The 14th World Travel Market (WTM) 2008 is being held at Excel, London from 10th-13th November 2008. World Travel Market (WTM) is one of the premier international travel related events, which provides an effective platform for networking and meetings with executives and leaders from all segments of the Tourism Industry world wide.

It also provides excellent opportunity for showcasing and sourcing new products and services and to learn about the latest international trends and patterns affecting tourism to various regions. The participants include National / Regional tourist organizations, tourist attractions, tour operators, transport operators, hotels, airlines, cruise liners, railways, technology and communications and other travel related services. The visitors profile mainly consists of tour operators, travel agents, group travel organizers, etc., providing ample opportunity for promoting tourism related products and services.

The Ministry of Tourism has been regularly participating in WTM by setting up an India Pavilion, with participation of State Governments and the Travel Industry as co-exhibitors. This year too, an area of 756 sq. mtrs. has been taken for the India Pavilion. A total of 77 co exhibitors participated in the India Pavilion. These include 16 State Governments / UTs and 61 Travel Agents / Tour Operators / Hotels / Airlines.

The Incredible India stand at WTM 2008 was inaugurated on November 10, 2008 by Shri Sujit Bajernee, Secretary, Union Ministry of Tourism. The inauguration was also attended by Shri Malladi Krishna Rao, Minister for Tourism, Puducherry, Smt. Leena Nandan, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, along with various trade partners, media and visitors.#