With an aim to increase domestic footfalls, the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. shall organize Multi-City Roadshows from May 2022 to November 2022. KSTDC has identified 19 cities across the country, which are the key source market for domestic arrivals. Guwahati, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nashik, Pune, Goa, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Chennai, Vijayawada, Hyderabad & Nagpur are the few select cities for hosting the roadshows.
The first leg of these B2B roadshows is being organized in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Lucknow on May 17th, May 21st, May 23rd, and May 25threspectively.
The Roadshow will have B2B interactions and presentations that will showcase the destination and also open up new avenues in bringing the destination in new light to the travel and trade community. Cultural performance will be organised to showcase the vibrant art forms that Karnataka is known for. The Roadshow will bring together different aspect of Karnataka tourism such as Nature, Wildlife, Adventure, Pilgrimage, Heritage and cultural heritage, and many more.
Karnataka is home to a large and exciting portfolio of globally acclaimed tourism products with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, splendid wildlife and resplendent nature, virgin beaches to adorn. The Roadshow series will provide the impetus to the domestic inbound travel and would enhance the marketing efforts of Karnataka Tourism to promote our destinations to the travel-trade.
Mr. G. Jagadeesha, Managing Director, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation said “Karnataka with its diverse range of products is fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive states for the travel-trade, both for leisure and business travel. Domestic Tourism being the backbone of the Tourism economy has a lot of potential which needs to be tapped. Post-pandemic, these Roadshow activities will be an excellent occasion for our stakeholders to renew contacts with the travel-trade across India.”
Karnataka – One State, Many Worlds, which is well known for silk, milk, coffee, honey and many more is being showcased in a magnificent manner through 25 different boutiques, each displaying tourism circuits, handicrafts, cuisines, art, craft, culture, handlooms, etc. from Karnataka. Famed Mysuru silk, Dharwad Kasuthi, rosewood inlay, and sandalwood articles, Ganjifa paintings, mirror embroidery, Spices, Bidriware, terracotta items, honey, wine etc.
The State offers an avid traveler a vast range of tourism landscapes including heritage, archaeology, religion, wildlife/ecotourism and handicrafts. The Roadshow presented an ideal platform for the suppliers to provide information, and to interact directly with India’s leading tour operators, key decision-makers from the industry, airline representatives and travel agents.