RISHIRAJ ANAND “

Joint Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Global Panorama Show­case

Travel Talk - India - - GLOBAL PANORAMA SHOWCASE -

Look­ing back at our run this year, I am re­ally happy with the fan­tas­tic re­sponse GPS gar­nered across all the cities in which we par­tic­i­pated. Even the two new cities we added, Pune and Kochi, re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse and sup­port from the en­tire in­dus­try in­clud­ing the ex­hibitors, hosted buy­ers and trade vis­i­tors. It was a tough task to get so many peo­ple to come on­board, man­age their stay and en­gage­ments with each one but I can proudly say that our en­tire team did an ex­cel­lent job in mak­ing this grand spec­ta­cle a huge suc­cess yet again.We re­ceived a very pos­i­tive re­sponse from the buy­ers in terms of the qual­ity of prod­ucts that were on dis­play at GPS this year and we got a sim­i­lar re­sponse from the ex­hibitors about the qual­ity of the hosted buy­ers and the trade vis­i­tors to the show. Our en­deav­our from the start has been to bring var­i­ous tourism prod­ucts at the door step of the travel agents of the sec­ondary and ter­tiary mar­kets and to fa­mil­iarise them with new of­fer­ings that can help them grow their busi­ness. Apart from the prod­ucts, the ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars and ses­sions were wellat­tended and highly ap­pre­ci­ated. Ses­sions on GST, tax fil­ing and cy­ber se­cu­rity ex­tended well be­yond their sched­ule in all the cities. These ses­sions helped quell fear as well as doubts of the Tier-II and Tier-III agents and gave them a know-how about run­ning their busi­ness legally and suc­cess­fully. An­other feat for us this year was the launch of ED­WIN – Ed­u­ca­tional Des­ti­na­tion Work­shop In­ter­na­tional through which we plan to fur­ther stim­u­late the travel agents from all the cities where GPS was held this year. ED­WIN will give the travel agents a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of what to ad­ver­tise to their clients about the des­ti­na­tion. While we re­ceived an ex­cel­lent re­sponses from the Ahmed­abad mar­ket, the turnout in Pune and Kochi was tremen­dous de­spite this be­ing our first foray into these two cities. Kolkata too stepped up from last year but Chandi­garh wit­nessed a mas­sive growth in com­par­i­son to last year. We are look­ing for­ward to adding a few more cities next year and take into fold an even larger au­di­ence from Tier-II and Tier-III mar­kets.

We re­ceived a pos­i­tive re­sponse from the buy­ers in terms of the qual­ity of prod­ucts that were on dis­play at GPS this year and we got a sim­i­lar re­sponse from the ex­hibitors about the qual­ity of the hosted buy­ers and the trade vis­i­tors to the show. Our en­deav­our from the start has been to bring var­i­ous tourism prod­ucts at the door step of the travel agents of the sec­ondary and ter­tiary mar­kets and to fa­mil­iarise them with new of­fer­ings that can help them grow their busi­ness

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