Ad­ven­ture Sports Expo Asia 2018 marks sus­tain­able route to ad­ven­ture

Cur­rently charting a growth path, San­jeev K Na­yar, MIH, Gen­eral Man­ager, Wel­comHer­itage, says they are all set to open new prop­er­ties in the near fu­ture.

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The year 2017 for Wel­comHer­itage has been very re­ward­ing, says San­jeev K Na­yar. “We have not only signed new prop­er­ties un­der the aegis of the brand, but also reg­is­tered a growth of 15 per cent over the last year. This fi­nan­cial year we signed Ran­jit Vi­las Am­rit­sar, which was our first farm stay prop­erty, and a her­itage prop­erty in the hills of Naini­tal,” he says.

Sat­is­fied with the com­pany's growth, Na­yar says, “In 2018, we will con­tinue to ex­pand our foot­print and busi­ness. We are in con­ver­sa­tion with more prop­erty own­ers and very soon we will be mak­ing an­nounce­ments of new prop­er­ties on the board. Apart from North, South and North East In­dia, we are look­ing to tap the bur­geon­ing wed­ding seg­ment for our prop­er­ties.”

The next prop­erty in line for them is Wel­comHer­itage Ash­dale in Naini­tal. “It is an old Manor from the Bri­tish Era, owned by the Roy­alty of Sa­haspur. There­after, we pro­pose to flag two na­ture re­sorts, one in Tadoba, Ma­ha­rash­tra, and the other in Coorg, Kar­nataka. As all these prop­er­ties are in ad­vance stage of project, we hope they will be launched in the be­gin­ning of the next fi­nan­cial year,” he adds.

Na­yar says they are quite ac­tive on all so­cial me­dia plat­forms which have gen­er­ated a lot of in­ter­est in the Group's prop­er­ties as well as among the po­ten­tial own­ers for a prob­a­ble tie up.

Claim­ing that they en­joy a very spe­cial re­la­tion­ship with the travel trade, Na­yar says, “Travel trade is an in­te­gral part of the in­dus­try. We are in the process of pro­mot­ing all our ho­tels in prom­i­nent geo­graph­i­cal re­gions like US, UK, Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries and the Ori­en­tal through pub­lish­ing our des­ti­na­tions in al­lied brochures and tour itin­er­ar­ies mar­keted by tour oper­a­tors in these re­gions through lo­cal DMCs. We also fo­cus on the vast op­por­tu­nity of do­mes­tic tourism by ty­ing up with key whole­sale oper­a­tors spe­cial­is­ing in pro­mot­ing lo­cal des­ti­na­tions by of­fer­ing them in­cen­tives and ex­cit­ing of­fers. We also par­tic­i­pate in the travel marts and road­shows in the Tier-II and Tier-III cities.”

San­jeev K Na­yar MIH, Gen­eral Man­ager Wel­comHer­itage

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