Travel Media & Exhibition” is pleased to announce the 99th Edition of
its “India International Travel Mart”, to be held from 21 to 23 July,
2017 at The Bengaluru Palace Grounds. The exhibition will be
inaugurated by Shri Naveen Raj Singh, IAS, Secretary to Government,
Tourism Department, Government of Karnataka, along with Hon. John
Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Department and Christian Religious Affairs
and , Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, at 12 noon on 21 July, 2017 at the
Venue. National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) representing different countries
and tourism boards of many Indian states will participate in this Bengaluru
edition with a view to showcase their latest tourism products, destination and
services such as culture and heritage, adventure, pilgrimage, beaches,
wildlife, nature, among others. The exhibitors at IITM Bengaluru will include
NTOs representing countries such as Ajman, Dubai, Maldives, Nepal, Sri
Lanka and the United Kingdom. State Tourism Boards
representing Andhra Pradesh, Bodoland, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat,
Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya
Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tripura and Uttarakhand will
take part in the event. A highlight in this event will be the
participation of the Bodoland region as well as the Karnataka Wine Board.
Destination Management companies (DMCs), hotel chains and resorts, airlines,
cruises, Online Travel Agents (OTAs), travel agents, tour operators and
associations with overseas presence, will exhibits their products and offerings
at the venue.
on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Hakhu, director, Sphere Travel Media
& Exhibitions, said, “India, despite the present business environment, is
fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive countries for the
travel industry, both for leisure and business travel. A combination of
factors is responsible for the growth and demand of travel trends from India.
The visitors profile is on a B2B & B2C format like and will have over 15,000
buyers over three
· Sri Lanka is the
“Partner Country at “India International Travel Mart in 2017.
representation from different travel and tourism products of Karnataka.
· From India,
Gujarat, Goa & Kerala are the “Partner States” while Rajasthan and
Uttarakhand will be the “Feature Destinations” at the event.
· Karnataka is the
Host State for the event. Other states being represented include Kerala, Delhi,
Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and many more. More
than 200 hotels and resorts are participating from all over India, making it
one of the most diverse ranges of hospitality products in the country on
· Diverse Tourism
segments on display such as Pilgrimage Travel, Adventure, Cultural pursuits,
shopping tours, etc.
Flight offerings from Air India and Sri Lankan Airlines.
International Travel Mart” provides an ideal “market opportunity” and
“excellent backdrop” to enhance the participant’s “brand –equity” in the
eyes of the discerning end consumer and the travel-trade.
Mr. Rohit Hangal, Director, added, “Domestic
travel as the “backbone” of India’s Tourism portfolio and with an estimated 561
million domestic tourist visits, this segment is probably the 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 linkages effects and multiple impacts. The participants from the
states of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal
Pradesh, and many more destinations will be seen aggressively marketing their
products will be there with their travel and tourism stakeholders.” The event showcases
more than 1000 destination from over 25 states.