Morocco catches In­dia’s fancy

In 2017, Tourism En­ter­prises is plan­ning to add more DMCs to its net­work and of­fer In­dian out­bound tour op­er­a­tors a va­ri­ety of newer des­ti­na­tions.

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Tourism En­ter­prises con­nects In­dian out­bound tour op­er­a­tors to its vast net­work of des­ti­na­tion man­age­ment com­pa­nies. The com­pany has wit­nessed two suc­cess­ful years and is look­ing for­ward to a ro­bust 2017. It reaches out to its trade part­ners through per­sonal vis­its, mail­ers, trade fairs and ar­ranges lo­cal city-based sem­i­nars and en­sures the qual­ity, sta­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity of the DMC which it pro­motes in the In­dian mar­ket.

Ac­cord­ing to Ravi Go­sain, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, Tourism En­ter­prises, the out­bound in­dus­try is ex­pected to be im­pacted due to sud­den in­crease of ser­vice tax to 9 per cent from Jan­uary 22, 2017. How­ever, the com­pany has ob­served steady num­ber of queries, though the ac­cu­rate fig­ures of to­tal num­ber of In­di­ans trav­el­ling abroad will be gauged post con­fir­ma­tions. In 2016, Tourism En­ter­prises sent ap­prox­i­mately over 8000 tourists through In­dian out­bound tour op­er­a­tors to sev­eral coun­tries; the most pop­u­lar be­ing Dubai, Cen­tral Eu­rope, Sri Lanka and Greece, adds Go­sain.

“With Cen­tral Eu­rope gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in the In­dia mar­ket, we are also of­fer­ing trips to Prague, Vi­enna, Salzburg, Bu­dapest and Mu­nich through a DMC brand in Czech Repub­lic,” says Ku­mar Utkarsh, Sales Head-In­dia, Tourism En­ter­prises. He fur­ther in­forms that the com­pany is pro­mot­ing Morocco as a new des­ti­na­tion for the last three years and has seen an in­crease in both en­quiries and book­ings.

Tourism En­ter­prises is work­ing and plan­ning in­vest­ments in in­ter­na­tional DMCs to set up its own DMC or build part­ner­ships with a few ex­ist­ing DMCs to give trust and value to its B2B net­work in In­dia. The com­pany is al­ready work­ing in part­ner­ship with Har­yard Tours-Dubai and TE Lanka-Sri Lanka, in­forms Utkarsh. “In­dia is a good mar­ket for in­cen­tive travel to des­ti­na­tions like Dubai, Sri Lanka, Cen­tral Eu­rope and Greece. We are fo­cus­ing on the fam­ily seg­ment of travel and cater­ing to the emerg­ing small fam­ily and friends group as this seg­ment de­mands per­son­alised, tai­lor-made pro­grams in com­par­i­son to set de­par­ture tours,” adds Go­sain.

Ravi Go­sain Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Tourism En­ter­prises

Ku­mar Utkarsh Sales Head-In­dia Tourism En­ter­prises

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