A unique platform for the Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarat and Halal travel industry suppliers and buyers to meet and network
by Priya Jadhav
Mumbai, October, 2019: Islamic Travel Mart, India’s premier B2B travel marketplace for all stakeholders in the Islamic travel industry is all set to open its gates for the second edition on October 5 at the Expo Centre, World Trade Centre, Mumbai. The two-day Islamic Travel Mart, with both days reserved for travel agents, is the first exclusive B2B platform of its kind to network with Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarat and Halal travel operators and travel agents from all over India, under one roof.
The show has emerged as the leading B2B event in the country offering an excellent opportunity to explore new business opportunities from the high potential Indian Hajj and Umrah market.
India is home to the second-largest Muslim population in South Asia, around 189 million. Around 170,000 pilgrims travel every year for Hajj from India and more than 600,000 for Umrah and this number is growing every year. Mumbai is the country’s commercial and business capital. Besides being the hub for the Indian Hajj and Umrah travel industry, Mumbai is also in close proximity to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, with the shortest flying time from any major Indian city.
With an objective to create a platform for enhanced interaction and networking between the buyers and sellers of Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarat and Halal Travel, Islamic Travel Mart aims to create more transparency, better information dissemination and more competitive pricing and value addition for the pilgrims.
Exhibitors will get a unique opportunity to reach out to buyers from all over India. The show features national and international exhibitors and is visited by over one thousand Islamic tour operators, travel agents, members of central & state Hajj committees and others.
Islamic Travel Mart will showcase the leading suppliers from Saudi Arabia like Elaf Group, Alhussam, Mawasim, Rawabi Emirates, Al Mukhtara, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), etc.
Al Khalid Tours & Travels is the Premium Partner of the show and Atlas Umrah is the B2B Partner.
Elaf Group, Mawasim, Millennium Hotels And Resorts, Manazil Al-Mukhatara Company, Al Hussam Umrah, Rahhal International Makka Booking, Al Aafiya, Abu Al Joud, Rawabi Emirates, Rawad Holidays, Maqbool Umrah &Ziyarat Services by Creative Group, Classic Tour & Travels Pvt Ltd, The Global Chef Kitchen, OIC Halal are Featured Exhibitors in Islamic Travel Mart.
Telecom Partner is Saudi Telecom Company and the event is powered by Goimomi.com.
Besides being the hub of the Hajj, Umrah travel sector, Mumbai also has a high concentration of high-end affluent pilgrims, which is why some of the premium names mentioned above are participating.
The event is supported by TAAI, Haj Umrah Private Tour Operators Association, All India Haj Umrah Tour Organisers Association, Federation Hajj PTOs of India, TAFI, IAAI, UTEN and Gujarat State Haj Ziyarat Tour Organisers Association (GSHZTOA).
The show is open to only business visitors from the Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarat and Halal travel industry from 11 am to 6 pm on both days. The entry to the show is free.
Islamic Travel Mart 2018 was a grand success with the participation of leading suppliers from Makkah & Madinah and was attended by over 990 Islamic tour operators and travel agents (Hajj and Umrah tour organisers) from 58 cities in India.
Islamic Travel Mart is organised by India’s oldest and largest travel trade show organisers, Fairfest Media Ltd, which has been organising globally acknowledged travel shows like OTM, BLTM and TTF for the last 30 years.
About Fairfest Media Ltd, organisers of TTF (www.fairfest.com): Fairfest Media Ltd, founded in 1988 in Calcutta, has served more than 2,500 Exhibitors from 80 Countries through its TTF, OTM and BLTM branded shows. It is the largest travel trade show organiser in the country.