Berlin (Germany) – June 7, 2016 (travelindex.com) – ITB Berlin is pleased to announce its co-branded India show, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, the first pure outbound show for the Indian market , to be held in New Delhi from 3rd to 6th October, 2016. It is an alliance that focusses on the Power of the Indian Traveller, and the show will be organized by Cross Section Media, the country’s first mover in B2B travel marts, initiated over twenty years ago.
Destination India is happening, with a growth in GDP of over 7.5%, a growth that is widely expected to continue for some years. Its travel and tourism is showing impressive gains – the first quarter of 2016 registered the fastest growth in air travel globally. Indian domestic air travel is expected to exceed 100 million movements, outbound exceeded 18 million last year, growing almost 15 to 20% year on year.
The Indian market is eager to acquire new products and new destinations – BITB is the perfect platform for both old and new entrants into the Indian Outbound.
BITB will bring new streams of business, such as online and technology in travel, weddings, MICE, Luxury, and other niche segments, with corresponding buyers – these are the segments that are presently driving Indian travel and tourism. Traditional segments will also bring exhibitors and these would include cities and states, destinations, airlines and airports and hospitality. Big tickets partners will host strong accompanying conferences that will bring some of the finest thought leaders in these businesses.
BITB promises to be B2B with a difference, and is expected to bring over 12,000 attendees, comprising industry and government, from within India and around the world.
For more information on how to make the best of the growing Indian market, visit www.bitb.org.
About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
ITB Berlin 2017 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 8 to 12 March. From Wednesday to Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. Parallel with the trade show the ITB Berlin Convention, the world’s largest tourism convention, will be held from Wednesday, 8 to Saturday, 11 March 2017. More details are available at www.itb-convention.com. ITB Berlin is the global travel industry’s leading trade show. In 2016 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 187 countries exhibited their products and services to 180,000 visitors, who included 120,000 trade visitors.