India International Travel Mart (IITM), India’s Premier Travel and Tourism Exhibition have announced the 2017 Calendar of Travel Events. This year it is to be launched in Ahmedabad.
IITM Chennai: 14 – 16 July 2017
IITM Bangalore: 21 – 23 July 2017
IITM Mumbai: 22 – 24 September 2017
IITM Pune: 24 – 26 November 2017
IITM Hyderabad: 1 – 3 December 2017
IITM Cochin: 18 – 20 January 2018
IITM Kolkata: 23 – 25 February 2018
More than 30 countries and over 25 Indian states to be showcased!
The IITM 2017-18 Calendar of events have been announced by Sphere Travel Media and the events are to be conducted in eight major markets of India.
The events for 2017 shall have over 400 participants from over 30 countries and over 25 Indian states. The participants include Travel agents & Tour Operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, National Tourist Offices, Online Travel Portals, Adventure Tour Operators, Eco – Tourism activities, etc.
Mr. Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia added “With the present ongoing slowdown in International Arrivals into India and ‘India International Travel Mart’ provides the right impetus to woo the Indian domestic tourism industry. With a base of over 200 million discerning domestic travel seekers, it is a yearlong market, no hospitality and travel organization can ignore”.
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”.
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.
India International Travel Mart provides an ideal marketing opportunity and excellent backdrop to enhance the participant & brand-equity; in the eyes of the discerning end consumer and the travel-trade.
Boost for Domestic Tourism: Domestic Travel being India’s biggest travel segment, this year shall see participants from over 25 different tourism verticals.
The event seeks the support of major associations such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India’, ‘Indian Association of Tour Operators’ and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India’, Adventure Tour Operators Association of India, ETAA, FHRAI, SIHRA and others.