India’s Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is in gear for Arabian Travel Market 2018, where it will be promoting Maharashtra as an ideal destination for medical and wellness tourism.
Managing director, MTDC, Vijay Waghmare declared: “We are witnessing tourism as one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Maharashtra has some of the best qualified professionals in each field and this holds true in the domain of medical and wellness as well. Maharashtra has the most competent doctors and world class medical facilities with most competitive charges for treatment of most health problems. We are now looking to create a unique identity by offering best health services for the world and establish ourselves as the best Medical tourism destination.”
During the exhibition, MTDC will be shedding light on the essence of the state and its many touristic attractions. The organisation will also meet with tourism professionals and promote the opportunities of investment in creating healthcare and tourism facilities.
Honourable Minister of Tourism & Employment Guarantee Scheme, Government of Maharashtra, Shri Jaykumar Rawal commented: “I am delighted to be a part of the Arabian Travel Market 2018, which will provide MTDC a platform to showcase the potential of medical tourism in Maharashtra. While the segment is largely untapped and caters to a niche segment of travellers, we have seen a steady growth in this sector due to the quality and economically friendly services the state has to offer.
“Our goal is to position Maharashtra as a medical and wellness tourism hub. We are in the process of signing an MoU with the Indo-Arab Chambers of Commerce and Industries to highlight lucrative investment prospects within the sector,” Rawal added.
A popular option among tourists visiting the country, Maharashtra is home to stunning coastline and beaches, breath-taking wildlife, hill stations, pilgrimage centres, adventure tourism, experiential attractions and rich cultural heritage.
Waghmare concluded: “At ATM 2018, we will be promoting various activities ranging from yoga, meditation to natural therapies to name some which is provided in the state.”
During the exhibition, MTDC can be found at stand AS2335.