Backpackers can head this way

If exploring the unknown is you calling, then head to Yeswantpur this weekend. The travel and tourism fair (TTF), part of India’s biggest network of travel fair, is on at the Dr Prabhakar Kore Convention Centre. The three-day fest which began on Friday has representatives from 19 Indian states and nine countries.

Day one at the fair was reserved for travel trade visitors. A platform for travel and tourism organizations to showcase their respective states as top holiday destinations, the show is open to public through the weekend.

The participating states include Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand among others.

Host state Karnataka too has a strong presence at TTF.

International presence includes Nepal, the Partner Country of the event and Malaysia, the Feature Country (who have come to Bangalore for the first time). Singapore, Maldives, Indonesia, Bali, Mauritius, and Bhutan too are here to create an impact. Road shows and presentations are key features at the event.

Significantly, Malaysia with its aggressive promotions, is highlighting adventure tourism, beach activities and island tourism.

TTF is supported by the Union Ministry of Tourism, Karnataka and distinguished travel industry bodies including Incredible India and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA).

TTF will be held at the Chennai Trade Centre between January 10 and 12. It’s being organized by Fairfest Media.

source: The Times of India, 04 Jan 2014

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