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India International Travel Mart, India's favourite travel exhibition is back in Mumbai



See the Country,Travel the World!

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions is pleased to announce the special tourism revival edition of ‘India International Travel Mart’, to be held from 19 – 20 November, 2021 at the Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai.

The 2 day expo was inaugurated by

Smt Malti Datta, From, India Tourism - Government of India

Mr. Sudhir Patil,President,North Konkan Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture Foundation

Mr. Jay Bhatia, Vice President, Travel Agents Association of India

Mr.Anoop kanuga, Travel Agents Association of India

MR.DHARMESH SHAH, Travel Agents Association of India

As the tourism world slowly gets on recovery mode, we are pleased to announce our third event of the Calendar. The first two events were held in Chennai & Bengaluru on October 18-19, 2021 and October 22-23, 2021 respectively. Both the events saw a tremendous response from the travel trade fraternity. The pandemic has affected the tourism industry hugely and as the industry attempts to get back into business mode, we are happy to add value to the recovery of the tourism industry.

India International Travel Mart’ showcased a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills and much more. The event had over 100 participants from over 15 Indian states along with international representation from Italy & Nepal. The participants include Travel Agents & Tour Operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, NationalTourist Organizations, Cruises,Airlines, Online TravelPortals etc.

The two-day event showcased glimpsesfrom the travel,tourism and hospitality industries. The time for IITM Mumbai was perfect for the upcomingholiday season in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr 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”.

Boost for Domestic Tourism:

The event showcases travel and hospitality products from every part of the country, making it one of the biggest congregations of travel-trade in the country.The event providesunmatched networking opportunities to interact with Travel-Trade and Corporate Buyers alike.

Mr Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia added: ‘domestic travel as the backbone’ of India’s tourism portfolio and with an estimated 561 million domestic tourist visits. This segment is probably only second to China in terms of sheer size. With the rapid economic development taking place in the country and availability of greater disposable income combined with affordable holiday packages, tourism in India is increasing steadily and acts as a catalyst for the furthering the economic growth in view of its wide-ranging linkage effects and multipleimpacts”.

Highlights:

· Karnataka & Gujarat were the ‘Partner States’

· Chhattisgarh was ‘Feature States’

· International representation from Italy & Nepal

· Other states being represented include Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Andaman, Uttar Pradesh,Maharashtra, Goa, Telanganaand many more.

· More than 100 travel organizations, hotels and resorts participated from all over India, making it one of the most diverse ranges of hospitality products in the country on display.

· Supported by India Tourism, the event showcased diverse Tourism segments such as Pilgrimage Travel,Adventure, Cultural pursuits, shopping tours, etc.

The 'India International Travel Mart' provides an ideal 'marketing opportunity' and 'excellent backdrop' to enhancethe participant's 'brand-equity' in the eyes of the discerning end consumer and the travel-trade.



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