TELANGANA TOURISM CONCLAVE 2018
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Brief Note from the Desk of Chairman Telangana Tourism Conclave 2018
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Telangana State is celebrating 4th Birthday Celebrations this month after the bifurcation from United Andhra Pradesh. The Department of Tourism Government of Telangana putting all its efforts to uplift Telangana State to appear on World Tourism Map. As on today, Hyderabad is positioning itself number 2 in terms of attracting MICE Tourism and also for Weddings. Whereas the State is hardly producing any footfall towards Leisure and Pilgrimage. Telangana State has got the immense potential to lure the inbound and domestic market.
Ramoji Film City – Worlds largest Film City located in Hyderabad, Most prestigious Nawabi Culture and heritage all over spread across the State. Telangana state has got History and Heritage. It’s high time to showcase our State and spread the awareness among all our Domestic and Inbound Tour operators from all over India. Hence this is the first of its kind taking place in Hyderabad in the name and style of TELANGANA TOURISM CONCLAVE 2018 when FTAPCCI approached me to Chair this event I felt it’s an honour for me to do something back to my state and that too to the Travel Trade. To do this event we from FTAPCCI decided to go with GPS as we witnessed the professionalism and passion Harmandeep Sing Anand the MD of GPS carries attracted us to partner with them to run the B2B show. Today with the penetration of Online there are lots of changes taking place in the Tourism Industry. Its good we are growing our technology but one thing to be remembered that Robots don’t have hearts its humans who have hearts. Travel Agent is dead long ago – when it comes to stand alone ticket needed or hotel needed. Still there is a role for a Travel Consultant or Tour operator when it comes to customization. When you are travelling with family cannot take chances however you are a frequent traveller.
The need of the hour is Travel Agent skills to be improved: There has to be healthy buyers and sellers meets to be organized at regular intervals. So that the end user won’t suffer. Telangana Tourism Conclave is a game changer as our objectives are very clear to educate and empower the tier 2 and tier 3 cities Tour operators to join in this mega event on the first day they get exposed to knowledge sessions lines up from morning till evening hot topics like GST, New Trends in the Industry, Heritage, Medical Tourism, Skill developments likewise the experts are being called. The first day we are expecting at least 800 – 1000 foot fall including the Students from the Hospitality domain will get benefited that is on 28 June 2018.
Day 2 and 3 its purely Business to Business meets as we got very good response from exhibitors as well as potential buyers to come from all over and meet in Hyderabad under one platform to have a serious discussions to exchange their views and ideas to penetrate markets of their interest. Thus showcasing our state becomes easy and Department of Tourism Government of Telangana State supporting us as a Host State where as we got further support from the Regional Airline True Jet also we got from Bengal Tourism followed by few other state tourism boards participating. We have few Foreign Tourism Boards as well on board. Ramoji Film city hosing the 2nd Night Dinner by giving the chance to all delegates to witness Baahubali settings and further I am proud to say that we would like to felicitate Shri Ramoji Rao a Visionary who put the city of Hyderabad and the state on World Map by breaking the Guinness World Records by building the World largest Film City.
I am very confident that our efforts won’t go waste once the event is over there will be large number of footfall in the State of Telangana at the same time 50,000 business meets will take place when 500 buyers are meeting close to 100 exhibitors.