Anand & Madhura Katti, Mumbai (2010-09-21)
THE SIXTH Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) 2010 will open this week in Cochin with new entrants and a surge in participation compared to the previous edition.
Held at Bolgatty Palace hotel from September 23 to 26, the biennial event has attracted a total of 2,172 buyers, more than twice the number of buyers who attended KTM 2008.
KTM Society CEO Mathew Philip told TTG Asia e-Daily that there would be 551 international delegates from 54 countries. “New buyers include delegates from Peru, Scandinavia, Chile and Poland.”
Some 370 sellers from Kerala will be present, showcasing new products such as the eco-friendly beach destination of Bekal, the Holiday Inn Cochin, The Park on Vembanad Lake and luxury cruise Apsara.