Madhya Pradesh Tourism will highlight the spectacular offerings of this colourful and vibrant state to international travelers during two travel and tourism shows from October – December 2018.
With more than 10,000 sq km of national parks, Madhya Pradesh accounts for about 20% of India’s tiger population and is known as the ‘Tiger State’ of India. MP is home to 6 tiger reserves, several natural and architectural wonders and 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the exquisite Khajuraho temple complex, Sanchi- a Buddhist pilgrimage centre and Bhimbetka – rock shelters featuring prehistoric cave paintings).
This October, Madhya Pradesh will host the 5th Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart and December will also see the tourism board host the first AdventureNEXT event in Asia, to promote adventure activities available in the state such as trekking, mountain biking and wildlife safaris.
Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2018 from 5 – 7 October 2018
Madhya Pradesh Tourism will host the fifth Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart (MPTM) from 5 – 7 October 2018 in the state’s capital city of Bhopal. With a focus on increasing inbound visitor numbers to the state, international attendees at the mart will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings with local representatives from airlines, accommodation providers and state and national tourism organizations.
AdventureNEXT from 3 – 5 December 2018
Madhya Pradesh will host the first AdventureNEXT event in Asia from 3 – 5 December in Bhopal. Organised by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, AdventureNEXT will offer local suppliers a chance to present their products and services to international buyers and media during marketplace meetings and networking opportunities. The show will also host inspirational speakers, who will provide educational sessions and talks about MP’s natural features and attractions, which include forts, palaces, nature trails, lakes and forests. Around 300 international delegates, including tour operators specialising in adventure, eco, cultural and wildlife travel are expected to attend AdventureNEXT India.
Speaking about AdventureNEXT, Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director of the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board said: “Madhya Pradesh Tourism is thrilled to host AdventureNEXT in Bhopal. The friendly people of Madhya Pradesh are eagerly looking forward to showcasing their exquisite traditional culture, rich heritage, architecture, textiles, handicrafts, cuisine, and Indian hospitality”.