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Karnataka Tourism Forum organizes Travel-trade meets in Mumbai
  • June 2014

Karnataka Tourism Forum,Karnataka's biggest congregation of Tourism stakeholders present 'Destination Karnataka', a one-day Roadshow for the travel-trade in Mumbai on Friday, 13th June 2014 at 'The Hyatt Regency', Andheri.

‘The Roadshow will bring together several leading travel and hospitality partners and specialists from diverse destinations within Karnataka. The past road shows in Gujarat, Chennai and Pune have seen record participations and all have been a success. The Mumbai Roadshow, under one roof, will afford an opportunity for travel partners in Mumbai and Maharashtra to interact and do business with partners from tourism destinations of Karnataka under one roof.

The event will showcase important travel segments of adventure & Wildlife destinations, boutique hotels and resorts, Homestays, MICE hotspots, Spa and Wellness centres, luxury, Experiential travel and many more.’ Orange County Resorts, one of India's leading leisure & holiday experience brands will be the main sponsor for the Mumbai Roadshow.

Giving an insight on the Roadshow series, Sanjar Imam, Vice President of 'Karnataka Tourism Forum' said 'Drawing destination comparisons are clichéd and inconsequential. However, there has now been almost a chronic call for creating awareness of the ‘wholesomeness of Karnataka’ as a destination. Through a series of Road Shows across India over the past couple of years on a B2B platform, it has been KTF’s endeavour to acquaint tourism stake holders in other States with the myriad experiences that Karnataka offers the traveller. We are particularly excited about the next KTF Road Show in Mumbai and we will ensure it is our best one yet!

Mr. CB Ramkumar, President of Karnataka Tourism Forum added, ’until now, all our road shows have been Bangalore centric - hotels and TA’s from Bangalore. However as the Karnataka Tourism Forum, our interest is also to ensure that all other parts of Karnataka are also focussed upon as they are interesting tourism destinations with interesting tourism products. However some of these destinations are filled with players who are either too small, or are not sure of the benefits of attending the road shows. So to promote destinations and products that are unique to Karnataka, KTF has encouraged and incentivized participants from Mysore, Chikamagalur and Coorg Homestays.’

Karnataka Tourism Forum (KTF) is a registered non-profit organisation comprising tourism professionals and companies that are dedicated to make a meaningful contribution to improve tourism in Karnataka. KTF was founded in 2001 by a few keen stakeholders in tourism businesses that were eager to collectively take initiatives to improve tourism in the State. Now, in its rejuvenated avatar, KTF is a structured and proactive force that has taken upon itself to bring a radical change to tourism at large by way of global approach and dynamic endeavours.

 Varied wildlife, rich history, vivid culture, and majestic architecture. Karnataka is a destination of endless surprises for every breed of travellers - from the nature lover and adventurer to the incurable romantic.  Explore a living tapestry of nature, history, tradition and diversity. Experience the unforgettable mélange that is Karnataka.

Mumbai is an important centre of the gem trade and film industry Bollywood is a national institution. For many visitors, the city is only a point of arrival, a springboard for the south or the architectural glories of the north. An island connected by bridges to the mainland, Mumbai is the industrial hub of everything from textiles to petrochemicals, and responsible for half of India's foreign trade. With a population of 18 million and growing, Mumbai is India’s biggest market for Travel and Tourism products and Services as well.

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