Sphere Exhibitions Announces the 2021 Calendar of India International Travel Mart Events
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | July 1, 2021 | News
Sphere Exhibitions India International Travel Mart
Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions has announced the 2021 calendar of ‘India International Travel Mart’ (IITM) events to be conducted on-ground in nine major source markets of India. This year’s edition of IITM marks 22 years of these events by Sphere.
With organisations and tourism boards from over 25 Indian states, IITM will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills and more.
The events for 2021-’22 will feature over 500 participants across 15 key tourism segments, including tourism destinations, travel agents and tour operators, hotels and resorts, national tourist offices, online travel portals, adventure tour operators, eco-tourism activities, travel technology and wedding destinations.
The series kicks off in Chennai on 27 and 28 August 2021 and will conclude with a leg in Kolkata from 4 to 6 March 2022, covering Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad and Cochin in between.
Sanjay Hakhu, Director, Sphere Travelmedia, said, “International borders are slowly opening up and few destinations are gearing up to welcome tourists. India has always been a key source market for many international tourist destinations. And with the current rate of vaccination drive being carried out in the country, it is just a matter of time for tourists to embark on overseas travel.”
Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia, added “With India slowly emerging out of the pandemic and with increasing vaccination ‘Domestic Tourism’ will be the main focus this year. We, as the organizers of India International Travel Mart intend to provide the right impetus to the Indian domestic tourism segment. The easing of travel restrictions and states opening up their borders for tourism, domestic tourism will certainly see a surge. The base of over 500 million discerning domestic travel seekers, it is a yearlong bankable market, no hospitality and travel organization can ignore. The pent-up demand from lockdown fatigues, will boost domestic tourism figures to a new high.”
With international borders slowly opening up and a few international destinations gearing up to welcome tourists from India, IITM provides for the industry to create networking platforms and reinforce business opportunities.
Events for 2021-’22 will have over 500 participants from over 25 Indian states across 15 key tourism segments.