Three-day travel, tourism exhibition and conclave – ITM Rishikesh 2019 is scheduled from June 20 to 22, 2019 at the Ganga Resort, GMVN in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
The event will deliberate on religious, pilgrimage, wellness and spiritual tourism along with World Yoga Day celebrations. Focused sessions throughout the day, structured and organised B2B meetings, interaction with approximately 200+ delegates from travel trade from pan India coupled with vibrant yoga sessions and soulful Ganga aarti.
According to Ajay Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, ICM Group, “With the kind of stressful lives that we lead, a person tends to look for refreshing holidays and unique wellness travel destinations. We are organising ITM Rishikesh 2019, an exhibition and conclave on religious, pilgrimage, wellness and spiritual tourism on the sidelines of World Yoga Day celebration which will boost strategic networking among delegates and visitors. Number of officials and representatives from tourism professionals, state and international tourism boards/departments, religious and spiritual book publishers, tour operators, travel agents, trusts and shrine boards, health resorts, ashram and yoga centres, hotels, resort and spa, motivational speakers, travel guides, online travel portals, etc. have confirmed their presence. Niche products will be showcased under one roof and latest updates on tourism trends, tourism promotion and information exchange will be shared at the conclave.”
Spirituality is often mixed up with religion, with the words “spiritual” and “religion” often being used interchangeably. Spiritual tourism involves people travelling to places to find the meaning of life and attain inner peace through self-realisation and personal transformation. They may or may not follow a particular religion or faith. Religious tourism, on the other hand, involves devotees travelling individually or in groups to undertake pilgrimages or to visit temples and other places of worship.