Over a week back, we announced the news of Read Scoops being media partner for the 2018 Times Travel Show – India’s first ever initiative on experiential and sustainable tourism. The event has just ended, having taken place on 24th and 25th February at MMRDA Grounds in BKC, Mumbai.
The show was held with the intention of bringing to the viewers various travel stories from around the globe; to help share experiences and make the travel scenario in India a much better affair. The Backpackers Summit is an allied summit with the TTS 2018 and this was set to be one of the highlights of the event.
A whole list of speakers were invited to the event, sharing their experiences with those present at the venue. A whole lot of travel enthusiasts were lining up at the MMRDA Grounds at 11 am on 24th February, to be a part of this historic initiative. The Backpackers Summit began with a panel discussion on ‘Making Travel Accessible for the Disabled’. The panel included the likes of the wheelchair-bound Rustom Irani and Nirmala Kewlani, Debolin Sen, Yeshwant Rao Holkar and the visually-impaired Divyanshu Ganatra. None of these people let diabilities come in the way of their travels and adventures.
The group spoke about difficulties faced by the disabled community of India, how they have overcome their difficulties and also how the travel community as a whole can help make the experience better for everyone, both handicapped and not handicapped. The crowd was enlightened and this was just the first session of the summit, which had many similar speakers and group discussions over the course of the 2-day event.
Apart from the story-sharing and other sessions that were taking place during these two days, there was also a lot to keep the audience entertained, including several travel and camping-related stalls, some fancy live music and quite a few movie screenings. Overall, the TTS 2018 exhibition was brilliantly organized by Event Capital, and we at Read Scoops are looking forward to witnessing similar events by them in the future.
Some pictures from the event: