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Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017
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.