New Delhi: India will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM) 2022 in London today which is one of the largest international travel exhibitions. The theme of this year’s exhibition is – the Future of Travel Starts Now. Tourism Ministry said, India is participating in the WTM 2022 to showcase itself as a preferred destination for tourism. During the three-day exhibition, a total of 16 stakeholders, including State Governments, Central Ministries, and tour operators, among others are participating as co-exhibitors in the India Pavilion. The objective is to showcase the diverse tourism products and services including Medical Value travel, luxury trains, and the gamut of tourism products to the international business community.
In 2019, the contribution of travel and tourism to Indias GDP was 5.19 percent of the total economy. The Indian tourism sector accounted for around 80 million jobs. The consistent efforts of the Central and State Governments have helped the tourism industry to gradually recover from the Covid-19 pandemic to the pre-pandemic levels.