SATTE 2015 echoes the positive wave in Indian Travel & Tourism Industry
Over 650 Participants from around 50 countries
Supported by UNWTO and Incredible India
29 January, New Delhi: SATTE 2015, South Asia’s Largest Travel Show and now in its 22nd edition, commenced today at Pragati Maidan. Chief Guest Mr. Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India graced the occasion amongst eminent ministers from across the globe, ambassadors and high commissioners of participating countries and key people from leading travel associations from both India and abroad. Supported by Ministry of Tourism and in association with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), SATTE 2015 is represented by the Ministry of Tourism, top travel associations from the domestic and global fronts.
The 3 day event will have eminent business leaders share their views on the tourism and hospitality industry and the impact that India can make in this sector. International participants like the Philippines, Swedavia-Sweden Airports, Mexico Tourism and Central Asia have harnessed this platform and ventured into India for the first time. In addition, Bihar Tourism has participated in the event for the first time with Rajasthan Tourism and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces making a comeback.
The show continues to bask in the support of several major NTOs, State Tourism Boards, and, most importantly, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Ministry reiterated its support to the event this year by once again allowing SATTE to brandish the Incredible India logo in various publicity collaterals of the event, including print, website, e-mailers and on-site branding. But it did not stop there. Taking their faith in SATTE a step forward, the Ministry offered to bring in international buyers from across the world to the 2015 show. The support has come in the form of facilitating air passage to international buyers to attend the event. This support from the Ministry further strengthens SATTE’s position as an inbound show. The move is aimed at giving a push to foreign tourist arrivals.
The Ministry extended its support to SATTE on the day when it announced Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization for 43 countries, including US, Russia, Mauritius, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, Philippines and Oman, among others. The Ministry has asked SATTE to coordinate with India Tourism Overseas Offices and identify buyers to bring to SATTE to showcase India's diverse tourism profile. Read More...