According to news reports, QnA International is set to organise MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress on July 25 and 26 at the Hyatt Regency Mumbai, stated a release. The event will focus on the growing importance of the Indian MICE and luxury traveller.
The UNWTO predicts that India will account for 50 million outbound tourists by 2020. With more than 1.2 billion inhabitants and an increasing GDP, India is one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world. Being the third fastest growing global economy and its increasing dominance in international trade has compelled many international suppliers and foreign tourism boards to have a focused strategy for the Indian outbound MICE segment.
Realising the potential of the Indian outbound segment, ITL World is ready to cater to the enterprising emerging MICE market by partnering with the MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress 2013 to cater to the needs of Indian corporate and business travel buyers. “ITL World is proud to be in alliance with MICE India and Luxury Congress 2013, one of the most dynamic business focused congress today. This is more than just a great platform for us to showcase our unique MICE solutions to the Indian market. ITL World having originated from India, gives us an edge over our competitors,” noted Rafeeq Mohammed, Regional Head GCC, ITL World.
According to Mischa Mannix-Opie, Regional Manager for South and South East Asia, New Zealand, “Tourism New Zealand views India market as a priority emerging market and we have secured additional funding to increase our marketing efforts in India market in the next three years. The MICE sector will be a key focus in our new marketing plan. We currently host many Indian incentive groups annually. As we build our profile in the sector we look forward to hosting more India incentive groups in 100% Pure New Zealand,”
According to G B Srithar, Area Director, South Asia, Singapore Tourism Board, “Singapore continues to receive many international accolades as a MICE destination. In India, it has established itself as a top-of-mind destination for meetings and incentive travel among the Indian corporate entities. With business travellers and event organisers becoming more discerning, the challenge lies in maintaining our leading position as a business city of choice through constant innovation while staying relevant and competitive by providing personalised and enriching experiences that meet the evolving needs of our visitors.”