This year, India Pavilion was at a new hall and also did not get the prime location in front of the entrance gate as it used to get every year. So the first difference was that we lost priority in front of other countries. I suggest Indian Tourism should make all efforts to get the front location during ATM 2013.
Most of the operators were being attracted by the online booking system. All hotels were available online with better price to attract direct business which was diluting our hotel booking business. Many ‘dot com’ companies are making a change in the present scenario.
We all felt that this year, there were more visitors from the Gulf countries as we were busy all 4 days. For our stand, we had approximately 25% growth of visitors for business discussion compared to last year.