Based in Dubai, QnA International, organizer of the annual MICE India and Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress, has announced the signing of Sands Resorts Macao as a Platinum Partner of the event for the second consecutive year. This year, the MILT Congress will be held in two cities: Mumbai from July 25–26, 2018 and New Delhi from July 31–August 1, 2018.
The MILT Congress is the premier platform for MICE and luxury travel sourcing for regional and outbound travel from India. According to leading business media platform Industry Today, by 2020, outbound tourism from India is expected to surpass USD40 billion and generate 6.5 million tourists annually. Given the potential of the market, the MILT Congress is a timely event focusing on current topics while providing a B2B platform for business deals.
Commenting on the MILT Congress, Stephanie Tanpure, Vice President of Sales, Sands China Ltd., said, “We were very impressed with the level of planning and support through to the event day execution at the 5th MILT Congress. From coordinating customer appointments, to ensuring customers arrived on schedule, everything was managed impeccably. We believe the MILT Congress is the highest calibre event within the Indian MICE market.”
Sands Resorts Macao was Platinum Partner of the 2017 MILT Congress that took place in Mumbai. It consists of seven hotels, including The Venetian Macao; The Parisian Macao; Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip; The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn Macao, Cotai Central and Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central.
The invitation-only event, which attracts industry leaders from India’s MICE, luxury, travel and hospitality sectors, will provide an exclusive insight into the country’s outbound market and the trends, challenges, and opportunities within.
Ms. Tanpure added that top trends within India’s MICE and luxury industry include products that offer impeccable, tech-supported personalization, and product offerings focusing on an unforgettable overall customer experience.
“India is one of our primary markets. As such it is imperative we meet the expectations of our Indian guests. In addition to The Venetian Macao and other hotels at Sands Resorts Macao, The Parisian Macao offers a full array of integrated resort facilities and guests will be delighted by the spectacular French-themed architecture, décor and half-scale authentic recreation of the Eiffel Tower. We believe these additions will further highlight Sands Resorts Macao as the ideal MICE and luxury destination within the Indian market,” said Ms. Tanpure.
Ackash Jain, Director, QnA International further added: “The proximity of Macao as a destination within a five-hour travel radius, that offers world-class entertainment, the latest unique attractions, an understanding of Indian food requirements, plus luxurious yet customised experiences for large-scale groups – these are some of the key trends shaping Indian MICE and luxury travel buyers’ decision making. Sands Resorts Macao offers all these and much more to delight the Indian client. We are pleased to have their support for the second consecutive year and plan to showcase the destination to top Indian corporates, agencies, destination wedding planners and film production houses.”
The MILT Congress, to be held from July 25-26, 2018 in Mumbai, India, and from July 31-August 1, 2018 in Delhi, India, will gather MICE and luxury travel buyers from India to meet top destinations, suppliers and creative partners from across the world to share their packages and make business deals.