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Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC)
Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Delhi
This effort of BITB, combined with what people like Navin are doing is really yeoman service to the country.
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
I am thankful to Navin Berry for having given me this opportunity to be here among you people. I was in two minds whether I should come for this function, as you know things have not be too good back home. But at the end of it, you know, I thought what would my father had done. Would he have skipped this function? I mean, I said, no way. He would have done anything to be in a gathering of this kind.
CEO, NITI AAYOG
It is a great initiative; it has been beautifully done. This will take India’s travel and tourism to another height. It has been done wonderfully to global standards. This will be a catalyst to driving India’s travel and tourism.
Minister of Tourism, Delhi Government
As the tourism minister of Delhi, we are very proud that Delhi is the Host City partner for BITB.
Secretary (Tourism), Jammu & Kashmir
I am feeling great. It is a beginning. In the near future, it should be a great travel mart. This is only B2B. It has started very well, and my compliments to Navin Berry and his team. They have done a good job – and we will always be participating in such events. Jammu & Kashmir is paradise on earth, and it still holds true. So, we have a destination which is topping the country and we are the best in the country as a natural destination.
CEO, ITC Hotels
Very very good. I think it is an excellent initiative and I must congratulate Navin Berry for having initiated this and tied up with ITB Berlin – which is really a premier travel event in the world, and to have supported this initiative will go a long way in developing inbound tourism for India. I think it is a good beginning. It obviously has to grow, and we will need more international buyers come in. And, I think that can only happen when all stakeholders are committed to developing this property.
President, The Oberoi Group
I think what I like about BITB is that the entire industry has actually come together. I think, for me, that is a big achievement. If you have to take demand anywhere in India, and if you have to grow tourist demand in the country, it is very important that the entire industry comes together and creates a platform where people can meet. I think BITB fulfils that purpose.
Managing Director, Abercrombie & Kent
Actually, I am very impressed for a world-class show like ITB Berlin to come to India, of course, in the avatar of BITB. I am also very impressed to see the array, the complete bandwidth of all the partners to come together at the show. Any show, especially such as BITB because being an international show, an international organisation, it has a huge PR mileage and coverage across the globe. So, a show like this will create an international platform for Incredible India. And, it will most certainly solidify our position globally that if a show like ITB Berlin can come to India, then certainly the world should wake up and come to India.
Chief Revenue Officer, Taj Hotels, Palaces and Resorts
We are very happy to be here. All these forums actually help project India to its best. So, it is good to see all these hotel companies come together. I think in terms of number of people and buyers, we need more. But, it is a good setup.
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar
Executive Director, HRH Group of Hotels
Feels great. It is nice. The family is coming back together again. The entire tourism family is coming back, which is wonderful on different forums. Wishing BITB all the success and all the joy in the coming years. We are happy that we are part of it in the first go, and it is nice to be able to see all the other players of the tourism industry too. I would like to applaud the venture. Compliments to Navin Berry for what they have actually done. Every such thing takes time, a few years, to settle down, but obviously, the industry in the strength that it has come here shows a lot of support and solidarity towards the concept, which is great. Looking forward to a long association with BITB in the coming years.
General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Resplendent Ceylon, Sri Lanka
So far so good. I think the concept of the show is really good, because you can spend quality time with your clients. It is not a rushed job where you just give out your business card. I would say that we have about 50 appointments today – which is double from what we anticipated to have. And, out of these 50, 25 have good potential to give out good business for our Sri Lankan property.
Review of BITB 2016
Testimonials of BITB 2016