|By TAP Staff| The second edition of Royal India Luxury Show got under way in Dubai. The show provides glimpses of India’s royalty to visitors with the scions of some of the erstwhile princely states gracing the inaugural ceremony in royal attire.
The event has participation from 22 Indian exhibitors representing travel, hospitality, leisure, luxury homes, fashion, weddings, jewellery and entertainment.
The UAE offers immense growth opportunities for the Indian luxury market and the launch of e-visa facility for UAE nationals is expected to further boost tourist traffic to India
The exhibitors include Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Cox & Kings; Ramoji Film City; Air Aura; MEHAIR; Sansha; Woodland; Anantham by EMGEE Group; Jaypee Green Golf Course & Spa Resort; Six Senses Spa; UAE Exchange; PNG Jewellers; Sobha Developers; Rocky Star; Archana Kochhar, Neeta Lulla, Monapali, Rohit Verma, HRH Group of Hotels, Reve by Khushali Kumar and Satya Paul.
Pune-based PNG, India’s oldest jewellers (1832), which has among its vast customer base kings, film actors and business tycoons, is showcasing an impressive portfolio of jewellery – the masterpiece Royalty Collection inspired by Maratha kings and queens. The jeweller is due to open a Dubai branch in early 2015, their second venture overseas after California in the USA.
Ramoji Film City (RFC) is the world’s largest integrated film city and India’s only thematic-holiday destination. Located on a 2,000-acre site in Hyderabad it attracts 1.5 million tourists annually showcasing its portfolio of entertainment packages, theme-based weddings and MICE opportunities to the Arab markets.
Cox & Kings unveiled their luxury outdoor tents, weddings and Deccan Odyssey luxury train packages. Cox & Kings had recently signed a 10-year MoU with Maharashtra Tourism to market and promote Deccan Odyssey.
The other exhibitors included Jaypee Golf, the largest Golf, Hotel & Residences in India, and Anantham by EMGEE which showcased luxury lifestyle in Goa. Woodland launched its luxury footwear collection.
Dubai commands 30 percent of the Middle East’s, and 60 percent of the UAE’s luxury market. The UAE tops the list of tourists coming from Middle East countries to India, with a steady year-on-year increase.
According to the recent VISA Affluent Study 2013, Emiratis belonging to the affluent socio-economic class give equal priority to dining out, leisure and expenditure on family holidays.
The study revealed that the UAE was ranked fifth among the surveyed countries in terms of individual plans for future discretionary spending on holidays. Concerning family holiday trips, over 90 percent of Emiratis took an overseas holiday in the previous year and plan to travel again in the coming year.