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India International Travel Mart showcases India to the world

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions announced the 2014 Calendar of ‘India International Travel Mart’ events to be conducted in eight major markets of India.

With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions completes fifteen years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade an opportunity to do and transact business. 
With organizations and tourism boards from over 25 Indian states and over 35 countries, ‘India International Travel Mart’ will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills and many more.
The events for 2014 shall have over 500 participants from over 35 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. 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 2014 – 15 will see more than 18 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. 
  • The ‘India International Travel Mart’ provides an ideal ‘marketing opportunity’ and ‘excellent backdrop’ to enhance the participant’s ‘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 specialties.
  • The events are supported by major associations such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India’, ‘Indian Association of Tour Operators’ and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India’, etc
Mr. Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia added “With the present ongoing recession International Arrivals in India has dropped and India International Travel Mart provides the right impetus to 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”.

India International Travel Mart 2014
India’s Premier Travel & Tourism Exhibition (B2B & B2C)
• IITM CHENNAI: 11 – 13 July 2014
• IITM BANGALORE: 18 – 20 July 2014
• IITM GURGAON: 5 – 7 September 2014
• IITM MUMBAI: 12 – 14 September 2014
• IITM PUNE: 21 – 23 November 2014
• IITM HYDERABAD: 28 – 30 November 2014
• IITM COCHIN: 16 – 18 January 2015
• IITM KOLKATA: 20 – 22 February 2015
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