The Karnataka Tourism pavilion at the recently concluded OTM Mumbai 2024 captivated audiences and industry professionals alike, generating immense interest in the state's diverse tourism offerings. The event, held from February 8th to 10th at the Jio World Convention Centre, witnessed a phenomenal response to Karnataka's vibrant cultural tapestry, breathtaking landscapes, and unique experiences.
The meticulously designed Karnataka Tourism pavilion, boasting an array of vibrant cultural elements and immersive experiences, captured the imagination of visitors and received accolades for its outstanding design and decoration, earning the prestigious Excellence Award.
Throughout the three-day event, engaging interactions by Karnataka Tourism’s key stakeholders shed light on the state's rich heritage, pristine beaches, exciting wildlife, and bustling metropolises, delved into a range of adventure activities, cultural explorations, and unique homestays, catering to every traveler's desire.
The Stakeholders who participated at the OTM Mumbai 2024 along with the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. at the Karnataka Tourism Pavilion were: Ayara Coorg Resort and Spa, Hotel Malligi Private Limited, Parichaya Holidays, Roopa Group of Hotels, The Quorum Hotel, SPS Holidays & Cabs, The Yellow Bamboo Resort, Tripbanao, Trawel.in (InstaHelp) – Singhvee Ventures, Orange Coaches, BookForUs, Mysore Trip Zone, Transprofessionals Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd, Bookntravel India Pvt Ltd., Dynamic Travels, Woodstock Resorts, TGI Hotels & Resorts, VHF Resorts (Cintacor Island Resort), Blue Bird Tours and Travels, Safeway Explorers Private Limited, Wisdom Vacations, Agarwal Holidays and Hospitality, AB Travels South India, Hotel Preethi International, Rio Meridian Hotels Pvt. Ltd, South India Vacation, Kadkani River Resorts Pvt. Ltd, Country Club Hospitality & Holidays Ltd., SGR Travels, BIG Travels, Mysore Taxiwala Car Rentals Pvt. Ltd., Java Rain Resort (Shambala Hotels Pvt. Ltd), The Windflower Resorts & Spa, Mookanana Science Skill & Spa Resorts, Kamat Ecotours & Jungle Holidays, Travel India Company, Bangalore Taxi & Holidays, SB International Tours and Travels (SBIT).
The roadshow facilitated fruitful B2B meetings between Karnataka tourism stakeholders and Mumbai-based travel agents and tour operators. Over 150 enthusiastic participants engaged in discussions, forging partnerships and collaborating to curate personalized itineraries and position Karnataka as the prime travel destination for Mumbaikars.
Notably, Karnataka boasts several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the iconic Hampi, Pattadakal, and the Western Ghats, adding to its allure as a cultural and natural wonderland.
The success of Karnataka Tourism's participation at OTM Mumbai 2024 underscores the state's commitment to fostering tourism exchange and economic prosperity. With its diverse offerings, warm hospitality, and award-winning presentation, Karnataka is poised to welcome discerning travelers from Mumbai and beyond, promising unforgettable journeys of discovery.