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Pune & Hyderabad to host ‘India International Travel Mart’ India’s premier travel and tourism exhibition

With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’ in Pune, Sphere Travelmedia& Exhibitions has completed fifteen years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade and corporate sector an opportunity to do hard core business.

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions’ is pleased to announce its 78th& 79th editions of ‘India International Travel Mart‘ this November between 21 – 23 November, at Deccan College Grounds, Yerwada and at Hyderabad from the 28 – 30 November 2014 at Necklace Road.
 
With this year’s edition of ‘IITM’ in Pune, Sphere Travelmedia& Exhibitions has completed fifteen years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade and corporate sector an opportunity to do hard core business. With organizations and tourism boards from 5 countries and over 20 Indian states, ‘India International Travel Mart’ will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches, hills, cruises, luxury travel and many more. The participants include Travel agents & Tour Operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, National Tourist Organizations, and Online Travel Portals etc.
 
Some of the International participants of this year include Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and many more.
 
Speaking on the occasion, 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. The visitor profile is on a B2B & B2C format like and will have over 20,000 buyers over three days.
 
Tourism Studies and Trends indicate that the year 2014 – 15 will see more than 18million dollar spending 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. 
 
Highlights: 
• Maharashtra & Telangana Tourism to be the Host states
• This year Oman and Malaysia are the Focus Countries for IITM.
• Mauritius to be key Island Destination at IITM Hyderabad.
• Exclusive Special Offers to Malaysia. Only for visitors to IITM!
• From India Gujarat is the ‘Partner State’ while Karnataka & Rajasthan will be the ‘Feature States’ at the event.
• Other states being represented include Kerala, Punjab, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and many more. More than 150 hotels and resorts are participating from all over India, making it one of the most diverse ranges of hospitality products in the country on display.
• Diverse Tourism segments are on display such as Pilgrimage Travel, Adventure, Cultural pursuits, shopping tours, etc.
• Biggest Travel Events in Pune & Hyderabad. More than 20% increase in Exhibitor space
• Footfalls of over 20,000 discerning travel seekers expected.
• Live Holiday Auctions for the first time in the country at IITM Pune & Hyderabad.
 
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. 
 
The event showcases virtually travel and hospitality products from every part of the country, making it one of the biggest congregations of travel-trade in the country. The event provides unmatched networking opportunities to interact with Travel-trade and corporate buyers alike.
 
Mr. Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia added “Domestic Tourism is the backbone of the Indian travel Industry with arrivals in excess of over 500 million. With major segments such as Adventure, Pilgrimage and family oriented travel taking prominence at the IITM, specially in an era of people taking more number of holidays in a year, we have more than 1000 holiday options for every discerning traveller’. The states of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and many more destinations will be seen aggressively marketing their products”.
 
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