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India’s leading travel trade shows dates announced

NEW DELHI, June 18, 2018

Fairfest Media, India’s leading travel media organisation, has announced its travel trade show calendar for the year 2019.

OTM Mumbai 2019
OTM, which won an accolade as the leading travel trade show in India (on the basis of largest number of participants among travel trade shows in India), will be held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, from January 23 to 25, 2019.

With over 50 countries in OTM 2018, it is also the most international travel trade show in India.

There are several new features announced for the OTM 2019, one of the most prominent being Cine Locales, India's premier marketplace connecting commercial, film and television professionals to global destinations and locations. It will have interactive sessions with film and TV producers.

OTM 2018 hosted a lively panel discussion by Film Tourism Consortium, curated by Globe Hoppers and represented by top producers like Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions and Viacom. It brought to the forefront the challenges film producers face and how to make it easier for them to shoot a film in India and abroad. Another session by DoNER comprised on promoting tourism to the eight beautiful and scenic landscapes of the North East - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

In OTM 2019, a larger area for Cine Locales will highlight global film destinations and producers from all over India will be invited to attend.

Sessions on travel technology provide important knowledge sharing platforms at the OTM. Thought-provoking session by Phocuswright and TravHQ were instant hits at OTM 2018. These will be continued with even greater vigour in 2019, in addition to specialised tracks for wedding planners and travel bloggers.

OTM 2019 targets to draw over 1,000 hosted buyers and more than 15,000 trade visitors from all over India. It has been traditionally strong in the West and South India, which is 60 per cent of the all Indian market. In OTM 2019, it is planned to host 500 hand-picked buyers from Delhi and North India. 

According to the organisers, OTM wishes to emerge as the ‘one’ show of India that cannot be missed. Expanding on its theme ‘From Mumbai to the World’, OTM 2019 is all set to retain its lead in not only India but entire Asia Pacific region, the organisers remarked. 

BLTM Delhi 2019
BLTM Delhi is timed strategically a couple of days ahead of OTM Mumbai, to make it easier for the international participants to attend both the shows in one go.

BLTM Delhi has emerged as India's leading travel mart focused strictly on business, Mice and luxury travel. It moved from Hyatt Gurgaon to a larger venue in Delhi - Leela Ambience Convention Hotel.

BLTM 2019 will be held from January 18 to 19, 2019.  A total of 300 hosted buyers including 100 buyers from across the world and 200 Indian buyers of Mice travel will put up with 200 marque sellers, at Delhi’s Leela Ambience Convention Hotel.

The addition of 100+ international hosted buyers will position BLTM as also the leading travel mart catering to ‘inbound’ segment - an underserved market.

BLTM Delhi in 2017 received participation of more than 150 exhibitors (from 11 countries and 13 Indian states) and over 250 hosted buyers and 500+ qualified travel trade visitors attended the show.

The line-up of these two travel shows is the widest in terms of content and geographical location of the shows, covering all the major source market. This earns the organisers Fairfest Media the distinction of being the largest travel trade media company in India and Asia Pacific. - TradeArabia News Service

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