Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019
Madhya Pradesh Tourism will showcase the state’s rich wildlife offering to UK and international travellers during World Travel Market from 4-6 November 2019. This year, Madhya Pradesh’s Tourism Minister, Shri Surendra Singh Baghel, will be attending the London event. Mr Baghel not only champions eco-tourism initiatives, he is also dedicated to female and Tribal empowerment and quality health, education and sports facilities.
Madhya Pradesh Tourism will also offer one lucky travel agent the chance to win a FAM trip to Madhya Pradesh, India’s ‘Tiger State’ and one of Lonely Planet’s ‘best value’ destinations for 2020, at this year’s World Travel Market. To stand a chance of winning, agents should book in a meeting with the tourist board and answer a question about the state in order to enter a business card prize draw.
Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in India and is best placed to bring humans into close contact with some of the world’s most wonderous wildlife. Recently, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board has successfully launched Runcation Mobile App on Android and iOS platforms which will provide information to tourists about the various destinations in Madhya Pradesh, as well as helping them discover facts about the state and book accommodation. Tourists can also explore destinations on the app through 3600 photos and quizzes.
The state in the heart of Incredible India, is most famous for its six tiger reserves. Thanks to its 10,000 sq km of national parks, Madhya Pradesh accounts for almost a fifth of India’s tiger population and is consequently known as the ‘Tiger State’. Sir David Attenborough’s recent BBC wildlife documentary series Dynasties included an episode filmed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. And the Tiger State of India is now set to get its seventh tiger reserve – Ratapani.
The central Indian state is home to 11 national parks and 24 wildlife sanctuaries. Madhya Pradesh’s rich forests form about 25% of its land area and are a refuge for barking deer, leopards, spotted deer, wild boars, blackbucks, nilgais and crocodiles. The state’s butterfly park in Raisen district, spreads over three hectares and houses 65 breeding species and nearly 137 plant varieties.
Madhya Pradesh has been shortlisted in two prestigious categories at the International Travel and Tourism Awards, which will take place at World Travel Market. The state has been nominated for ‘Best Destination Campaign – Region’ due to its vibrancy, culture and individuality which was displayed through its ‘Memories of a Destination’ TVC. It is also shortlisted for the ‘Best Food Destination’ award which recognised how Madhya Pradesh’s ‘Indore – The City of Foodies Campaign’ showcased the major role of the state’s gastronomy to the experience of its tourists.
World Travel Market London from 4 – 6 November 2019: Members from Madhya Pradesh Tourism will be available for meetings to discuss Madhya Pradesh’s wildlife tourism offering for intrepid UK holidaymakers.
Speaking about the travel trade show, Shri Surendra Singh Baghel, the Minister of Tourism said: “Madhya Pradesh Tourism is thrilled to be returning to World Travel Market. The friendly people of Madhya Pradesh are eagerly looking forward to showcasing their extensive wildlife offering, exquisite traditional culture, rich heritage, cuisine, and Indian hospitality”.