events to be conducted in eight major markets of India
With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions completes sixteen years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade an opportunity to do and transact business. With organizations and tourism boards from over 50 Countries, ‘India International Travel Mart’ will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills, pilgrimagesand many more.
The events for 2015-16 shall have over 750+ participants from over 50 countries. The participants include Travel agents & Tour Operators, DMCs, Hotels & Resorts, International Tourist Offices, Online Travel Portals, Adventure Tour Operators, Eco – Tourism activities, etc.
Mr. Sanjay Hakhu, Director, Sphere Travelmedia said, “We are not the only one who is looking forward to the event. Indian and International visitors from the travel trade have every reason to be equally pleased.The UNWTO predicts that India will account for 50 million outbound tourists by 2020. Hence, this is a very good sign for the India Outbound market!”
“IITM, is the biggest ever travel trade show in India, has recorded a 20% growth over last year. With participation of over 750+ exhibitors from 50 countries, IITM is spread over totally 25,000 sq m, housing various domestic and international destinations, state and country pavilions, hotels and resorts, travel agents, tour Operators and other travel service providers. Around 1,50,000 travel trade visitors from all over India and various international locations are expected to visit the show. The rising popularity of the IITM not only reinforces leadership and
Popularity of the show, but is increasing public policy support from the governments at the central and state levels, to the tourism industry “enumerated Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia.
• This year ‘India International Travel Mart’ will see several new products in the Hospitality and Travel sphere being unveiled. • The ‘India International Travel Mart’ provides an ideal ‘marketing opportunity’ and ‘excellent backdrop’ to enhance the participant’s ‘brand-equity’ in the eyes of the discerning end consumer and the travel-trade. • Boost for Outbound Tourism: Outbound Travel being another of India’s biggest travel segment, this year shall see participants from over 50 different countries. • The events are supported by major associations such as ‘Outbound Tour Operators Association of India’, ‘Indian Association of Tour Operators’, Travel Agents Association of India etc.