India expected to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually by 2020

Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

MICE touristsBy 2020, India is estimated to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually, strengthening the country’s influence as a key source market for MICE and luxury travel.

Supporting travel and tourism businesses as they capitalize on the growth potential, Dubai-based B2B event specialist QnA Global is the organizer of the 5th Annual MILT Congress, which is all set to take the Indian MICE & luxury travel industry by storm yet again on the July 27-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Mumbai and on Aug. 1-2 at Andaz by Hyatt in Delhi NCR.

Outbound Marketing Pvt. Ltd. is a marketing representative company working with tourism businesses looking to boost revenue from Indian arrivals. Representing Melia International, Corinthia Hotels and Resorts, Sun Lux Collection and the UAE’s Meydan Hospitality and Hotels, Managing Director, Outbound Marketing Pvt. Ltd., Vasudha Sondhi commented: “The largest and fastest growing segments in India’s outbound market are large groups, weddings, incentives and events. Only a decade ago, these segments were low yield business but economic growth in India has changed things and now these segments, along with budget, are high yield business.”

Steen Jakobsen, director, Dubai business events and city operation, stated, “In 2015, India became Dubai’s No. 1 source market for overnight visitors. Figures released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing reported 1.8 million overnight tourists had travelled from India to Dubai in 2016, and in the first quarter of 2017, India was the first ever market to record nearly 580,000 visitors in any one quarter, with a massive 23 percent growth in arrivals between January and March.”

In 2016, India ranked as the fastest growing outbound business travel market of any country in the world, with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) reporting spending in this segment increased 5.4% over the year.

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One Response to India expected to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually by 2020

  1. Hakan says:

    Nobody on earth can make any money from India MICE movement except the middle men who decides the supplier to provide services if they are bribed well))))So the offer you give or how good you are is not important.If you give enough bribe to that person ,You are the star. So nobody gets excited to hear the news that 6,5 million people will travel abroad because when issue is Indian MICE forget it ))))3 nights 4 days full board with Gala Dinner witha budget of 100 usd )))Oh yeah what a good life…

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