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Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions is pleased to announce the 116 th edition of its ‘India International Travel Mart’, to be held from 13th – 15th September 2019 at the Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre – GUCEC,132 Feet Ring Rd, Memnagar, Ahmedabad. This is the first edition of ‘IITM’ in Ahmedabad. Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions completes twenty years of providing the travel industry and discerning buyers from the travel – trade and corporate sector an opportunity to do business.

IITM 2019 is the region’s premier B2B & B2C networking opportunity, for all professionals within this ever-growing industry. It is the most important national exhibition for Travel & Tourism Trade.

These events bring together thousands of key decision-makers from among National / State Government Tourism Departments, National / Regional Tourist Organizations, Destination Management Companies, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Amusement / Themes Parks, Railways, Airport Authorities, Air Charter Companies, Airlines – Domestic and International, Car Rental Companies,Convention Centres, Cruise Liners, Educational Institutes, Golf Courses &Resorts, Hotels & Resorts, IT Companies, Medical Tourism, Spas and Wellness Centres, Sports Tourism Products, International Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, etc globally.

‘India International Travel Mart’ has showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture & heritage, beaches,hills and much more. The event will have over 450 participants from over 15 countries and over 20 Indian states. The participants include Travel Agents &Tour Operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, National Tourist Organizations,Cruises, Airlines, Online Travel Portals etc.

The three-day event will showcase glimpses from the travel, tourism and
hospitality industries. The time for the first edition of IITM Ahmedabad is
perfect for the upcoming holiday season in India, Dussehra (Vijayadashami also known as Dasara, Dussehra. Dussehra is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri every year) & Deepavali, long weekends as well as round-the-year travel, vacations and business plans.

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 15,000 buyers over three days”.

Tourism Studies and Trends indicate that the year 2018 – 19 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 instalments payable over a period of time, International travel is no longer a luxury.

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:
The event showcases 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 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 Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and many more destinations will be seen aggressively marketing their products will be there with their travel and tourism stakeholders”.

  • Highlights:
  • Mauritius is the ‘Partner Country’ at ‘India International Travel Mart this year.
  • Some of the International participants who are participating this year are from Turkey, Malaysia and United Kingdom.
  • Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand are the ‘Partner States’ while Andaman & Nicobar, Assam, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal are the National participants at the event
  • Gujarat is the Host State for the event.
  • More than 200 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 on display such as Pilgrimage Travel,Adventure, Cultural pursuits, shopping tours, etc.
  • Exclusive Start-up Pavilion in the field of hospitality, travel and tourism.
  • International Holiday Packages from IRCTC