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IITM Kolkata 2016

Date : 04 March 2016 - 06 March 2016 | Location : Milan Mela Trade Centre, Opp Science City Kolkata

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IITM Kolkata 2016

Theme: Summer Holiday!

Travel the country..See the world!

Inauguration by Shri AB Bardhan, IAS

Principal Secretary, Tourism

Govt. of West Bengal

At 1200 Noon on 4th March 2015


We are pleased to announce the forthcoming edition of 'India International Travel Mart' at Kolkata. With this year's edition of 'IITM' in Kolkata, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., completes 17 years of creating businessopportunities for the Hospitality, travel and Tourism industry from India and abroad.


'India International Travel Mart', at present is being organized in key source markets of Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Cochin and now Kolkata. 'India International Travel Mart' established in 1998, is India's premier Travel and Tourism Exhibition. The forthcoming edition of 'IITM' is in its Inaugural year at Kolkata will have over 125 participants from fifteen Indian states and five countries.




The event is being organized in association with 'West Bengal Tourism'. The event has than 15 state tourism departments participating, making it one of the highlights of the travel industry in the country.

Indonesia Tourism is the ‘Partner Country’ at the event. A Delegation from Indonesia will be attending the event. Other International destinations include Dubai, Italy and Nepal.

Gujarat Tourism is the ‘Partner State’ at the Event.

Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh are the Feature States at the event.

Other state being represented include Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Punjab, Kerala, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa etc

Travel Agent and Hotelier delegation from Jammu & Kashmir are looking at wooing the West Bengal travel market for the coming summer season.

Special Packages to over 100 destinations

More than 100 hotels and resorts are participating from all over India, making it one of the most diverse ranges of hospitality products in the country on display.

Diverse Tourism segments are on display such as Pilgrimage Travel, Adventure, Cultural pursuits, shopping tours, etc.

More than 20% increase in Exhibitor space.

Footfalls of over 15,000 discerning Holiday seekers expected.

Oyo Rooms is the Platinum Hospitality Partner




- Attractive discounts on offer for Spot Bookings.

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

- Entry is free


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


The Exhibitor Profile Includes National Tourism Organizations & 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 & Holiday financiers, Technology Providers, Hotel Reservation Networks, Hotels & Resorts, Wild – life Resorts, Health Spas and Ayurvedic Center's, Time - Share Resorts, Eco – Clubs and Adventure Sports, Education 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


Boost to Domestic Tourism:

Mr. Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia added “With the present ongoing recession International Arrivals in India has dropped and ‘India International Travel Mart’ provided the right impetus to the Indian domestic tourism industry. The participants from the states and Union Territories as diverseas Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands, Bihar & Jharkhand etc and many more destinations will be seen marketing their products”.

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

Tourism Studies and Trends indicate that the year 2016 – 17 will see more than 18 million tourists embanking on overseas travel and with the advent of low cost international airfares, holiday packages that are available on monthly installments payable over a period of time, International Travel is no longer a luxury.

Tags : IITM , Kolkata

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