TTF Chennai 2024 kicks off with an unprecedented response

Chennai: March 16th, 2024: The stage was set for TTF, India’s oldest and biggest travel trade show network, as it made a vibrant return to the state of Tamil Nadu. TTF Chennai commenced today at the Chennai Trade Centre, hosting a grand tourism showcase, uniting a diverse range of travel and hospitality brands from India and across the world.

TTF Chennai

The 3-day show, scheduled from March 15th to 17th promises to be bigger and better than before. With over 160 exhibitors from 3 countries and 16 Indian states showcasing their products, attendees can expect a wealth of travel trade opportunities and experiences to explore; from domestic destinations to international brands, there’s something for everyone.

In the Indian Tourism Statistics Report of 2023, Tamil Nadu emerged as the second most visited destination by domestic tourists, welcoming over 218.58 million domestic visitors. This achievement further underscores the remarkable growth of the Indian tourism industry, marked by unprecedented enthusiasm, surpassing all previous figures. Recent reports highlight a significant surge in domestic and outbound travel from India, with Tamil Nadu emerging as a preferred destination.

As part of the renowned TTF series, TTF Chennai is dedicated to providing an effective marketing platform to promote tourism to and from South India. It serves as a pivotal opportunity for the travel trade community from Chennai and Tamil Nadu to connect, network, and conduct business with exhibitors from across the country and beyond.

Chennai, one of the four metropolitan cities in India and a significant hub for domestic and outbound travel from South India, is the perfect host for the event, which has emerged as the largest regional travel trade show in Southern India!

The timing of TTF Chennai couldn’t be more perfect, aligning strategically before the peak summer vacation travel season.

Tamil Nadu, the Host State of TTF Chennai, continues to extend its steadfast support to the event. The state’s active participation underscores its commitment to showcasing its rich tourism offerings.

Several other State Tourism Boards including Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Telangana are also presenting their diverse attractions with large pavilions, accompanied by a significant representation of private hoteliers and tour operators. TTF Chennai witnesses enthusiastic participation from private sector entities across India and abroad. Countries represented at the show include Nepal and Thailand. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, maintains a prominent presence at the event, highlighting and showcasing its ongoing initiatives.

The show also has participation from reputed outbound and domestic operators like SOTC Travel Ltd., Riya Travels, The Nest Luxury Resorts, Fly24Hrs Holiday, Ramoji Film City, and many more.

Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, of Fairfest Media Ltd., the organizers of TTF, expressed delight at witnessing the overwhelming participation from both domestic and international players. He said, “With active support and larger participation from our partners, each year, TTF solidifies its presence as the ultimate networking platform for the travel trade. Exhibitors are the backbone of our event, and we take pride in showcasing travel brands and destinations that exclusively choose TTF as a means to connect with the Tamil Nadu market. TTF Chennai is fast becoming the biggest show in the series in the South Indian circuit as a result of the response we have been receiving year after year.”

The 3-day event features dedicated B2B sessions in the initial 1.5 days (trade only) and is open to all for the following 1.5 days (B2B and B2C). For general visitors and travel enthusiasts, TTF Chennai offers an unparalleled platform to explore numerous destinations, discover travel options, and avail of exciting deals and packages for the upcoming summer holidays.

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