Kochi to host Kerala Travel Mart in September

February 15th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by admin  

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 15 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) will be held Sep 20-23 in Kochi, state Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters here, Friday. Over the years, KTM has become a synergy between the public and private sectors, promoting tourism in the sate.

Now, KTM has become the largest gathering in the state that has been designed to facilitate meetings between buyers, sellers, media people, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

KTM-2008, like the previous gatherings, would have seminars and cultural evenings.

“The registration for the buyers has started Jan 23 and by now 170 Indian and 65 international buyers have registered. We expect participants from more than 50 countries. Large groups from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and the US are expected,” Balakrishnan said.

The event is organised by the KTM society, which includes 316 members from all the sectors of the tourism industry in the state, with the support of the department of tourism.

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