The flagship event of India Tourism – India Tourism Mart (ITM) was held from 23-25 September at the Ashok Hotel in New Delhi. This event, focused very much on B2B business had over 240 delegates from 51 countries including Australia dealt with over 160 Indian sellers with a firm interest in selling Indian Tourism products in their countries and seeking partnerships with Indian travel trade. After the event there were FAM trips to various parts of India to get overseas delegates a taste of what India has in the menu. The Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways & Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari and the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the mega event organized jointly by The Ministry of Tourism and the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) .
This is the second edition of the Mart being organized on lines of major international travel marts held annually in countries across the world. The Mart will provide a platform at the national level for trade and hospitality service providers in the country to interact and conduct business with their counterparts from overseas