New Delhi, Nov 5 (UNI) Incredible India is the theme of the India Pavilion of the Ministry of Tourism at the three-day long World Travel Market (WTM), which opened in London, UK on Monday. Being held from November 4-6, WTM has in the past four decades grown in to the world’s largest exhibition attracting more than 5,000 exhibitors from 182 countries and regions and more than 51,000 participants.
As many as 32 stakeholders, including State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, Air India, IRCTC, hotels, wellness resorts and tour operators are taking part as co-exhibitors in the India Pavilion. A panel discussion was organised on Monday on the theme ‘Incredible India ? Find the Incredible You’ for showcasing India as an experiential destination and to make tourists realise the wider potential for experiences on offer in India. The panel discussion was moderated by Nina Dos Santos, CNN Europe Editor.
Tourism Secretary Yogendra Tripathi is leading the official delegation at WTM 2019 which also includes Additional Director General (Tourism) Ms Rupinder Brar. India Pavilion at WTM 2019 was inaugurated on November 4 by the Secretary (Tourism) and High Commissioner of India to the UK Ruchi Ghanashyam.
Besides, showcasing India’s various tourism products, this year, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the Statue of Unity are also being publicised in the India Pavilion at WTM 2019.A number of activities including cultural programmes, yoga demonstration, henna application, Indian food tasting, turban tying, saree tying demonstrations are being organised in the Pavilion.WTM is one of the must-attend business-to-business exhibition for the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
Participants include senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL ? London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM London, an official release here said.