Travel Distribution India 2006, a two-day international travel symposium, concluded in the Capital on October 26. Organised by EyeforTravel, a global online publisher focusing on distribution, marketing and technology developments in the travel and tourism industry, the symposium touched upon various aspects of the Indian tourism industry.
MakeMyTrip.com was the gold sponsor of the event.
Eyefortravel’s Simon Carkeek said, “India has witnessed tremendous growth in the travel and tourism sector, which is expected to generate $28 billion by 2008, rising to a massive $90.4 billion by 2014. Therefore, doing business in India has become a key priority for travel companies around the world. With the Internet redefining travel distribution, the latest trend in the industry is the success of the online travel portals. We are glad that the leaders in this field, MakeMyTrip.com, are our partners in this initiative.”
The two-day seminar focused on key issues such as the future of travel distribution in India, understanding the evolution of online travel, growth and development in airline distribution with special emphasis on low cost airlines, trends in India’s rapidly changing hospitality market, etc.
Highlighting the need for trade events such as this, Deep Kalra, CEO, Makemytrip.com, said, “Through this forum it’s our endeavour to understand the challenges of the rapidly growing travel market and to create synergy amongst the partners who are the catalyst to the growth of this industry.”