Offering niche tour op­tions

Amit Malhotra, Di­rec­tor, In­dia Oper­a­tions, Best­way Tours & Sa­faris, gives an ac­count of their USP and predicts the In­dian tourism in­dus­try’s course for 2016.

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With a vi­sion to pro­mote the rich her­itage and cul­ture of In­dia, Best­way Tours & Sa­faris pro­vides a host of tours to their cus­tomers, rang­ing from cul­tural, ad­ven­ture, beach, Ayurveda, culi­nary, yoga and spa tours, and much more. Head­quar­tered in Van­cou­ver, Canada, Best­way now serves ma­jor tour op­er­a­tors in North Amer­ica, Europe and the Mid­dle East, apart from cov­er­ing In­dia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Ti­bet.

Malhotra says, “Our USP lies in our spe­cial in­ter­est tours, which are niche tourism prod­ucts and an al­ter­na­tive to mass tours. It is the pro­vi­sion of cus­tomised leisure and recre­ational ex­pe­ri­ences driven by the spe- cific ex­pressed in­ter­ests of in­di­vid­u­als and groups.” Re­gard­ing some new and in­ter­est­ing tours that have been added to their itin­er­ary he elab­o­rates, “Some of the unique tours we have in­cluded are tex­tile tours, women-only tours, bi­cy­cle tours, pho­to­graphic tours, culi­nary tours and battlefiel­d tours. We are a fast grow­ing com­pany and with the ex­pan­sion of the team, we are look­ing to add more spe­cial in­ter­est tours to our ex­haus­tive list of itin­er­ar­ies.”

For the forth­com­ing year, Malhotra predicts a pos­i­tive fu­ture for the tourism in­dus­try in In­dia. “In the Tourism 2020 Vi­sion doc­u­ment, WTO fore­casts that In­dia has the po­ten­tial to reach nearly 8.9 mil­lion in­ter­na­tional ar­rivals by 2020,” he men­tions. “With the in­tro­duc­tion of e-Tourist Visa to 113 na­tion­al­i­ties world­wide, in­bound traf­fic to In­dia has been on the rise con­sis­tently. So, in all, we can say 2016 will be pros­per­ous year for in­bound travel,” he adds.

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