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Utah Office of Tourism aims to increase market share in India in 2023

The Utah Office of Tourism organised a series of roadshows and media meets in Mumbai and Delhi from 16-20 January 2023.

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A series of roadshows and media meets in Mumbai and Delhi

The aim was to deepen the Utah Office of Tourism’s existing partnerships and foster new ones with tourism stakeholders, airline partners, the local travel trade, and the media community.

The events were attended by the Utah Office of Tourism team –  Rachel Bremer, Global Markets Director, and  Zach Fyne, Global Markets Specialist, who were seen enthusiastically interacting with the travel fraternity and media professionals while assuring them about the importance of the India market for Utah’s tourism industry.

The events also saw officials from U.S. Commercial Services marking their presence.

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The Utah Office of Tourism organised a series of roadshows and media meets in Mumbai and Delhi

Commercial Officer David Pasquini and. Ruma Chatterjee was present in Mumbai, while Commercial Attaché  Debra Martin and Aashima Sachdeva attended events in Delhi.

While throwing light on the efforts that the Utah Office of Tourism took to increase its market share from India in 2022, Zach Fyne said, “Bringing a new destination on the other side of Earth to a market as massive as India is a challenge we’ve been thrilled to take on. Our India in-market representatives at AVIAREPS have spent 2022 traveling across the country and beyond to create the right brand awareness by organising Sales Trips across Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Punjab, and Mumbai; conducting Trade Roadshows across Gujarat, Chennai, and Pune and participating in conference like OTM, SATTE, etc.”

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A series of roadshows and media meets in Mumbai and Delhi

He continued, ” Apart from this, partnering with affluent consumer media platforms and maintaining a presence on the India-targeted social media platforms have been instrumental for them in reaching the consumer market”.

In 2023, the Utah Office of Tourism will aim at doubling down on the achievements it accomplished in 2022, by continuing to collaborate with top wholesalers in building out new Utah products, hosting more travel trade and
media across the state to absorb and learn the destination offerings, attend roadshows in partnership with Indian DMCs to spread awareness of Utah-based tours, and opt-in to the Brand USA roadshow in March for additional exposure.

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A series of roadshows and media meets in Mumbai and Delhi

“We will be continuing to focus on the leisure market as our main target in the market with a special emphasis on experienced travellers to the United States that already have a U.S. visa and are open to exploring the beautiful scenic landscapes of the American West”, added Zach.

Zach Fyne, Global Markets Specialist, Utah Office of Tourism with Kewal and Kamal Gill
Zach Fyne, Global Markets Specialist, Utah Office of Tourism with Kamal Gill and Kewal Gill

The Utah Office of Tourism has also been working on developing a new training platform, Utah Specialist Academy, for the travel trade to become certified as Utah Specialists, with a heavy emphasis on showcasing beautiful imagery and video assets to drive home the gorgeous landscapes each region of the state has to offer across the platform. The platform will be launched in early 2023.

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