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TTF Kolkata 2023 Concluded with Record-Breaking Numbers


News Desk, News Nation 360 : TTF Kolkata 2023 surpassed all expectations, offering an exceptional platform for the travel trade industry of West Bengal and beyond to come together and network, foster connections, and conduct business with exhibitors from across India and abroad. The 3-day event successfully brought together the vibrant travel trade community of Eastern India, allowing them to interact with exhibitors who showcased their finest products and services. As India’s oldest travel trade show (est. 1989), TTF Kolkata staged a grand display of domestic and international travel offerings, with over 400 exhibitors representing 4 countries and 25 Indian states and UTs. This upswing was clearly evident at TTF Kolkata 2023, which took place on the 14th, 15th & 16th of July 2023 at the Biswa Bangla Mela Prangan (formerly known as Milan Mela). The event witnessed significant growth, being twice the size of last year’s event. The travel market in India is at a pivotal stage, witnessing remarkable growth, positioning itself as one of the fastest-growing markets worldwide. The domestic tourism sector in India is witnessing a robust recovery and is expected to reach INR 35 trillion by 2029, with a steady annual growth rate of 6.7%. Additionally, in terms of outbound tourism, a study conducted by Andersen predicts that it will exceed $42 billion by 2024. The event was inaugurated in a grand way in the presence of Chief Guest Babul Supriyo, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Tourism, Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West

Bengal. Guests of Honor Included - HE Acharapan Yavaprapas, Consul-General of Thailand, Royal Thai Consulate, Sagnik Chowdhury, Regional Director East, Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, Amrit Singh, IAS, Director Tourism, Govt. of Punjab, Senior Tourism Officials from Indian States, Heads of Travel Trade Associations and members of the media. Renowned destinations like the Tourism Authority of Thailand, State Tourism Boards, and private participants such as Air India, Sterling Holidays Resorts, Neptune Holidays, Ramoji Film City, and many more were present at the


show. According to research conducted by, Indians have emerged as the most confident travellers in the Asia Pacific region, with 86% of Indians expressing their intention to travel within the next 12 months. Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Tourism, Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West Bengal Babul Supriyo said at the event that it was a pleasure to be at a buzzing event like TTF. Walking the show, he noticed exhibitors from the Indian States highlighting their destinations and that is exactly what they aspire to do at West Bengal Tourism. West Bengal has so much to offer, and want everyone to bring tourists here and the authority will ensure to reciprocate the love that West Bengal is known for.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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