India Promotes Medical Tourism at ATM
The Ministry of Tourism, under the “Incredible India” banner, showcased the immense tourism potential of the country business, leisure and medical value travel during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. More than 20 participants from India, representing the travel trade, diversity of Heritage, Nature, Culture and Wellness tourism participated in the India Pavilion set up by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
The theme chosen for ATM was “Adventure, Yoga & Wellness Tourism”. One of the highlights of the ‘Incredible India’ showcased at ATM was the depiction of India as a multi-faceted tourist destination for Luxury, Wildlife, and Wellness/ Medical Tourism. India has 36 World Heritage Sites which include historic monuments and natural wonders and are being promoted by the tour operators.
India has emerged as a Destination for Medical / Wellness Travel in g Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The percentage of Foreign Tourist Arrivals visiting India for Medical Treatment has been increasing over the years and growing rapidly since year 2000. India is poised to become a hub for medical tourism because of several factors viz. world class hospitals with latest technology; highly skilled Indian physicians and surgeons; cost effective treatment; excellent quality of care and nursing; less waiting time for availing of medical services; traditional healthcare therapies like Ayurveda & Yoga combined with allopathic treatment providing a holistic wellness destination.
ITB China and HSMAI to Build Education
and Professional Development
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and ITB China have joined together to promote education and professional development in the hospitality industry. Founded in 2005, HSMAI is a federation of regions with more than 7.000 members committed to growing business for hotels and their partners and has recently recruited Asia’s top hotel revenue managers to join forces to produce a training program that underpins a new online industry education platform. Appropriately, ITB China, taking place from 16 to 18 May in Shanghai, is holding a dedicated Education & Job Day on 18 May at the ITB China Conference focusing on the exchange of educational knowledge and the promotion of career opportunities of current and future talents of the Chinese travel industry.