Hankyu, says SDU Trav­els

Hankyu Han­shin, Ja­pan and SDU Trav­els, In­dia, have signed a JV agree­ment for han­dling Ja­panese cor­po­rate busi­ness in the coun­try. tries to find out how this col­lab­o­ra­tion is go­ing to help the two com­pa­nies.

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Ryuichi Nabae, Pres­i­dent, Hankyu Han­shin, Ja­pan, seems con­fi­dent about his knowl­edge in B2B Busi­ness and he gives this as a pri­mary rea­son for sign­ing this agree­ment. Nabae says, “There are so many Ja­panese com­pa­nies which have en­tered In­dia. We are one of the largest travel agents in Ja­pan. We know how to han­dle B2B busi­ness there. While us­ing our knowl­edge of travel busi­ness, we want to pen­e­trate in In­dian mar­ket now and we are sure that the out­come is go­ing be pos­i­tive.”

He adds, “Hankyu Han­shin is in In­dia for the last seven years and we want to do our work more ag­gres­sively now. We want to tar­get all Ja­panese com­pa­nies, who have of­fices in Ja­pan and in In­dia too.”

Su­nit Suri, MD & CEO, SDU Trav­els ex­plains the pur­pose of this agree­ment. “Ba­si­cally HHBT is one of the lead­ing travel com­pa­nies in Ja­pan and in busi­ness travel, they are the lead­ers. And in In­dia TWX is one of the fastest grow­ing com­pa­nies. It has a very strong net­work. Ba­si­cally it’s a strate­gic al­liance be­tween HHBT and SDU Trav­els and through their ex­pe­ri­ence we are look­ing at ex­pand­ing in the busi­ness travel seg­ment es­pe­cially in the Ja­panese mar­ket.”

On cater­ing to Ja­panese tourists, Suri says, “Last year, we did around 8,000 pax for Ja­panese tourists and we are ex­pect­ing mar­ginal growth this year.”

Su­nit Suri with Ryuichi Nabae af­ter sign­ing the pact

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