KERALA TOURISM PARTNERSHIP MEETS 2016 - 2017 - PHASE I

Kerala ranks amongst India's top three tourist destinations. For decades, Kerala has been promoted as God's Own Country because of its varied and divine offerings for every discerning tourist. Endless green landscapes, abundance of flora and fauna, serene backwaters, inviting beaches, picturesque hillstations, delightful gourmet, world renowned Ayurveda, culture and art…reasons to visit Kerala are aplenty.

The Kerala growth story was given further impetus with 2015-16 being declared as Visit Kerala year. Several initiatives were drawn to attract tourists from across India and world. For travel trade, both in Kerala and the rest of the country, it spelled a never-before opportunity.

Kerala Tourism announces a series of partnership meets to enable networking among Kerala travel   hospitality trade and native tour operators in highly potential Indian cities to generate tourist traffic. Hoteliers, tour operators, houseboat operators, home stays and Ayurveda centres will represent Kerala.

In keeping with the perception of Brand Kerala as an exotic travel destination, the event will be hosted in strategically located venues - preferably premium banquet facilities. The day-long B2B event will focus on the promotion of Kerala Tourism and its products to a wide audience of buyers from target cities. The department will invite and ensure the presence of potential buyers - viz tour operators and travel agents. The meet shall convey what the state has to offer and help them explore the opportunity to its fullest. The event will conclude with a cultural program and dinner.

To partake, trade participants from Kerala should register before 7th July 2016. Kerala Tourism will send proforma invoice to those who register before the closing date, and their participation will be confirmed on receipt of the payment within the stipulated date. Each participant will be allotted a table space to interact with the invited buyers.

Participating partners will have to make own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.

PROGRAM FLOW AND TIMINGS

  • 3:00 pm: Kerala trade registration and table allotment
  • 3.30 pm to 8.00 pm: Business session for buyers
  • 8.00 pm: Cultural show
  • 8:30 pm: Dinner for trade partners

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MEET

  • Effective one-to-one interaction
  • Comprehensive business sessions
  • Scratch and win contest for buyers
  • Theme based venue branding
  • Dinner and hi-tea

Who all can participate?

  1. Classified Hotels & Resorts
  2. Tour Operators Accredited by Kerala Tourism
  3. Home stays, House boats & Ayurveda centres Classified by Kerala Tourism
  4. Serviced Villas approved by Kerala Tourism
LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION 5 PM 7th July 2016

SCHEDULE PARTNERSHIP MEETS 2016 - 2017 - PHASE I
City Date
Gurgaon 26th  July
Ludhiana 28th  July
Jaipur 1st  August
Lucknow 3rd  August
Indore 5th  August
Raipur 9th  August
Nagpur 11th  August
Vadodara 30th  August
Ahmedabad 1st  September
Nashik 6th  September
PARTICIPATION FEES 2016-17 PHASE I
No. of Cities Actual Rate (Rs.) Final Rate after Discount (Rs.)
One 15,000 15,000
Two 25,000 25,000
Three 30,000 29,000
Four 40,000 36,000
Five 50,000 42,000
Six 60,000 48,000
Seven 70,000 54,000
Eight 80,000 60,000
Nine 90,000 65,000
Ten 1,00,000 70,000

SPECIAL DISCOUNT
KERALA TOURISM IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL DISCOUNT OF 10% ON THE ABOVE DISCOUNTED RATES FOR ACCREDITED TOUR OPERATORS AND ELIGIBLE PROPERTIES LIKE CLASSIFIED HOMESTAYS, SERVICED VILLAS, HOUSE BOATS, AYURVEDA CENTRES etc. HAVING 10 ROOMS AND BELOW.
FOR QUERIES AND ASSISTANCE
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT BIJU B S, TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICER, DIRECTORATE OF TOURISM FOR ANY ASSISTANCE IN THIS REGARD.
CONTACT NO :- 0471-2560427, 09847299323
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
Phone: +91 471 2321132, Fax: +91 471 2322279, E-mail: info@keralatourism.org, deptour@keralatourism.org. Tourist Information toll free No: 1-800-425-4747.
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