Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) December 13, 2011 -- Scheduled to be held at Pragai Maidan, Delhi from February 10-12, 2012 & at The Leela Hotel, Mumbai from February 15-16, 2012, the mega tourism event, SATTE, will unveil its international showcase of destinations, tourism attractions, travel packages, products and services.
SATTE is the leading platform that brings travel agents and tour operators to meet the hotels, resorts, domestic & international airlines, NTOs, state tourism boards, wholesalers and other travel-related products & services from India and all over the world.
SATTE is all set to become the next benchmark event for the travel and tourism industry in India. The fact that India has always been a fascinating destination for the tourists, makes the event a must visit affair for all those involved in the hospitality business in India. It will provide the ultimate platform for the Indian hospitality traders to rise and shine at the world stage. All the products and service related with travel and tourism will be on display. Moreover, the event will act as a tremendous networking forum for the entire industry.
Committed to presenting the highest quality of exhibitors, buyers and visitors across the region, SATTE 2012 packs in vast showcase of tourism destinations, attractions and travel-related goods and services to set you at full throttle in the tourism market! Going on successfully for the 19th time, SATTE is one of the fastest growing travel & tourism expos in the industry, attaining a quality ranking in Asia, and becoming an important and influential platform for tourism networking and business transactions.
SATTE is certified by the US Department of Commerce & supported by all leading travel trade associations such as TAAI, TAFI, ATTOI, IAAI, ETAA and ADTOI among others. SATTE 2012 will be spread over 16,500 sqm gross making it India's biggest travel and tourism event. The event is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors and close to 600 exhibiting companies from 50 countries this year, by far, the largest event for the market in India.
Speaking about the event, Mr. Subodh Kant Sahay, The Union Minister for Tourism, Govt. of India said, "SATTE is a wonderful B2B platform and has representatives of so many countries. We do need closer cooperation with other countries to promote tourism. South Asian countries will have a long way to go as the region receives less than one percent of the global traffic."
Mr. Vipul Mitra, Secretary, Gujarat Tourism added, "SATTE is indeed the biggest platform in the Indian sub-continent n travel and tourism. Gujarat as a state is now focusing in a major way on tourism and the emphasis has begun to show result."
Speaking from the tourism industry perspective, Mr. Sajid Desai,Group Director, UBM India said, "SATTE as an industry platform continues to focus and grow the outbound, inbound and domestic market. The India outbound market has been the most robust in recent years. Over 12 million Indians travelled abroad last year. UNWTO has forecast this figure to increase to 50 million outbound by 2020. The inbound too continues to build the momentum and has been a great driver of the industry and the Ministry of Tourism hopes to achieve a figure of 8 million inbound tourists by 2015. Compared to 650 million travelers in 2010, the number of domestic travelers stood at 705 million in 2011. The combination of SATTE's market leadership and UBM's exhibition expertise will continue to ensure that SATTE exhibition is at the forefront of the industry expansion."
SATTE 2012 will witness buyers from countries like USA, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Italy, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Singapore among others. Top exhibitors participating are Hotel groups like Starwood Hotels, Venetian Macau, Accor, Best Western India, Carlson Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, The Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts, Hilton, Fairmont among others. National Tourism Organizations like, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Dubai Department of Tourism, Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), Japan National Tourism, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Macau Govt. Tourist Office (MGTO), Online Tourism & Freight, Tourism Authority Of Thailand, Tourism office of Spain, Turkish Council and Tourism, Tourism Authorities of Argentina, Malaysia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands among others & state tourism includes, Dept. of Tourism Goa, Karnataka Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Himachal, Lakshadweep among others. Also supporting will be leading tour operators like Kuoni (SOTC), Cox & King, Creative Travel, and many more.
For more information log onto: SATTE (http://www.satte.org)