BLTM 2016 sees strong showing from corporate, luxury buyers


THIS year’s Business and Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM), to be held from October 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, will feature hundreds of buyers from associations, event management companies, travel planning departments of corporates, luxury agencies and more.

Leading trade bodies like the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence India, Network of Indian MICE Agents, India Association Network, Indian Golf Travel Association and the Travel Agents Association of India, have also confirmed their attendance and will be curating education and networking sessions during the two-day event.

Meanwhile, the support and participation of other travel industry associations like Global Business Travel Industry Association, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India and the Indian Association of Tour Operators, is being finalised.

Some of the hosted buyers who have confirmed their participation include Tata Motors, Red Bull India, RBS Services India, Total Oil India, Tata Communications, BCD Meetings & Events, Fountainhead Entertainment and Hewlett Packard, among many others.

Among those who have confirmed their participation as sellers at BLTM include AccorHotels, Chancery Hotel Bangalore, Lemon Tree Hotels/Redfox Hotel, Ottila, Pride Group of Hotels, Shanti Maurice, The Ambassador Hotel Group, The Lodhi Hotel, The Royal Orchid, Travel Motivations and Variety Cruises.

NTOs from South Korea, Nepal, Malaysia and Zimbabwe have also confirmed their participation at the event.

“We are committed to creating BLTM as India’s premier show focused on business, MICE and luxury travel segments,” said Sanjiv Agarwal, chairman of Fairfest Media, organisers of BLTM.

“Hundreds of genuine hosted buyers will be flown in from all parts of India and neighbouring countries. Additionally, the venue will provide a rich hinterland of high-value corporate buyers in thousands, who will be also accorded the same status as hosted buyers,” he added.

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