The Ministry of Tourism, India, is going to participate in the upcoming World Travel Market (WTM) which will be held in London this year. The theme for this year’s World Travel Market will be ‘The Future of Travel Starts Now’.
The Ministry of Tourism of India is all set and ready to participate or partake in the World Travel Market (WTM) 2022.
The World Travel Market is considered to be one of the biggest international travel exhibitions ever. The Indian Ministry of Tourism will engage in the exhibition in the capital city of London, England on November 7-9.
The World Travel Market’s theme for the 2022 exhibition will be ‘The Future of Travel Starts Now’.
Ever since Covid-19 was announced, the tourism department or ministry in India has seen great loss.
The lockdowns which were a result of the Covid-19 outbreak impacted on a negative scale on the Indian Ministry of Tourism and the Indian economy as a whole.
79.86 million jobs, including both direct and indirect employment, were accounted for in the year 2019 by the tourism sector in India. This was before the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns hit the country.
However, the Indian Ministry of Tourism is slowly gaining ground again and is beginning to convalesce from the immense effects Covid-19 had on the ministry and the country affecting social welfare and economic growth.
The Indian government at the state and central levels and its persistent dedication and efforts have been instrumental in reshaping the Indian tourism sector to its former glory.
In a recent statement, the Indian Ministry of Tourism said that the country’s participation in the World Travel Market this year is important after a suspension that almost exceeded 2 years and also because India is reopening its doors to tourists and foreign visitors.
“After the world’s largest vaccination drive, the country is ready for international tourists”, the Ministry added.
The Indian Ministry of Tourism believes India’s participation in the World Travel Market this year will only display the country as a “preferred destination for tourism”.
The contribution made by the Travel and Tourism sector to the country’s GDP amounted to 5.19% in the year 2019.
Participating as co-exhibitors in the India Pavilion are the state government, central ministries, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the industry partner, DMCs, tour operators, hoteliers, travel agents, online travel, and facilitators of medical value travel. Also participating in the India Pavilion is a total of 16 stakeholders.
The Indian Ministry of Tourism stated that its agenda is to display the many different and diverse tourism products and facilities.
With the inclusion of luxury trains, medical value travel, and a wide spectrum of tourism products to the international business community.
Arvind Singh, the secretary of the Indian Ministry of Tourism, and Rakesh Verma, the additional secretary along with other senior dignitaries from the Ministry, as well as the tourism stakeholders and the Indian travel delegates, will lead and represent the Indian delegation for this year.
There lies so much potential in the Indian tourism industry and the government of the country recognizes this potentiality.
The Indian government is doing everything it can to ensure that the country becomes a hotspot for tourists and foreign visitors.
The course of the visit and participation of the Indian Ministry of Tourism at the World Travel Market which will be led by Secretary of Tourism, Arvind Singh will be a demonstration of the various aspects of tourism offerings that the country has to present to the stakeholders of the global tourism industry.
These varied tourism offerings will be tour operators, travel agents, media, and many more.
As the country prepares and assures for the colossal progress in the tourism domain or industry, this stopover shall also provide convenience or a chance for the government of India and the delegation to advertise the investment opportunities and potential that the country of India has to offer to global investors.
The Indian Ministry of Tourism said, “India is also gearing up for the G20 Presidency which is scheduled to start from 1 December 2022. Under its Presidency, the country is expected to host over 200 meetings across 55 cities in the country.”
Additionally, the Ministry also said, “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.”
The Indian Ministry of Tourism intends to augment the country’s tourism industry.
The ramifications of the pandemic have really downgraded the Indian market and have had an unfavorable impact on the country.
Thus, the Indian government, principally because of the by-product of the pandemic, wants to elevate India to the top and speed up the transformation in order to accomplish sustainable development objectives by the year 2030.
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