New York City Tourism + Conventions, Destination DC hosts travel trade networking in Bengaluru & New Delhi
York City Tourism + Conventions, Destination DC along with Experience Kissimmee and Carnival Cruises in partnership with Discover Destinations organsed an event for the travel trade in Bengaluru followed by New Delhi at the American Center in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.
These gatherings attracted considerable attention, as 50 agents from the travel industry in Bangalore and 30 agents in New Delhi, including senior agents and company leaders, were in attendance. The campaign incorporated various strategic components to actively engage the travel trade community.
New York City Tourism + Conventions updated the travel agents about the recent airport, hotel and sightseeing developments along with key events including the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, Sail GP in 2024 and the FIFA World Cup coming to New York and New Jersey in 2026. Additionally, New York City Tourism + Conventions also announced the relaunch of Travel Trade Academy, an educational trade resource, with Hindi subtitles.
Destination DC’s presentation guided the agents on how to increase overnight stays in Washington, DC by adding activities in neighborhoods including The Wharf, Georgetown, and Capitol Hill in an effort to educate what’s “beyond the National Mall’s monuments, memorials and museums. These activities will help the agents to spruce up the existing itineraries.
Experience Kissimmee, Florida showcased how Kissimmee is a fun family destination for all age groups by highlighting the popular Theme Parks like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld as well as a plethora of indoor and outdoor adventure activities like airboat rides, ziplining, kayaking, and much more. Additionally, Experience Kissimmee also emphasized how beneficial it is to stay in their Vacation Homes, Hotels, and Resorts, by taking advantage of a large inventory, great services, affordable pricing, and proximity to all major Central Florida attractions.
Jonathan Heimer, Minister Counselor for U.S. Commercial Service, said, “The travel and tourism promotion event, in collaboration with New York City Tourism + Conventions and Destination DC, was a remarkable success. It brought together dedicated professionals and provided valuable insights. The high level of engagement and enthusiasm demonstrated by all involved reaffirms our commitment to India in promoting tourism. We look forward to even more fruitful collaborations in the future”.
The aim of the event was to promote and expand tourism to the U.S. with a particular focus on leisure travelers, visitors coming to see friends and relatives (VFR), and student groups, the event aimed to showcase the diverse attractions and experiences New York City and Destination DC offers. The event served as a platform for sharing valuable information, insights, and updates on various destinations in the U.S.