Europamundo lures Indians
Europamundo Vacaciones has witnessed a 30 per cent growth from the India market in 2017 over 2016 and hopes to grow by 50 per cent in 2018.
Europamundo Vacaciones, a coach tour company from Spain, operating globally, saw 30 per cent growth in the number of Indian travellers taking their services in 2017 over 2016. Luis García Codrón, Chief Executive Officer, Europamundo Vacaciones, says, “We started offering our product in India only two years ago and have catered to almost 6000 Indian passengers till now. This year we saw a 30 per cent growth over our debut year last year and hope to record around 50 per cent growth next year with over 9000 Indian passengers.”
Codrón informs that the company caters to over 150,000 passengers every year from across the globe and is planning to introduce some newer itineraries for Morocco, Italy, France, Scandinavia, Japan and Russia in 2018. He points out that the Indian travellers are very interesting as they have an eye for detail and tend to enjoy landscape, nature, snow, mountains, etc. “We are very happy with the response we have received from our Indian clients and this will help us cater to them in a better way, we are going to introduce special itineraries designed for the Indian clients. We understand that Indians are very sensitive about their meals and hence, we will offer Indian meals during the tours,” says Codrón.
Aparna C Basumalik, Country Head-India, Europamundo Vacaciones, believes that the USP of the company is the flexibility they offer to their clients. She says, “The clients travelling with us have a variety to choose from. They can either take an entire coach tour from one destination to the other or can choose to take a part of the trip with us, de-board and board again at some other destination. The beauty of our service is that no trip is ever cancelled.” The company is a pure B2B provider wherein Europamundo sells various products to the distributers in India and no customer can make direct bookings with them. The commission offered is higher than the average market standard, informs Basumalik.
Luis García Codrón Europamundo Vacaciones
Aparna C Basumalik Country Head-India Europamundo Vacaciones