Ministry of Tourism(MoT), Government of India will participate in World Travel Market (WTM) 2022 to be held in London from November 7 to 9.
The World Travel Market ranks as one of the largest travel exhibitions in the world.
The theme of this year`s exhibition is ‘The Future of Travel Starts Now’. India’s participation is particularly significant as the country has now reopened to foreign tourists after a gap of almost 2 years.
In 2019 the contribution of travel and tourism to India`s GDP was 5.19 pc, while the tourism sector accounted for 79.86 million jobs (direct and indirect employment).
A total of 16 stakeholders, including from State Governments, other Central Ministries Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the industry partner, DMCs, tour operators, hoteliers, travel agents, online travel agents, facilitators of medical value travel are participating as co-exhibitors in the India Pavilion. The objective is to showcase the diverse tourism products and services including Medical Value travel, luxury trains and the gamut of tourism products to the international business community.
During the visit to WTM 2022, the Indian delegation led by Arvind Singh, Secretary Tourism, Government of India will showcase the varied tourism offerings of India to the global tourism industry stakeholders such as tour operators, travel agents, media etc. As India is poised for massive growth in the tourism sector in the future, this visit shall also offer opportunity to the Indian Government delegation to showcase the investment opportunities and potential which India offers to the global investors.
India is also gearing up for the G20 Presidency which is scheduled to start from December 1, 2022. Under its Presidency, the country is expected to host over 200 meetings across 55 cities in the country. The G-20 Presidency will give India’s tourism sector an unparalleled opportunity to highlight India’s tourism offerings and share India’s tourism success stories on a global stage.