IITM Pune 2021 - Witnesses over 350 trade visitors in Pune

IITM Pune 2021 - Witnesses over 350 trade visitors in Pune

As the tourism world slowly gets on recovery mode, we are pleased to announce our first event of the Calendar. Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions concluded 124th edition of its ‘India International Travel Mart’, held from 4 – 5 February 2021 at Deccan College Grounds, Yerawada.

The event was inaugurated by Smt. Neelam Khajuria, Joint Director, Jammu & Kashmir Tourism, Mr. Behram Fayed, Chairman, TAAI and Mr. Krishna Gopalan, Hon Secretary, SKAL India.

 The two-day event showcased glimpses from the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The time for IITM Pune perfect for the upcoming summer holiday season in India, long weekends as well as round-the-year travel, vacations and business plans. The event provides unmatched 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 multiple impacts. The participants from the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and many more destinations will be seen aggressively marketing their products will be there with their travel and tourism stakeholders”.




  • Gujarat Tourism is the ‘Partner State’ at ‘India International Travel Mart’ this year.
  • Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Tourism is the ‘Feature State’ at the event.
  • Other states being represented include Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Delhi, Ladakh, Kerala and Karnataka
  • Diverse Tourism segments on display such as Pilgrimage Travel, Adventure, Cultural pursuits, shopping tours, etc.
  • The event is being supported by ‘Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India’.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Hakhu, Director, Sphere TravelMedia said, “India will be one of the earliest destinations to recover, in spite of the present prevalent business environment and is fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive markets for the travel trade industry both for leisure and business travel. The visitor profile is on a B2B format like and will have over 2000 Travel Agents and tour-operators’ buyers over two days”.