Maharashtra to host ‘Maharashtra International Travel Mart’

From left to right Mr. Satish Soni, Jt MD, MTDC, Mrs. Valsa Nair Singh, Principle Secretory, GOM, Tourism & Cultural, Mr. Paraag Jaiin Nainutia, MD, MTDC at press conference announcing Maharashtra International Tourism Mart (MITM)

A global B2B platform by Maharashtra Tourism, 30 countries to witness the success of the mammoth event

The Government of Maharashtra is set to organise the ‘Maharashtra International Travel Mart’ (MITM). The inauguration ceremony will take place at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC),Nesco Complex, Off Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East) in Mumbai by hand of honorable CM Devendra Fadnavis from September 28 to 30, 2015. Spread over three days. MITM will showcase the tourism attractions of the state that would lead to an enhanced brand image of the destination.

With over 250 registered buyers, stakeholder of industry, hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, adventure tour operator and media from over 30 countries, Maharashtra state is set to provide a B2B platform for perceptive travel and tourism products. The event will showcase the best of what Maharashtra has to offer to the discerning travel trade from India and abroad.

The state has contributed towards being a large part of the India’s ever-growing tourism arrival figures, both to within India destinations and overseas. MITM will prove to be the most important events for travel events in the country.Mrs. ValsaNair Singh, Secretary Tourism GoM said “Maharashtra has been one of India’s biggest tourist attractions with its wide arena of magnetisms and 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.”

Stakeholders from industry will be invited from Netherlands, Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Israel Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK, USA, South Africa, Singapore, etc.The event will be 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.

MITM will be state’s largest trade exchange dedicated to the travel and tourism industry, with exceptional emphasis on bringing suppliers with first rate credentials face-to-face with premium buyers so as to establish and encourage new business relationships while furnishing the highest quality and price ratio with innovative packages and products. The event will showcase the different facets of Maharashtra, like the cultural festivals, its beaches, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Konkan Region, Pilgrimage Destinations, Wildlife and National Parks, Medical, Social and Study Tourism and more.

With excellent connectivity to and throughout the state, vivid heritage and natural attractions, diverse cuisine and its capital, Mumbai being the financial hub of the country, MITM 2015 will catapult Maharashtra’s tourism appeal across a much wider global audience.