India International Travel Mart events will be conducted in eight major markets of India during 2017-18

India International Travel Mart events will be conducted in eight major markets of India during 2017-18

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions, a leading travel events organiser in India, has announced that its India International Travel Mart (IITM) events will be conducted in eight major markets of India during 2017-18.

With organisations and tourism boards from over 25 Indian states and over 30 countries taking part, India International Travel Mart will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture and heritage, beaches, hills and many more. The events for 2017 shall have over 400 participants from over 30 countries and over 25 Indian states. The participants include travel agents and tour operators, destination management companies, hotels and resorts, national tourist offices, online travel portals, adventure tour operators, eco-toursim activities, etc.

Rohit Hangal, director, Sphere Travelmedia, added “With the present ongoing slowdown in international arrivals into India, the events provide the right impetus to woo the Indian domestic tourism industry. With a base of over 200 million discerning domestic travel seekers, it is a year-long market no hospitality and travel organisation can ignore.”

Sanjay Hakhu, director, Sphere Travelmedia, said “India in spite of the present business environment is fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive countries for the travel trade industry both for leisure and business travel. A combination of factors is responsible for the growth and demand of travel trends from India”.

Tourism studies and trends indicate that the year 2017- 18 will see more than 20 million tourists embanking on overseas travel and with the advent of low cost international airfares, holiday packages that are available on monthly instalments payable over a period of time, international travel is no longer a luxury.

This year India International Travel Mart will see several new products in the hospitality and travel sphere being unveiled, it said.

The events will be held in the following cities:
* IITM Chennai: July 14 – 16, 2017
* IITM Bangalore: July 21- 23, 2017
* IITM Mumbai: Sept 22- 24, 2017
* IITM Pune: Sept 24- 26, 2017
* IITM Hyderabad: Dec 1- 3, 2017
* IITM Cochin: Jan 18- 20, 2018
* IITM Kolkata: Feb 23- 25 2018

 

News Source: tradearabia.com

 

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