Travel Roadshow in India - Mumbai and Delhi 5th- 7th September 2022
Indian interest in travel to Iceland was clear during a visit by the Delegation and a good sign that there is a bright outlook for relations between the nations in tourism and trade. Deputy head of Mission, Ms. Kristín Anna Tryggvadóttir and Ms. Deepika Sachdev, the Advisor for tourism, Culture and Public Diplomacy from the Embassy as well as Mr. Thorleifur Thor Jonsson, Senior Area Manager Asia, CEE & Nordics. Thorleifur was accompanied by various members of the Icelandic tourist Industry and Gul Kripalani Honorary Consul in Mumbai at a breakfast meeting at the Sofitel hotel. About 60 people attended the meeting and listened to various presentations from the Delegation.
India is now spending more money on travel abroad than ever before, according to the UNWTO, or 596 million last year. This is expected to increase in the coming years.
The program was organized in cooperation between Visit Iceland, the Embassy in New Delhi and Vineet Gopal, Director Representation World.
Business Iceland Meets the Travel Media at the Embassy in New Delhi.
Representatives from the travel and trade media were invited for an information meeting with Business Iceland on 7th September at the Embassy in New Delhi. Kristín Anna Tryggvadóttir Deputy Chief of Mission hosted the meeting with Deepika Sachdev, the Embassy´s Representative for Culture and Travel. Director Þorleifur Þór Jónsson of the Business Iceland agency in Reykjavík introduced Iceland as a tourist destination. Almost 20 media representatives attended the meeting and showed great interest in travel possibilities.
The same evening Ambassador Guðni Bragason invited more than 100 representatives from the travel industry in Delhi to a reception at his residence. The reception, which was attended by travel agents, hotel managers and organizations in the travel industry, provided for a lively and informal discussion on travel possibilities in the wake of the Covid pandemic. In his welcoming words the Ambassador noted that the visit from Iceland signalled that the travel industry was back on the track. Þorleifur Þór Jónsson then introduced Iceland as a tourist destination.