GITB 2013 in Jaipur from 14-16th April

The 6th Great Indian Travel Bazaar ’13 (GITB), an international tourism mart, will be organized from April 14-16, 2013 at BM Birla Convention Centre, Jaipur. “The mart has received tremendous response, particularly foreign tour operators (FTOs) have shown great interest. Growing from strength to strength, the mart this year would host about 270 companies and the figure on pre-fixed B2B (business to business) meetings is also likely to exceed 9,000 that was conducted previous year,” said Gyan Prakash, director FICCI-Rajasthan. GITB began in 2008 with 160 buyers from 35 countries with over 2,000 pre-fixed meetings. By 2011, the mart had grown to 230 buyers (FTOs) from 55 countries with over 7,000 pre-fixed B2B meetings. 
The Tourism Sector in India with its diverse product profile, is poised for a phenomenal growth. In 2011, Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India was 6.29 million and the Foreign Exchange Earnings recorded was $17.74 billion. In 2011 the total contribution of Travel and Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry was 7.8% of total employment The 'Incredible India' campaign of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the relentless efforts by the state governments to promote tourism and the strategically crafted endeavors by the tourism fraternity of India in the corporate sector have given the desired thrust to the tourism industry in India. The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), are co-organizing the sixth Great Indian Travel Bazaar '13 - an international tourism mart on April 14-16, 2013 at B.M. Birla Convention Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Leading national and regional associations like Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan (HRAR), Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA) and Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO) are supporting the event.