ED­WIN: A true learn­ing

Hari Kis­han Valmiki, Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner, Valmiki Travel & Tourism Solul­tions, talks about the ex­pe­ri­ence at the first-ever ED­WIN which was held in Ladakh.

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QW

When ev­ery other or­gan­i­sa­tion is giv­ing fa­mil­iari­sa­tion through we­bi­nars, on­line tests and road shows, it's only ED­WIN who came for­ward with the fo­cus on first- hand ex­pe­ri­ence by charg­ing nom­i­nally and giv­ing ex­po­sure to the des­ti­na­tion of Leh Ladakh. The beauty of invit­ing lo­cal emi­nent per­son­al­i­ties and get­ting them to speak about their own des­ti­na­tion is another at­trac­tion, which I think was help­ful.

QW Def­i­nitely – as my ob­jec­tive is to get a feel of the prod­uct and ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­treme cold weather with low oxy­gen lev­els. I had been told about ac­cli­ma­ti­sa­tion, but have now come to un­der­stand it by un­der­go­ing one full day of do­ing noth­ing but ac­cli­ma­tis­ing.

QWill this help you bet­ter to your end

Of course, at the end of the day, for the con­fi­dence to sell such unique and niche prod­ucts, you need per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence. This can­not be read and un­der­stood over Lonely Planet or watch­ing a travel chan­nel on tele­vi­sion. Since we have wit­nessed what is the peak when we trav­elled above sea level – 18,500 ft - by touch­ing the Khardung-la, we have also un­der­stood what kind of chal­lenges our clients can face. This will help us in guid­ing them in a bet­ter way.

is to get a feel of the prod­uct and ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­treme cold weather con­di­tions with

Q to high­light any

Yes – This par­tic­u­lar prod­uct can­not be sold to each and ev­ery client. I will en­sure that I ed­u­cate and em­power my fel­low trav­ellers to be re­spon­si­ble and help pro­tect the des­ti­na­tion un­der Re­spon­si­ble Tourism, fol­lowed by Sus­tain­able Tourism as Ladakh does not need quan­tity but qual­ity pas­sen­gers.

Hari Kis­han Valmiki Founder and Man­ag­ing Part­ner Valmiki Travel & Tourism Solul­tions

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