Business Wire India
With the easing up of travel restrictions globally, there has been an exponential uplift in the demand for travel among Indian travelers. Indian MICE & Luxury travel buyers see a strong comeback for outbound in 2022 as India’s luxury travel market has a projected annual growth rate of 12.8% between 2015 and 2025.

With that, MILT Congress 2021 is all set to stir up the desire for luxury travel once again through its 8th Annual. The MILT 2021 theme revolves around reviving MICE Travel and luxury tourism to similar scales as in the pre-pandemic times.

Corporates, Travel Agents, DMCs, Hotels, Wedding Planners, Event Management Companies, Film Production Houses, and many others are attending the 8th Annual MICE Congress to reinstall the confidence in travel.

Known for its pristine beaches, luxury resorts, and thrilling water sports, Maldives is one of the most preferred international destinations by Indians especially post-covid. In both 2020 & 2021, India has emerged as the top source market for Maldives. Redefining MICE for Indian travelers, Visit Maldives joined as a Destination Partner along with Villa Hotels and Resorts & Baglioni Resort from Maldives. Few key destinations present at the event to share their latest MICE and luxury travel offerings included Dream Cruises, Royal Commission of AlUla, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Business Events, Palazzo Versace Dubai, Tourism Office of Spain (Turespaña), Switzerland Convention & Incentives Bureau and many more!

Speaking about the corporate sentiments for MICE, Gaurav Nagwekar, Group head – Corporate Travel & Logistics, Reliance Industries shares, “The journey of thousand miles begins with a step and MILT Congress has taken this step forward in not only reviving international tourism but also demonstrating trust and confidence!”

“Indian market is exponentially growing for Palazzo Versace Dubai; be it luxury leisure, Niche Destination Weddings or Premium MICE groups along with celebrities and political figures from around the world. Luxury is all about personal touch and experience which is missed during web meetings. A sense of understanding and smile creates better emotions and leaves stronger impact during one-to-one meetings,” adds Anand Punjani, Senior Business Development Manager, Palazzo Versace.

Some key trends in luxury travel that are observed post-pandemic are - Sustainability, flexibility and vigilance, long-stay requirements, and luxurious privacy.

Quoting about the market trends, Mr. Romit Theophilus, Director For India, German National Tourist Office says, “The relaunch of tourism is in full swing. It is also clear that the places where safety can be guaranteed, and that are not overcrowded, will be the first to experience a post-pandemic travel boom. Subsequently, our ongoing strategy is to maintain the strong image Indians have of Germany as a travel destination. Over seven years, The MICE India & Luxury Travel Congress (MILT) has gained a reputation for bringing together carefully vetted Indian MICE buyers to meet international suppliers. MILT’s intimate format includes one-on-one interactions, personalized schedules, and individualized learning, all of which create the opportunity for successful business partnerships.”
“MILT 2021 is a wonderful opportunity for content creators to interact with international travel partners who can help facilitate shootings and help in reviving film tourism despite the disruptions caused due to the pandemic,” says Aashish Singh, CEO, Lyca Productions.
Mr. Ali Rasheed Adam, Director, Sales & Marketing, Villa Hotels and Resorts quotes that the MILT Congress will give them a perfect platform to host their new products to the world in the new normal.
During the day one discussions, corporates from different industry verticals from pharmaceuticals, banking, retail, FMCG to associations, event management companies, and conglomerates all unanimously agreed that international travel is set to happen bigger than the pre-pandemic times, it is just about the world safely opening up.

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