Ranked as the third wealthiest city in India (after Mumbai and Delhi), Kolkata has a unique tradition of taking domestic and outbound trips in large numbers especially during the puja holidays.
Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) has been serving as a platform for the huge travel market in Eastern India, since 1989, as the oldest and one of the biggest travel trade shows in the country.
TTF Kolkata is being held from 7 – 9th July, 2017 with a full-house show at the Netaji Indoor Stadium and Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. It will showcase 400 sellers from 28 states and 13 countries. The show has grown 10% in terms of number of participants and revenue, compared to last year.
24 States are participating in the TTF Kolkata, with their official pavilions. The biggest state pavilions include West Bengal as the Host State; Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh as Partner States. Kerala, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Andaman & Nicobar, Delhi and Jharkhand are participating as Feature States. There are also large number of participants from Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh
6 foreign countries have set up pavilions in TTF Kolkata, at the level of their National Tourism Organisations. SRI LANKA Tourism is participating for the first time, with a huge pavilion, with more than a dozen of hotels and operators from the country. Other foreign countries participating at the level of their National Tourism Organisations include BANGLADESH, CHINA, MACAO, NEPAL and THAILAND. Additionally, private sector participants from BHUTAN, CANADA, JAPAN, MYANMAR, UAE and USA have added feathers to the TTF this year.
” Tourism is emerging as a vital link between China and India, fuelled by an increasing level of bilateral trade, business and governmental cooperation between the two sides. TTF is a very good platform to promote China Tourism.” said Tian Xin, Director, China National Tourist Office, New Delhi