Maharashtra International Travel Mart
The state of Maharashtra and Mumbai city have over the years contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and oversea
The state of Maharashtra and Mumbai city have over the years contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and overseas. The inaugural edition of ‘Maharashtra International Travel Mart’ is set on a B2B platform with over 250 registered buyers and media from over 30 countries exploring business opportunities for discerning travel and tourism products. These features will make the event one of the most sought-after travel events in the country.
Mrs. Valsa R Nair Singh, IAS, Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of Maharashtra said “Maharashtra is home to the largest inventory of tourism products that the country has to offer with five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, over 900 caves, 350 forts with splendid wildlife and world-class beaches to adorn. ‘Maharashtra International Travel Mart’, being held for the first time will provide the impetus to the inbound travel and tourism industry and would enhance the marketing efforts of Maharashtra Tourism to promote our destinations to the travel trade and tourists from all over the world.”
The Hosted buyers will be invited from the following key inbound markets: Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Israel Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK, USA, South Africa, Singapore, etc.
The event is supported by major travel – trade and hospitality association in India such as ‘Association of Domestic Tour Operators Association of India (ADTOI), Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and Indian Association of Tour Operators.
EXCLUSIVE MAHARASHTRA PAVILION: Destination Maharashtra
Maharashtra has been one of India’s biggest tourist attractions with its wide arena of magnetisms. Mumbai being India’s biggest gateway city has been a key contributor to the Indian tourism visitor figures.
The exclusive pavilion of Maharashtra shall showcase the different facets of Maharashtra such as festivals of Maharashtra, its beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Konkan Region, Pilgrimage Destinations, Wildlife and National Parks, Medical Tourism, Destination Management Companies, Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Handicrafts, Cultural Vistas, etc.
Hosted Buyer Program:
Maharashtra’s gross state domestic product for 2011 is estimated at INR 9013 billion (US$150 billion) in current prices. As of 2010 Maharashtra had a Per Capita Income of $ 1,660, far ahead of national average of $1,219. Maharashtra’s GDP Per Capita crossed the US$ 2,000 threshold for the first time in 2011 making it one of the richest states in India.
Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra houses the headquarters of almost all major banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and mutual funds.
About Maharashtra Tourism: Maharashtra is a land endowed with an array of destinations that has enchanted visitors from the world over. Blessed with its 720 kilometers of lyrical coastline separated by the mystical Western Ghats to its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Maharashtra has more to offer than most parts of the country. Wildlife and adventure, Hill stations and a cultural milieu that is unparalleled. Maharashtra invites the world’s leading tour operators and media to acquaint them of the state’s tourism product portfolio, engage and do business with the trade partners.
MUMBAI (BOMBAY) – From its earliest days as an important commercial Centre, Mumbai today is the financial Centre of India, home to the country’s largest stock exchange and the heart of its banking industry. It handles nearly a third of India’s foreign trade and is host to a large number of foreign multinationals. It is an important Centre of the gem trade and film industry – Bollywood – is a national institution. For many visitors, the city is only a point of arrival, a springboard for the south or the architectural glories of the north.
An island connected by bridges to the mainland- Mumbai is the industrial hub of everything from textiles to petrochemicals, and responsible for half of India’s foreign trade. With a population of 18 million and growing, Mumbai is India’s biggest market for Travel and Tourism products and Services as well. (Population: 19 million)