Travel Education Show


The Travel Education Show (TES) is a freshly-minted vertical starting November 2018. Created on the lines of other Travel Show events, TES is also a table-top platform, where exhibitors can meet hosted buyers in pre-fixed meeting slots. No education is complete without the broadening of one’s horizon through travel; meeting with different cultures worldwide and experiencing their civilisation through exposure to heritage monuments, museums, galleries, theme parks, zoos, team building and sports, with a focus on the special experiences that a destination has to offer. TES promises networking opportunities aplenty!

Most educational institutions are now increasingly moving focus from conventional, closed-classroom teaching to practical, first-hand experience with a mix of life lessons and actual experiences. There is little doubt that ‘Educational Tourism’ is turning out to be a segment of immense significance for school/college life, citing the benefits that are now being realised by these institutes in the form of social skills, ecological preservation, language learning, culture assimilation, exposure to state-of-the-art museum facilities, slice-of-life adventure trips, cross-cultural tolerance, healthy dialogue exchange and practical experiences.

To garner a market share in this sunrise segment, TES offers a B2B platform that is based on the model of ‘catching them young’, especially relevant nowadays as pan India school trips are increasingly becoming the norm duringSummer, while the Winter travel market is available for boarding schools.These are all future travellers to nurture. Principals, travel co-ordinators and other decision makers will be on hand for the exhibitors to meet, network, influence, form alliances and work towards closing business!

Why you should exhibit

  • A diverse forum featuring the cream ofIndian schools
  • A world of business opportunities to make the most of your time & investment
  • Meetings between a select number of exhibitors & top-level buyers
  • Meet school principals and top-level decision makers for holiday breaks
  • Network & build relationships for your future dealings
  • An excellent platform for: Tourism boards to share information about child-friendly activities and experiences; hotels with large room size inventories to fit in 3-4 kids per room; resorts with a full array of on-site facilities and activities to keep kids occupied; travel agents & tour operators dealing in this segment; ground transportation companies;visitor attractions and experiences with a focus on youth; airlines; SIM card providers, etc.,looking to gain a slice of the education market pie or to grow their existing market share


  • Selected, vetted and qualified buyers
  • Day 1: Pan India school principals or their second-in-command
  • Day 2: School trip co-ordinators, HR and administration heads who are direct connects in closing and executing business
  • 30 pre-scheduled face-to-face table-top meetings
  • Exclusive, undisturbed,by-invitation-only meeting format
  • Meticulously matched business suppliers, vendors and buyers

Key Trends 2012-18

  • 50 million outbound travellers from India by 2020, according to UNWTO
  • PATA study shows that Indians spend $3,000+ per person during their overseas holiday
  • India is one of the fastest growing outbound markets in the world. In absolute numbers, India is second only to China
  • Given the number of educational institutions in India, this segment has grown to be of significant size
  • Leading global tour operator Cox & Kings invested around Rs500 crore in this segment in 2012 by acquiring UK-based Holiday Break which specialises in this segment. They researched 300 schools pan India and then went ahead with their education travel focus
  • Over a century old, British-origin tour operator Thomas Cook, in its India operations, maintains a separate ‘Education Travel’division which formulates itineraries for students from classes 6–9 of the CBSE, ICSE and IB state boards.
  • Many other travel and tour operators specialise or operate only in this segment, especially in cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jalandhar, and Pune apart from Delhi-NCR.
  • All buyers go through a stringent filtration process
  • All exhibitors have the opportunity to recommend and invite their suggested buyers post the vetting process
  • Evening gala dinner with local buyers based out of event region for each of the events
  • About $5 million worth of business is expected to be transacted

Event Overview for Buyers

This is an all-inclusive event for buyers, who will be fully-hosted at the venue. This will include:

  • Accommodation: All buyers to be hosted on-site over the entire duration of the show they sign up for
  • All selected buyers will also have the opportunity to invite exhibitors of their choosing to participate in the event, in addition to the listed exhibitors
  • Complimentary meals throughout the duration of the event
  • Networking cocktails and gala dinner to offer ample opportunity to engage with exhibitors across platforms
  • Complete end-to-end transfer from source to destination, including flights to and fro, as well as local transport from the airport to the venue and back
  • Inclusive of promotional media coverage across HospitalityTalk, MiCETalk and TravTalk

bulls-eyeFact File

  • Event Venue: Mahabaleshwar
  • Event Date: November 17 – 18, 2018
  • Exhibitors: 30
  • Buyers: 30
  • At least 1800 face-to-face appointments over two days
  • Exclusive Media Coverage
  • Exceptional ROI

As per the show format, only one person will be permitted per table