A panel discussion titled ‘Goa: The First State to Focus on Regenerative Tourism Leading to a New Roadmap of Goa Beyond Sun, Sand, and Sea’, will be one of the highlights of Goa International Travel Mart – (GITM) 2024.

The details of the highly-anticipated event were announced on Thursday, in a press conference addressed by Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director of Tourism, Government of Goa;  in the presence of Empowered Committee Members: Mark Mendes, Ernest Dias, Carlos D’souza and Nilesh Shah, TTAG President.

The 4th edition of GITM is scheduled to take place on 3rd & 4th April at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium for the first time after the pandemic. This landmark event will be also be held virtually from 3rd to 9th April 2024, bringing together industry leaders, stakeholders, and enthusiasts from around the globe for an immersive experience in the world of tourism.

Offering invaluable insights into the future of tourism in the region, engaging discussions are in the offing on pivotal themes such as – Goa: Beyond Beaches, New Tourism Vision, Goa Tourism Diversity, Way Forward, Private Sector Engagement, and Public-Private Partnership. This panel discussion epitomises GITM’s commitment to facilitating meaningful dialogues and collaborations that drive the sustainable development of tourism in Goa and beyond.

Anchipaka stated: “GITM stands as the pinnacle of Goa’s Travel and Trade expos, representing a monumental opportunity to propel our beloved state to the forefront of the global tourism arena. Recognising Goa’s immense potential as a premier tourist destination, both domestically and internationally, we are committed to adopting a strategic approach that encompasses multifaceted development initiatives. With a robust presence of trade exhibitors, GITM 2024 promises to be an unprecedented success, offering a plethora of opportunities for fruitful engagements and partnerships. Complementing the trade exhibitions are knowledge-sharing sessions organised by industry stalwarts, providing invaluable insights and expertise to attendees.”

GITM 2024 promises to be a game-changer in the tourism industry, offering participants a unique opportunity to engage with cutting-edge trends, innovations, and business opportunities. With a focus on regenerative, spiritual, and hinterland tourism, the event aims to redefine Goa’s tourism landscape and set new standards for sustainability and inclusivity.

Stepping into the limelight, GITM 2024 presents a dynamic showcase featuring 250+ national and international buyers, spanning across 15+ sectors within the tourism industry with premium sellers from Goa. GITM 2024 gives buyers and visitors from all over the world an opportunity to connect with a diverse array of industry professionals, including destination management companies, travel agents, tour operators, MICE specialists, and much more. It sets a stage to showcase products and services to a global audience, leveraging the platform to highlight unique offerings and establish meaningful connections.

Explore new avenues for growth and collaboration through business activities and contract signings with trade partners and influential industry associates and gain valuable insights from expert-led sessions, workshops, and panel discussions covering a wide range of topics, from sustainable tourism practices to emerging market trends.

The virtual 3D immersive platform will be extensively promoted worldwide and will introduce several innovative features to maximise engagement and interaction. Connect over video conferencing systems hosted on multiple platforms with re-streams, Business card exchange, Product video showcase, Digital Brochure stand, Exhibitor access for booth setup, Exhibitor analytics dashboard, In booth micro webinar option and more.

The Goa International Travel Mart is a catalyst for change, driving the transformation towards a more sustainable and inclusive tourism industry. Register at GITM 2024 and be a part of this exciting journey towards a brighter future for Goa’s tourism sector, states a press release.


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