per industry reports. Furthermore, Mumbai, apart from being the financial capital and the gateway to Western India, has emerged as the only Indian entry in the Asia Pacific to figure in the top 10 fast growing cities by international overnight visitors, according to the Global Destination Cities Index chart. As many as 4.75 million people have stayed overnight in Mumbai during the first half of this year which is likely to record the highest number of international visitors who stopped by in the city in the past five years. SATTE Mumbai West is aptly poised to offer ample opportunities to travel trade community to further push their business and tap the potential of this city and the region’s tourism market.”

The trade show is also marked by a conference, bringing together industry leaders to share their views on the potential, opportunities, challenges and trends pertaining to the travel, tourism and hospitality industry with focus on western India. The same will highlight Mumbai as an established outbound gateway and bring to the forefront, the emergence of tier II cities such as Surat, Nasik and Nagpur as major would be markets in the region.

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