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.
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