The virtual edition of the inaugural ITB India has kicked off successfully, with three days of networking, travel news and business opportunities. The annual B2B trade show and conference will build the bridge to the Indian and South Asian travel markets. ITB India 2021 Virtual welcomes over 400 Indian and South Asian buyers from MICE, Corporate Leisure and Travel Technology sectors, as well as 150 international sponsors and exhibitors presenting their innovative products and services.
ITB India 2021 is an entirely virtual event hosted on ITB Community in Asia (ITB Community). “Staying in touch, sharing best practice ideas and negotiating business – in these difficult times the travel industry needs exchange more than ever” says Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB India.
The Official Partner Country of ITB India, Saudi Tourism Authority, will showcase an array of current tourism offerings and destination highlights. The country is the world’s largest investor in sustainable tourism infrastructure and offerings. Projects such as the Red Sea and Amaala are setting new global standards in the development and management of tourism in harmony with the natural world.
Apart from the extensive conference programme, 150 international sponsors and exhibitors present their products and services on the virtual show floor. This includes National Tourism Organisations such as Belarus National Tourism Agency, Business Events Perth, German National Tourism Organisation, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Italian National Tourist Board, Korea Tourism Organization, Sarawak Tourism Board, Visit Finland, Visit Levi, Visit Portugal and Zagreb Tourist Board. Hospitality & Travel groups such as Avis India, NH Hotel Group, Royal Cliff Hotel Group and more are also exhibiting.
In addition to digital exhibition booths, ITB India’s online platform also offers business matchmaking including chat and call functions for 1-to-1 business meetings. A supplier directory provides a comprehensive view of all suppliers, such as company profiles, product resources and downloadable articles.