MICE Tourism in India
India is in a continual process of upgrading its MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) facilities. There are multiple plans with the best in the world for example –
- Convention Centers, Conference & Banquet Halls
- Exhibition Centers
- Auditoriums & Stadiums for hosting opening/closing ceremonies & other events
- Accommodation in good 5-star and 4-star hotels
- Restaurants & Bars
- Recreation activities like Golf Course, Yoga & Ayurveda Centre, Discotheque, Sports like Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Health Club with Spa facilities
- Easy accessibility in terms of domestic and international flights
Top MICE Destinations in India
Hyderabad – The city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. This old city has some of the finest epitomes of Qutab-Shahi architecture like Charminar, Jama Masjid, and Mecca Masjid etc. The hustle-bustle of the city doesn’t stop it from being a perfect MICE destination. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. The Shilpkala-Vedica, a multipurpose convention centre-cum-auditorium which is the second biggest convention centre of India.the Viceroy Hotel and Convention Centre overlooking the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake are some of the important MICE venues in Hyderabad. To host exhibitions, there is Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited having uber-modern facilities to host international events.
Delhi – The second-largest metropolis, capital of india Delhi, as a MICE destination offers umpteen options for holding conventions, seminars and exhibitions. It provides state-of-the-art technology and facilities. Delhi has hosted some of the most prestigious conferences for several organizations in past few years. There are some five star hotels that provide world class facilities for MICE. for example – Pragati Maidan Exhibition Complex, The Indian Habitat Centre, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Vigyan Bhavan, Siri Fort Auditorium, Talkatora Indoor Stadium and the Air Force Auditorium etc. The convention hall of the Ashok Hotel has always been a favourite venue for meetings and conferences of top business officials and government officials for over four decades. There are also alot of five star hotels provides venue for meeting & conferences for example The Taj Palace Hotel, Hotel Le Meridian, Hyatt Regency Delhi, the ITC Maurya Sheraton and Towers, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Hotel the Grand InterContinental and Hotel The Oberoi etc.
Cochin – Kochi (Cochin) the commercial hub of Kerala is a hot destination for MICE Tourism. The city hosts several National and international expos, trade fairs, meetings etc. Numerous of Conventions are proposed or coming up in the city.Nestled in the midst of the nature, Le Meridien, Cochin boasts of a number of well equipped conference and banquet halls.Kochi has excellent convention centres that can together accommodate upto 5,000 delegates.The Kerala Travel Market (KTM), the biggest biennial tourism meet in the state.
Agara – The city of the Taj, Agra famous for its splendorous Mugal architecture, Taj Mahal, gives an excellent chance to turn the business tour to an ideal heritage tour. With several world heritage monuments, and great sightseeing, large landscaped gardens, great cuisine, entertainment and night life Agra provides an exciting backdrop to many a corporate events and meeting in Agra. for example – The Oberoi Amarvilas, The Jaypee Palace Hotel and Convention Centre, Phool Bagh, Mumtaz, Clarks Shiraz Hotel, Shehnaz Hall, Akbar Hall, Tower Hall etc.
Chennai – Chennai is one of India’s major port and the commercial hub of South India and thus it became a metropolitan city and emerged as fourth largest city in the country. It has several options for mainstream entertainment with malls, multiplexes, restaurants and hotels at nearly every major commercial district resulting in providing an exciting backdrop to many corporate events like conferences in Chennai, meetings in Chennai.
Goa – Goa Tourism dept aggressively promotes state as MICE destination. Goa is rated the no.1 destination for corporate incentives in India. A week long holiday for all the top achievers of the company has become a positive motivator for employees to put in their best. Various five star properties in the state MICE has increasingly become a very important contributor to their financial bottom-line.