India expects more than 2 million outbound MICE tourists by 2020

 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 


The 7th Annual MICE India and Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress organized by Dubai-based QnA international is ready to bring together global suppliers looking to capitalize on India’s booming outbound travel and tourism sector.




By 2025 it is touted that India’s outbound MICE tourism market will reach US$ 9 Billion by 2025 and by 2020 the country will generate more than 2 million outbound MICE tourists.




Jonathan Willi, Corporate Sales Manager, Geneva Convention Bureau said that India is one of the fastest growing outbound tourism markets in the world and the MILT Congress is an ideal platform to provide great networking opportunities within the industry experts.




In Geneva medical tourism is seeing an increased business from India while Health and wellness tourism was one of the most profitable and growing tourism segments in the Geneva Lake region.




For Sri Lanka, India is the number one source for MICE and Luxury travel and Kumar De Silva, Chairman, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau said that India is an important market for Sri Lanka for developing MICE in terms of numbers, value and also connected services. There was a surge in India MICE arrivals during the past years and they were looking forward to our participate at the 7th MILT Congress and meet with leading MICE Outbound Travelers, agents, DMCs, Corporates in India with the objective of promoting MICE tourism in Sri Lanka.




AssemKozbagarova, Director, SKYWAY TRAVEL said that last year alone more than 30,000 tourists from India visited Kazakhstan, which is double of what they witnessed in 2017. As the world is getting closer to each other, modern aviation is making the world a smaller place. Kazakhstan is growing economically, owing to the rising number of MICE and Luxury travels.




A spokesperson from Air Mauritius & MTPA said that Mauritius has a long reputation as being a perfect luxury lifestyle destination and has successfully built its reputation over decades to position itself as a destination that combines quality, elegance, sophistication and professionalism to enable groups to have a ‘MICE in style experience’ on the island.




Sidh NC, Director, QNA International commented that another trend was the diversification in terms of outbound MICE & luxury venues and facilities. There is now a growing demand for MICE events as well as luxury weddings to be held in distinctive, offbeat venues such as cruise ships, vineyards, and opera houses with a range of entertainment and activities thrown in to make sure the experience is a memorable one for all present. The MILT Congress, therefore presents an ideal opportunity for global travel and tourism players to tap into the diverse trends and growth drivers shaping India’s outbound MICE and luxury travel industry.




The MILT Congress will be held from July 17-18, 2019 in Delhi and from July 23-24, 2019 in Mumbai.


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