December 06, 2017
 

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions organized its 101st edition of India International Travel Mart (IITM) from 24 - 26 November at the Deccan College Ground, Yerawada in Pune. It was inaugurated by Dr. Siddharth Dhende, Deputy Mayor of Pune Municipal Corporation on 24 November.

With this year’s edition of IITM in Kolkata, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions completes 18 successful years of providing the travel and tourism industry and discerning buyers from the travel trade and corporate sector, an unparalleled opportunity to do business. IITM showcased a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture and heritage, beaches, hills and many more. The event had 117 participants from over 10 countries and over 20 Indian states. The participants include travel agents and tour operators, DMC, Hotels & Resorts, National Tourist Organizations, Cruises, Airlines, Online Travel Portals, etc.

Some of the International participants this year included exhibitors from Dubai, Mauritius, Nepal, Sri Lanka and many more.
The participants from state tourism boards were include Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Bodoland, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and many more. More than 200 hotels and resorts participated from all across India, making it one of the most diverse ranges of hospitality products in the country on display.
The event attracted over 780 Trade Visitors, 4250 General visitors and 28 media personnel during the three days.

Highlights
· Maharashtra was the ‘Host State’ for IITM Pune.
· Gujarat was the ‘Partner State’ while Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan were the ‘Feature States’.
· Bodoland, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh were the ‘Focus States’ at the event.
· Mauritius was the ‘Partner Country’
· Representation from different travel and tourism products of Goa, Delhi NCR, Himachal, Punjab, J&K, etc.

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