Why We Chose India For Our Next Skift Summit

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India is having a moment. With the India outbound traveler poised to become the biggest global force in coming years, and major global brands racing to take part in India’s strong domestic market, there is no better time to host an event that seeks to shape the future of travel.

In an exciting milestone for Skift, we are thrilled to bring our first-ever Skift India Summit to India, happening on March 19-20 in Delhi-NCR. The decision to host a groundbreaking Skift event in India has been a long time coming and reflects why now is such an important moment for India’s growth and its impact on the global travel industry.

Here are a few exciting topics and reasons we’re looking forward to this inaugural Summit:

India‘s Rising Middle Class

As we highlighted in our Megatrends this year, India is projected to have a middle class population of around 1 billion in the middle of this century. As we examine the rapid demographic and economic transformation of the world’s most populous country, Skift India Summit will delve into the ways these new travelers will reshape the global travel industry, including conversations with the CEOs of Air India, OYO, and the U.S. Ambassador to India. Check out our recent India Travel Podcast for a further dive into the role of the middle class in India’s outbound resurgence.

How Hospitality Will Evolve

India’s thriving hospitality sector is booming and both big brands and privately-held groups are racing to keep up with the pace of expansion. We’ll hear from Marriott on their mission to add 100 hotels by 2025, advice from Ennismore’s CEO on the growth and lure of lifestyle hotels, and how India-based brands like Leela, LaLiT, and others are evolving and competing. We’ll also hear about booking patterns and preferences for travelers, as a follow up to the insights shared in our India on the Move: A Traveler Survey research report.

Bringing India’s Travel Leaders Together

Skift India Summit and this moment in India’s growth story represents a golden opportunity for global players to connect with local stakeholders, government representatives, industry influencers, and invited press. As the world becomes more interconnected, the significance of fostering international relationships cannot be overstated, and this Summit serves as a catalyst for these connections.

Don’t Miss Out

This is not just an event; it’s an in-depth look at India’s integral role in shaping the future of travel. As we countdown to March, you won’t want to miss what promises to be an unforgettable day as we unpack the opportunities and complexities ahead for India’s vibrant travel landscape.

Limited early-bird priced tickets are still available, but will be increasing soon. Make sure to lock in your seat as soon as possible to save.

Skift India Summit Registration

Discounted price of $495 (Solo) and $445 (Group) for a limited time only. Full-price tickets are $745 (Solo) and $695 (Group).

Please read our FAQ for details about refunds, safety procedures, and other details.

Subscriber Benefits

Subscribers to Skift Research, Skift Pro, Daily Lodging Report, Skift Short-Term Rental Report, and Airline Weekly receive discounts off full-price tickets to in-person events. Visit our Subscriber Benefits page to find your discount code. 

Online Attendees

A limited number of free online tickets will be released in the spring for paid subscribers.

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