Last call for UK tourism suppliers to join VisitBritain’s trade mission to India in January – registrations close 14 October

03 October 2022

VisitBritain is putting out a last call for UK tourism suppliers to join its ‘Destination Britain India’ trade mission to New Delhi, India, taking place from 16-to-18 January, with registrations to attend the event closing on 14 October.

The three-day trade event in January will see more than 120 top buyers from across India meeting and doing business with British travel trade and industry suppliers.

As well as doing business in hundreds of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, delegates will also have the opportunity to meet with the wider Indian trade including at networking receptions as well as attend workshops to hear about the latest market developments and trends.

VisitBritain CEO Patricia Yates said:

“We are delighted to again be hosting this trade event to India, a timely and valuable opportunity for British tourism suppliers and destinations to get their products in front of top buyers, driving bookings to Britain.

“India is one of our most important inbound visitor markets, also boasting strong airline connectivity including to regional destinations and we know there is huge pent up demand for travel. Working with the travel trade in India is crucial to ensuring they are ready to sell Britain, as well as broadening travel itineraries to encourage visitors to explore further and stay longer.”

The suppliers set to attend include hotels, retailers, visitor attractions, tour operators and local destinations.

In 2019, there were 692,000 visitors from India with those visitors spending £753 million. By 2025, spending is forecast to reach £873 million, making India one of the UK’s fastest growing major tourism markets.

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