Ministry of Tourism to participate in World Travel Market 2022 from 7th to 9th November in London

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Ministry of Tourism, Government of India will participate in World Travel Market (WTM) 2022 from 7th to 9th November in London which is one of the largest international travel exhibitions. The theme of this year`s exhibition is ‘The Future of Travel Starts Now’. India is participating in WTM 2022 to showcase itself as a preferred destination for tourism.

After the vaccination campaign, the country is now ready for international tourists. In 2019, India’s contribution to GDP in travel and tourism was 5.19% of the total economy. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has been helped in a gradual recovery following the continuous efforts of the Central and State Governments.

A total of 16 stakeholders, including State Governments, other Central Ministries, the 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.

This year, Shri Arvind Singh, Secretary (Tourism), Government of India, is leading the Indian delegation, which includes Shri Rakesh Verma, and other senior officers. Along with this, representatives of Indian travel are also involved in this. G20 Presidency is scheduled to start on December 01, 2022, and India is ready for G20. More than 200 meetings are expected to be held in 55 cities of the country. The Ministry of Tourism aims to take the tourism sector to new heights and accelerate the transition to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, especially after the COVID pandemic.

After the COVID pandemic, the entire focus of the Ministry of Tourism is to take the tourism sector to greater heights and accelerate the process to achieve this target by 2030.

Seema Jain

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