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IITM Expo Pune edition held today .

(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - November 25th, 2017 - 3 Days Expo Inauguration by  Dr Siddharth Dhende  Hon'ble deputy mayor of Pune Municipal Corporation on 24th  November 2017 .

Build partnerships at the best avenue to promote inbound, outbound and domestic tourism.

After phenomenally successful events in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, the stage is now set for India International Travel Mart (IITM) Pune. ‘Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions’ is pleased to announce its 101st edition of IITM in Pune scheduled to take place from 24 – 26 November 2017 at Deccan College Ground, Ranjeet Nagar, Yerawada ,Pune.

The three-day event will showcase glimpses from the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. The time of IITM Pune is perfect for the upcoming Christmas & New Year Holidays, long weekend, weekend holidays as well as round-the-year travel, vacations and business plans. The exhibition would be open between 11 am and 7.00 pm during the three days. Entry is free.

IITM will showcase a variety of destinations from different spheres such as pilgrimages, adventures, culture and heritage, beaches, hills and many more. The event will have over 120 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 include exhibitors from Dubai, Mauritius, Nepal, Sri Lanka and many more.


·         Attractive discounts on offer for Spot Bookings.

·         The Visitor Profile is on a B2B & B2C format.

·         Entry is free

The exhibition provides an ideal 'marketing opportunity' and an 'excellent backdrop' to enhance the participant's 'brand-equity' in the eyes of the travel trade and the discerning end consumer.

The Exhibitor Profile includes National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) and State Tourism Promotion Boards, Destination Management Organizations, airlines, charters, railways, passenger transporters and car rentals, shipping, cruise liners, travel agents and tour operators, holiday packages and holiday financiers, technology providers, hotel reservation networks, hotels & resorts, wildlife resorts, health spas and Ayurvedic centres, timeshare resorts, eco–clubs and adventure sports, educational institutions in the field of hospitality and tourism studies.

Visitor Profile:

·         Visitors from the Travel - trade Industry

·         Business Travellers & Key Corporate Decision Makers

·         Discerning Holiday Makers

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Hakhu, Director, Sphere Travelmedia, said, “India, despite the present business environment, is fast emerging as one of the most interesting and productive countries for the travel trade industry for both 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 and will have over 15,000 buyers over three days.”

Tourism studies and trends indicate that 2017 – 18 will see more than 20 million Indian tourists embanking on overseas travel. With the advent of low cost international airfares and holiday packages being available on monthly instalments payable over a period of time, international travel is no longer a luxury.


·         Maharashtra is the Host State for IITM Pune.

·         Gujarat is the ‘Partner State’ while Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka and Rajasthan will be theFeature States’at the event.

·         Bodoland, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh are theFocus States’at the event.

·         Mauritius is the ‘Partner Country’

·         Representation from different travel and tourism products of Goa, Delhi NCR, Himachal, Punjab, J&K, etc.

·         Some of the States and Union Territories being represented 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 are participating from all across 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.

·         Delegations from Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat will woo the Pune travel market for the upcoming Christmas & New Year Holiday season.

The fair is being organized with a view to increase the inflow of tourists in India and also drive the policies that help the sector grow. IITM covers eight key markets across the country annually including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kochi and Kolkata.

Boost for Domestic Tourism

The event showcases virtually 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 the 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 Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and many more destinations will be seen aggressively marketing their products will be there with their travel and tourism stakeholders”. The event showcases more than 120 destinations from over 18 Indian states.

About ‘Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions’

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.,’ is India's leading Travelmedia companies with established brands for the Indian travel and tourism industry such as ‘India International Travel Mart’ – India's premier Travel and Tourism Exhibition and ‘Outbound Travel Roadshow’ – India's only Multi – Destination Buyer – Seller Meet & ‘Business Travel & Meetings Expo’ – The Corporate Travel, Incentive and Conference Exhibition’.

About India International Travel Mart

IITM - India's premier Exhibition that showcases of travel, tourism, hospitality, leisure and other related industries. It is aimed at bringing the Industry, face-to-face with the travel trade, Corporate Buyer and the end-customer with the requisite purchasing power. ‘India International Travel Mart’, India’s premier travel and tourism Exhibition brand established in 1998 by Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions’is held at the country’s major markets of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Gurgaon, Cochin, and now in Kolkata.

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Varaprasada Rao.  P.V

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