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Mumbai to host Times Travel Show and Backpackers Summit 2018

MediaInfoline February 25, 2018
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Event Capital (a Laqshya Media Group Company) is introducing first of its kind travel exhibition titled the “Times Travel Show” and Backpackers Summit 2018. The event will be held on 24th & 25th February 2018 at MMRDA Grounds, BKC Mumbai, 11:00 am onwards. The Times Travel Show is curated to offer travelers, leisure travelers, backpackers, holiday travelers, adventures, trade members, trade professionals, business travelers and corporate MICE a platform to witness the offerings made by various travel agents, hotels/resorts, airlines, cruise liners and many more. It is a one-stop platform for information, discussion and entertainment related to travel.

The Times Travel Show will witness a host of industry leaders from the hospitality and the travel industry who will give visitors a broadened outlook of domestic and international travel. The Backpackers Summit 2018 will hold a number of panel discussions presided by various industry professionals covering a wide range of topics like Travel IPs, Solo Travel, Adrenaline Seekers, wildlife tourism to name a few.

The event is in association with ATTOI, IAAI, IATO, ATOM, TAFI, EETA and OTOAI.

Cox & King, SOTC, Thomas Cook, Anchaviyo, WTFARES, Club Mahindra, NEEM, Adventure Point, Wood Land, ATOM, Olive Travel, Itraveleo, Godrej Securities, Rite Bite, GEM, Hans Sport N Adventure Point Pvt. Ltd, Korean Air, NCL, JEEP, Mercury Holidays, Visa World India, Vacation Exotica, Club 7, Natventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd, Nature Trails Resorts Pvt. Ltd, letscampout Campground Pvt. Ltd, Travel Krafters, Treat Resorts, WTFares, Hansa Adventure and Anchavio Resorts were the major exhibitors will showcase their offerings to their target audience.

The visitors will enjoy cuisines from various regions of India which will be offered by Punjab Da Chola, Via Calcutta, Kitchen Secrets, Lovely Twist, The Roti Co., Belgian Waffle, Fit Food Truck, Vanderlust Food Truck and Bombay Food Truck.

The event will see a  flea market for the visitors to enjoy. Some of the brands at the flea market will be Boheco, Snackible, IHFAsia, Eco Earth Zest, Denzilart Services Pvt. Ltd and My India will showcase their offerings.

The key speakers at the event will be Divyanshu Ganatra (Blind Paraglider & Cyclist), Rashmi Chadha (Wovoyage – Making India safe for Solo women travellers and women groups), Archana Sardana (First female Indian civilian base jumper & skydiver), Yashas Mitta (Co-Founder – Mukha & Untold), Sachin Rai (Co-Founder & COO, Toehold Travel & Photography), Sumitra Senapaty (Founder- Women on Wanderlust), Matthew Hairsnape (Founder & MD – Beats Travel), Rohith Subramanian (Biker/Travel blogger), Mike Roy (Eco-friendly World Cyclist – Three Rule Ride), Yeshwant Rao Holkar, (Founder – Umoja : Making Travel Accessible for the Disabled), Jaytirth Ahya (Founder – The Experience Co + The RTX Project), Shubh Mukherjee    (Travel blogger), Sarvesh Shrivastava    (Musician- Travels to collaborate and create culturally influenced music), Hoshner & Ambika (Travel Bloggers – The reDiscovery Project), Bittu Sahgal (Editor, Sanctuary Asia and Founder, Sanctuary Nature Foundation), Prahlad Kakkar (Founder – Lacadives).

There will be various panel discussion on the topics like:

  • Making Travel Accessible for the disable: The panellists will be Debolin Sen, Divyanshu Ganatra, Rustom Irani and Yeshwant Rao Holkar.

  • Adrenaline Seekers, The Adventure Landscape in India: Archana Sardana, Dr. Simha Shastry, and Mike Roy.

  • The Essentials of Solo Travelling: Anahita Sriprasad, Pooja Maheshwary, Rashmi Chadha, Rohith Subramanian, Shubh Mukherjee and Yogi Shah.

  • Thought Leaders and Travel Entrepreneurs: Yashas Mitta, Asad Abid, Sachin Rai, Shubhra Krishan, Sumitra Senapaty, Uday Jhamb and Vikrant Chheda.

  • New Age Tourism Marketing: Ritushri Dhankher, Asad Abid, Rishabh & Nirali, Ryna Sequeira.

  • The Need of the Hour, Sustainable & Symbiotic Eco-Tourism: Bittu Sahgal, Bhushan Bagadia, Mandip Singh Soin, Mike Roy, Mitali Kakar, Rishi Sharma.

  • Experiential Travel is the Future: Harpreet Singh, Jaytirth Ahya, Matthew Hairsnape, Zia Hajeebhoy, Shakeel Kudrolli.

Apart from the exciting activities at the event the visitors will also witness  travel focused movie screenings like The Largest Cave on Earth, Breathe, The Forest Man, Twenty-Eight Feet, Hit the Road and North of the Sun.

To give the adrenaline rush to the visitors there will be an adventure zone organized by Event Capital where sports like  Rock Climbing, Air Riffle Shooting, Seg way, Body Zorb, Dart, Bungee Run, Zorb Roller, Slack line act and origami were conducted for the visitors.

Festival Dates – 24th & 25th February 2018

Venue: MMRDA Grounds, BKC

Entry: Rs 100

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