Source : QnA International 
Friday, May 24, 2013 4:20PM IST (10:50AM GMT)
MICE and Luxury Travel a Big Business in India
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A two day congress focused on this booming sector to be hosted in Mumbai on July 25th and 26th

A powerful economy coupled with a large population keen to explore the world, India is well positioned for un-paralleled development within the travel and tourism sector. As this segment keeps growing in leaps and bounds, there is a growing need among Indian business travelers for information on the latest trends in this sector.

Indian corporate travel buyers from a variety of multi-national companies, premium wedding planners and high end outbound travel agents will attend this exclusive executive congress at the Hyatt Regency, Mumbai, India for the MICE India & Luxury Travel Congress . Together they control annual meetings and events budgets in excess of $100 million.

During the two day program, the carefully selected group of buyers will meet up to 30 Indian & International suppliers in the MICE sector: Tourism Boards, Hotels, Destination Management Companies, Convention Bureaus, Airlines and Congress Centers. The congress organised by QnA International, a leading B2B conference production company from Dubai, offers extensive business opportunities where buyers and solution providers meet up face to face during the pre-scheduled one-to-one appointments. The program comprises of panel discussions and keynotes by industry leaders and five star networking events hosted in a very captive 5 star environment.

"In my own experience we have taken so may off-sites in which the ROI has been multiple times. Travel in India has seen a huge trajectory and now apart from exploring various frontiers geographically, Indian MICE market has started evolving hugely in luxury travel space. While India has seen a few Trade events in the past there has been none dedicated specifically to MICE & Luxury Travel. " Birju Gariba, CEO, Platinum Events

Top corporates have expanded their budget aside to provide incentives to employees, distributors, associates and dealers in bid to keep loyalty and the bottom line result intact. With the growing number of Corporate business and incentive travellers, premium wedding planners seeking new destinations and experiences and the Bollywood outbound tourism potential only beginning to be milked, tourism boards and destination management companies (DMC) are keen to cash in on the tour circuit.

Top level management representatives from Reliance Industries, Essar Group, Tata Motors, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Dr. Lal's Laboratories, KUONI, Abercrombie & Kent, Creative Travel, Outbound Tour Operators Association India (OTOAI), Platinum Incentives & Events Group, Red Events amongst others will be sharing vital insights and strategic expertise on successful corporate event and business travel planning and execution during the congress.

"Incentive trips have a far reaching impact beyond the mere 'incentive' part of it. If that were not the case, companies would have resorted to the simpler expedient of doling out money or gifts. Cash and gifts have a rub off that last a few minutes, whereas as incentive trip leaves a warm glow. Any experienced team leader will concur that team effectiveness goes up significantly following a well- planned and organised incentive trip " Sujan Roy, Head marketing, Tata Motors

The congress will be attended by Travel and Tourism suppliers. Some of the key partners for the MICE India & Luxury Travel Congress 2013 include the Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – Portugal, Mideast International Tours – Greece, Tam Tam Tours – Mauritius, – UAE, Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay – India, Zurich Tourism Board – Switzerland,IMT Travel Services – Greece, AIM Group International – Portugal, Renaissance Arc De Triomphe Hotel – Paris, Avari Dubai Hotels and Apartments – Dubai, Select Seychelles – Seychelles, Lux Resorts – Mauritius, Sana Hotels- Portugal, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority- Mauritius, Connections DMC – Mauritius amongst others.

One of the leading travel management company from the GCC and India, ITL World has also recently confirmed as a strategic partner for the congress.

"Insights into the Indian MICE and Travel market and best practice sharings through the eyes of Indian's top level executives and decision makers from the travel fraternity will prove beneficial in understanding and tapping the growing potential seen within this travel segment." Rajeev Wagle, MD, Kuoni India
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