The Department of Tourism is going to organize the 12th edition of the Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) from April 23 to April 25 in Jaipur.
283 Tour Operators (FTOs) from 56 countries will participate in the Great Indian Travel Bazaar-12, along with state tourism board representatives from eight states of the country. The event is expected to host about 10,000 B2B meetings with foreign tour operators within two days.
On April 22, around 70 foreign tour operators, including representatives and ambassadors of G-20 countries, will be brought to Jaipur from New Delhi on Palace on Wheels, a luxury tourist train.
Principal Secretary of Government Gayatri Rathod highlighted the importance of events like GITB for promoting tourism and employment opportunities, and announced that the State Tourism Department would showcase the Palace on Wheels during the event.
According to Rathod, “Events like GITB are very important for all the units related to the tourism sector, including the immense possibilities and innovations hidden in Rajasthan tourism. Through such events, not only tourism is promoted, but the doors of employment also open.”
The event will begin on April 23 with a formal opening session of Great Indian Travel Bazaar-12 at Jai Mahal Palace at 6 pm, followed by B2B meetings with foreign tour operators on April 24 and 25 at the JECC Center in Sitapura. Apart from this, a panel discussion with the representatives and ambassadors of G-20 countries will also be held at Rambagh Palace on the morning of April 23.
A high-level meeting was held at Paryatan Bhavan, chaired by Gayatri Rathod. It was attended by officials from various departments and institutions, including Tourism Department, RTDC, Police Administration, Municipal Corporation (Heritage and Greater), Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam, Medical and Health Department, Autonomous Government Department, Archeology Department and FICCI.