India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has consented to be part of the maiden edition of ‘Global Exhibition on Tourism’ branded as GET-INDIA, scheduled from 23 April to 25 in capital New Delhi.
GET-INDIA, a B2B travel trade mart, is being organised as part of the first ‘Global Exhibition on Services’ (GES) aimed at showcasing country’s potential in tourism and five other service sectors.
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate GES on 23 April, following which, he will visit the GET-INDIA pavilion for a closer look of a sector that he has repeatedly hailed for its socio-economic benefit and has emerged as its dynamic and vocal ambassador in India and abroad.
Sarab Jit Singh, Chairman, Get India 2015 and Vice Chairman, Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) said: “This clearly indicates Prime Minister Modi’s commitment and belief in tourism- for uplifting ‘Brand India’ through socio-economic prosperity. This is for the first time that an Indian Prime Minister has consented to visit a travel exhibition, amply underlining the Government’s interest in leveraging country’s tourism potential from the highest level. His gesture is very important and it augurs well for India tourism as well as future editions of GET-INDIA”.
Spread over a massive 4500 square metres of space at Hall No. 11 in Pragati Maidan, GET-INDIA will showcase India’s diverse tourism products from across the country. Around 150 exhibitors including state tourism boards, leading hotel chains, DMCs, Indian Railways and luxury tourist trains will showcase their products to about 200 pre-selected international buyers from across the globe.
The first Global Exhibition on Services (GES) is being organised by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India to showcase India’s inherent strength in the services sector. GET-INDIA, a part of GES, is being organised and managed by Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) in association with CII, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Written by : Anand & Madhura Katti