The 24th edition of the South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2017) was organised at Pragati Maida, New Delhi, from 15 to 17 February. The three-day programme was held at the Pragati Maidan convention centre, and was an opportunity for buyers and sellers to network with each other and develop new tourism products and packages.
SATTE 2017 was jointly launched by the Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Govt. of India Dr. Mahesh Sharma and Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Held annually, SATTE is one of India’s leading travel trade events. This year, it attracted more than 750 participants from over 35 countries and 28 Indian states, and about 20,000 visitors.
SATTE is a leader in travel trade shows across South Asia, featuring inbound, outbound and domestic travel. It is one of India‘s leading event, presenting a perfect platform to showcase travel products and services to the global travel trade community, with an opportunity to conduct business. It is an appropriate platform to meet & network with top decision makers from hotels & resorts, travel agencies & tour operators and MICE planners serving Indian inbound, outbound & domestic tourism, all under one roof
The SATTE Conference attracted the who’s who in the industry, including leading travel agents and tour operators, state tourism officials, heads of international tourism boards, hoteliers, aviation experts, and many more, from across the globe.
Sustainable tourism development was the main thrust of Satte 2017. Sustainable tourism is no longer just a mere cliche, but has become a major contributor to a more environmentally sustainable economy. With the right investment, tourism can be a lead change agent in the move to a green economy by driving economic growth and job creation. At the same time, it simultaneously improves resource efficiency, minimises environmental degradation as well as raises environmental awareness among travellers.
UNWTO has designated 2017 as the “International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”.