More than 50-thousand representatives from all over the world at WTM, London

 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 


More than 50-thousand representatives from all over the world have come to London to debate and discuss what’s trending in the travel and tourism sectors.


India, being one of the oldest civilizations of the world, attracts millions of travelers every year due to its history and culture.


Stretching from the Himalayas to the tropical forests in the south, India features on the bucket list of enthusiastic travelers.


“It’s not about finding new products, it’s about re-discovering them and showcasing to the world,” said Rupinder Brar, the additional Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.


“We have a lot of nature, wildlife. We have the hills, the mountains, the trekking, the rafting, the rivers. And the spirituality that comes with India. And we have the figure of Mahatma Gandhi who we don’t want the world to forget. He’s the ambassador of peace,” he added.


In tourism, climate change is a big issue right now and many travelers are keen to lessen their carbon footprint.


Hence, one of the world’s most ambitious luxury tourism developments, the Red Sea project in Saudi Arabia will have green and smart technologies at forefront as Saudi aims to diversify.


Greece has always been a perennial favorite with tourists, attracted by the sun, sea and sand. But, beyond its beaches, the Greek mainland and the many islands offer a rich historical and cultural experience. However, now Greece also wants to put itself on the adventure map.


“We have many small destinations that are unknown and have a totally different atmosphere to offer. We have cities, Athens and Thessaloniki and other smaller cities.


They can provide all-year-round entertainment and we welcome visitors in the winter as well. And of course we have very many mountains, we have ski resorts, we have mountain walking, hiking, biking destinations, adventure destinations,” said Harry Theoharis, the Minister of Tourism for Greece.


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