Incredible India! WTM 2016: What’s happening and when…

Incredible India! WTM 2016: What’s happening and when…

Monday 7 November

08.30     Incredible India Officially Opens WTM with a ceremony at the main entrance!


  • India Press Conference

At this year’s World Travel Market, the Minister of State Tourism in India, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, will be taking to the stage at a press conference on Monday 7 November at 12pm (in Premier Suite S1, South Gallery – 11.30am for a prompt 12 noon start) to discuss the incredible and broad spectrum of tourism experiences and news that is set to further cement India’s reputation as a leading travel destination of the world in 2017.


Key points for discussion will include the following:


  • Luxury India
  • Expansion In The Market
  • One Year Anniversary of the E-Visa
  • Unveiling Previously Undiscovered Destinations
  • Shared Heritage Celebrations and Celebrity Fans of India


Joining the Minister at the press conference on Monday 7 November will be Harry Potter movie and TV actor Miriam Margolyes, stand-out star of hit BBC series The Real Marigold Hotel, which featured several UK celebrities visiting India to consider India as a place to retire while exploring the country’s culture and sights. Miriam will discuss her love of India at the press conference.


  Tuesday 8 November

  • India Happy Hour – 5-7pm

Get a taste of Indian hospitality at WTM … food, drink, and music on the India stand – IN300 & IN350

    Wednesday 9 November

  • Incredible India WTM Festival – 5-7pm

Save the best until last for the grand finale of WTM 2016! Themed ‘Vibrant India’, the afternoon will showcase India’s cultural flair, with music, dancing and traditional cuisine to help you leave WTM feeling Incredible! Capture the moment with a final WTM selfie with TV star Miriam Margolyes, who will also be at the festival, mingling with festival guests and sharing stories from her time in India.


Watch out for….

  • India entertainment throughout WTM – watch out for dancers, henna artists and a few India surprises too!

Get involved…

Enter a competition to win a holiday to India…

Have an Incredible time in India, courtesy of India Tourism and Air India

India Tourism is the main sponsor at WTM 2016, and one lucky winner attending WTM will win a pair of non-stop return airline tickets from the UK to India, plus accommodation and domestic flights to help you experience two incredible areas of India – Bandhavgarh and Varanasi!

To win this amazing prize, all you need to do is take a photo at WTM on the India stand IN300 & IN350, near some India branding throughout ExCel, or partaking in an India experience at WTM. Then post to Instagram or twitter with the hashtag #incredibleindiaWTM. One winner with the best photo will then be selected on the Friday after WTM.

Alternatively, pop along to the India stand, leave a business card on the stand in the competition entry box, and one of the Incredible India team will post an image up to IndiaTourismUK’s social media for you.


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