Schedule and Agenda: Himalayan Tourism Mart 2024

Mart Date: 8th – 10th January 2024 Pre-mart FAM dates: 5th – 7th January 2024

As the Himalayan Tourism Mart 2024 approaches, participants and exhibitors are eagerly anticipating a power-packed schedule filled with networking opportunities, insightful sessions, and captivating experiences. Here is a glimpse into the schedule and agenda that await attendees:

Pre-mart FAM (Familiarization) Dates: 5th – 7th January 2024

In the days leading up to the main event, delegates will have the opportunity to embark on a memorable familiarization tour, exploring the enchanting hill stations of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. This segment of the FAM trip aims to provide participants with a taste of the Himalayan chill and an immersion into the unique cultural heritage of these regions. Additionally, delegates will venture into the forested Duars region, where they can experience the vibrant wildlife at Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary and admire the diverse avian species at Gajoldoba Wetlands. This immersive journey will also introduce delegates to the culinary delicacies, adventure activities, storytelling sessions, and the exquisite handlooms and handicrafts of the region.

Mart Dates: 8th – 10th January 2024

The Himalayan Tourism Mart 2024 officially kicks off on the 8th of January, marking the beginning of an eventful three-day extravaganza. Participants can expect a well-rounded schedule that caters to various sectors of the tourism industry. Here are some of the highlights:

1. Travel Trade Show: The heart of the mart, the travel trade show, will span all three days. Exhibitors representing a wide range of sectors, including state government tourism departments, national/regional tourist organizations, travel associations, destination management companies, tour operators, hotels/resorts, travel agents, car rentals, adventure tourism companies, homestay owners and owners’ associations, rural tourism representatives, convention and visitors bureaus, amusement/theme parks, railways, airlines, insurance providers, time-share companies, coach operators, foreign exchange providers, and conference venues will showcase their products and services. This trade show provides a valuable platform for networking, collaboration, and business growth.

2. Keynote Speakers: Esteemed keynote speakers, renowned in their fields, will share their expertise and insights into the latest trends and developments in the tourism industry. Their presentations will inspire, inform, and encourage participants to embrace innovation and sustainability in their business practices.

3. Panel Discussions: Engaging panel discussions featuring industry leaders, policymakers, and influencers will take center stage. These sessions will focus on critical topics, foster dialogue, and offer valuable perspectives on the future of Himalayan tourism. Participants will have the opportunity to join the conversation, exchange ideas, and contribute to shaping the industry’s trajectory.

4. Workshops: A series of interactive workshops will be conducted, providing participants with practical knowledge and skills to enhance their businesses. Industry professionals will lead these sessions, covering a wide range of topics, including digital marketing strategies, community engagement, sustainable tourism practices, and customer experience enhancement. Participants can expect hands-on activities and valuable takeaways from these engaging workshops.

5. Networking Events: Numerous networking events will be sprinkled throughout the mart, providing ample opportunities for participants to connect, build relationships, and foster collaborations. These events may include cocktail receptions, networking lunches, and informal gatherings, creating a conducive atmosphere for forging meaningful partnerships.

6. Travel Media and Content Creators: Recognizing the importance of media and content creators in promoting tourism, the mart welcomes travel media professionals, travel writers, vloggers, and content creators. They will have the chance to explore the offerings of the Himalayan region, capture its essence, and share their experiences with a broader audience. Their presence will contribute to raising awareness and generating interest in the region as a travel destination.

As the final day of the mart draws to a close, participants will leave with a wealth of new connections, insights, and inspiration. The Himalayan Tourism Mart 2024 promises to be a transformative event, propelling the Himalayan tourism industry towards new horizons of growth, sustainability, and excellence.

Disclaimer: Please note that the schedule and agenda provided are subject to change. Participants are advised to refer to the official Himalayan Tourism Mart 2024 website and communications for the most up-to-date information.