The three-day Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) in Surat kicked off today, in Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium with 115 exhibitors from 17 Indian states/UTs and from five countries. It offers a great face-to-face business opportunity for travel trade and tourists, to grab great booking deals.

After the hugely successful show at Ahmedabad, TTF Surat aims at satisfying the needs of avid travellers and trade in and around the city. It brings together under one roof State Tourism Boards, National Tourist Offices, Hoteliers, Airlines, Tour Operators and Travel Agents, Online Travel Agents, Railways and Cruise Lines. It also provides an opportunity for the tourists and travel trade to plan and book for the upcoming Diwali holidays.

The event was inaugurated by Ganpatsinh Vasava, Tourism Minister of Gujarat and Dr Jagdish Patel, Mayor of Surat Municipal Corporation.

More than 700 trade buyers have already pre-registered for TTF Surat. 5,000 general visitors are expected during the three-day travel fair. The first half of the first day of the show is reserved for the travel trade and the second half of the first day till the last day is open for all.

India, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and USA are the countries which are being represented at TTF Surat.

Gujarat is participating as the Host State. West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh are participating with a large number of hotels and agents from their regions, as Partner States for TTF Surat. Jharkhand and Andaman & Nicobar are Feature States for TTF in Surat. Jammu and Kashmir Tourism too is participating at the three-day travel fair. Other states being represented at TTF Surat are Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.

Hallmark Tour is the Holiday Partner for TTF Surat and AAI Fly Travel Hub, Skyline Holidays, Shree Sati Online, Best Voyage Pvt Ltd are Featured Exhibitors of the travel fair.

TTF Surat is supported by Incredible India, TAAI, OTOAI, ATOAI, ADTOI, IATO, IAAI, SKAL INTERNATIONAL, ETAA, SATA, TAG, SGTCA.

Just after TTF Surat, TTF Pune will be held from September 28-30 at the  Messe Global Seasons Mall, followed by TTF Mumbai from October 5-7 at the Nehru Centre, Worli.

Suratis are sought after all over India and abroad as enthusiastic about travelling with considering purchasing power. TTF Surat aims to cater to this huge market by promoting face to face interaction between buyers and sellers.