ITB India: the “how to” guide

The inaugural ITB India is an annual three-day business-to-business trade show and convention curated to connect you to the Indian Travel Market.

ITB India brings together key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from various segments of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel & Technology. Participants are able to leverage ITB India to capture the fast-growing Indian and South Asian Markets, to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing business relations with the most important players in India.

A unique combination of travel products, target groups and networking opportunities awaits you:

Attendees of ITB India 2021 Virtual can expect the following key privileges:

  • Business Matching – Live platform to exchange business contacts and schedule virtual appointments. Delegates can benefit from business appointment via social video and messaging functions.
  • Conference – A robust line-up of key industry speakers with thought-providing insights or showcases of innovative technology and solutions.
  • Supplier Directory – A comprehensive view of all suppliers, such as company profiles, product resources and downloadable articles.
  • On-demand Videos – All attendees of will be entitled to exclusive videos from virtual events or industry contributors.

Travel Products

  • Leisure Travel
  • Business Travel
  • MICE

Target Groups

  • Buyers and trade delegates searching for business in India, other South Asian countries
  • Sellers from all over the world
  • Click to see attendee profiles

Networking Opportunities

  • ITB India trade show
  • Conference, workshops & seminars 
  • Networking functions

ITB Community in Asia: a global community with interests centred on India… and the greater APAC region…

ITB India 2021 Virtual will be hosted on ITB Community in Asia (ITB Community), which is a one of a kind, unrivaled 24/7 experience for trade professionals to forge connections, strike conversations with industry peers and do business all-year-round.

Put simply, ITB Community in Asia is an ever-growing global community of >10,000 tourism professionals for a year-round access of new opportunities to meet, network, do business, learn and share.

The ITB Community in Asia has a growing number of interest groups, including Air Travel, Hotels, Business Travel, Destination Marketing, MICE, Buyer World, Travel & Tech, and Media & Press. These groups gather together all those interested or involved in each segment to discuss and advance their sectors.

A number of forums have also been created, covering air travel, business travel, destination marketing, hotels, MICE, tours, activities and attractions, and travel technology.

Key Conferences @ ITB India 2021

Abu Dhabi: H.E Ali Al Shaiba, Executive Director, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Emirate of Sharjah: Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority

Japan: Yusuke Yamamoto, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)

Maldives: Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director, Visit Maldives

Ras Al Khaimah: Iyad Rasbey, Executive Director, Destination Tourism Development & MICE, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

Portugal: Luís Araújo, President, Portuguese Tourism Board

Saudi Arabia: pending speaker details from Saudi Tourism Authority (Official Partner Country)

South Africa: Sisa Ntshona, CEO, South African Tourism

Sri Lanka: Kimarli Fernando, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism

Thailand: Vachirachai Sirisumpan, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), New Delhi Office

Other speakers from the private sector:

Corporate Travel:

Vishal Sinha, CEO, India, CWT

Carl Jones, Vice President, Head of Travel, Asia Pacific & Greater China, SAP Concur

SD Nandakumar, President & Country Head, B2B & Foreign Exchange, SOTC Travel

Indiver Rastogi, President & Group Head – Global Business Travel, Thomas Cook India


Aloke Singh, CEO, Air India Express

Amer Khan, Vice President Middle East, Africa & India Subcontinent, Etihad Airways


Brij Chachra, Vice President, Revenue Management & Distribution, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Manish Tolani, Vice President & Commercial Director, India, Hilton

G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, Chairman & Managing Director, India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)

Vikramjit Singh, President, Lemon Tree Hotels

Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group

Prashanth Rao Aroor, Board Director, IntelliStay Hotels, Founder, AVATAR Hotels

Tajinder Singh, Senior Area Director – Worldwide Sales, India and South Asia, BWH Hotel Group

Nikhil Sharma, Regional Director Eurasia, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Key Dates

2021:  7 – 9 April 2021, Virtual

2022:  4 – 6 April 2022, Physical 

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