PATA India Chapter, in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, will be conducting a India Tourism B2B Meet to West Coast America from May 24 to June 1, 2016. Runeep Sangha, Executive Director, PATA India Chapter, informs, “Our proposal for this initiative has been approved by Ministry of Tourism. The focus of this event is to promote inbound tourism from important source markets for India. Meetings are proposed to be held with travel agents & tours operators in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver & Seattle. All these markets have a variety of travellers representing both, high end as well as mid market. Their interest in India as a preferred destination is well established over many years and is focused on our history, culture, wellness, beach tourism amongst others.”
Roadshows will commence with a introductions and a 20 minute Incredible India presentation, followed by a two hour B2B session between Indian sellers and local tour operators & travel agents in each market.
Detailed itinerary is as follows:
1. May 24 -San Francisco
2. May 25 – Los Angeles (Orange County)
3. May 26 – Los Angeles (Beverly Hills)
4. May 31 – Vancouver
5. June 1 – Seattle
For PATA Members participation fee is as follows:
1st Delegate: Rs. 57,500.00 + 14.5% Government Service Tax
2nd Delegate: Rs. 45,000.00 + 14.5% Government Service Tax
For non PATA Members, the registration fee is as follows:
Delegate fee: Rs. 67,500.00 + 14.5% Government Service Tax
Air India will be support PATA India with preferred air fares for delegates participating in these roadshows. 100% of the basic fare will be waived on each ticket as per the applicable booking class for such tickets. Participants will only be charged applicable taxes, fuel surcharge and government levies. “Air India has given us up to a maximum of 19 tickets of which no more than 7 can be used for business class. Please note authority for tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis, only after full non refundable participation fee has been paid by the participating organisation,” says Sangha.