Sphere Travel Media & Exhibitions recently hosted the 113th edition of its ‘India International Travel Mart’ (IITM), from February 22-24, 2019, at Science City Exhibition Grounds, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata.
With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’ Kolkata, Sphere Travel Media & Exhibitions completes 20 years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel-trade and corporate sector an opportunity to do business.
‘India International Travel Mart’ showcased a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills and much more. The event had over 250 participants from over 8 countries and over 20 Indian states. The participants included Travel Agents & Tour Operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, National Tourist Organizations, Cruises, Airlines, Online Travel Portals etc.
The three-day event showcased glimpses from the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The time for IITM Kolakata was perfect for the upcoming holiday season in India, such as summer vacations, the long weekends, as well as round-the-year travel, vacations and business plans.
Speaking on the occasion, Sanjay Hakhu, Director, Sphere Travel Media 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. The visitor profile is on a B2B & B2C format-like and will have over 15,000 buyers over three days”.
Tourism Studies and Trends indicate that the year 2019 – 2020 will see more than 20 million Indian tourists embanking on overseas travel and with the advent of low-cost international airfares and holiday packages that are available on monthly installments payable over a period of time, International travel is no longer a luxury.
The exhibition was open between 11.00 am - 7.00 pm during the three days.