GST deliberations power up conference
Over 300 UNIGLOBE travel professionals from across South Asia gathered at Imagica, Mumbai, to Feel the Power of valuable insights, networking and celebration of individual and collective achievements.
The recently concluded 12th Annual UNIGLOBE Regional Conference and Excellence Awards, was hosted at Imagica in Mumbai. Themed ‘Feel the Power’, the conference attracted over 300 UNIGLOBE travel professionals from South Asia. The conference saw two days of deliberations over GST and stimulating educational sessions on leadership, besides the unveiling of two ground-breaking technology solutions from UNIGLOBE.
The highlight of the conference was the launch of UKonnect, an end-to-end, networking and collaboration tool that brings over 1500 UNIGLOBE professionals on a single platform to exchange ideas, share knowledge and discuss the latest trends. Also, unveiled at the conference was an improved version of the company’s flagship agent booking tool, Complete Access Online, and a preview of upcoming products, including the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the developments on GST.
An interactive and thought-provoking session by Raja Natesan, CEO, UNIGLOBE Travel (South Asia), shed light on how UNIGLOBE professionals can recognise new opportunities to turn them into stepping stones of success for clients. In other sessions, Raja, revealed what it takes to arrive at the most favourable outcome when faced with tough business dilemmas and perform the ultimate balancing act in acquiring power and learning how to use it more effectively as leaders.
“Our theme for this year, ‘Feel the Power’, was chosen to inspire UNIGLOBE travel professionals to feel the power to conquer industry challenges and find new ways of adding value to client relationships through transparency, new-age tools and better use of travel content to tailor options and experiences for travellers,” says Ritika Modi, Regional President, UNIGLOBE Travel (South Asia).
A part of this year’s star attraction was the keynote session, where actor Rohit Roy let the attendees in on his ‘mantra for success.’ Over 40 suppliers from different categories including leisure, technology, insurance, banks, hotels, airlines and destination management companies came together for ‘The Supplier Showcase’ that served as a platform for participants to establish, renew and build successful partnerships with their preferred suppliers and gain a better understanding of their offerings.
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Our theme for this year, ‘Feel the Power’, was chosen to inspire UNIGLOBE travel professionals to feel the power to conquer indus ways of adding value to client relationships through transparency, new-age tools and better use of travel content. Ritika Modi Regional President, UNIGLOBE Travel (South Asia)
“Individually it can be difficult to accomplish one’s objectives, but together we can move mountains. The annual UNIGLOBE conference is a great platform to support inter-agency networking, professional development and to strengthen relationships with each other and with key suppliers of the South Asian region,” says Natesan.
Top performing agencies were rewarded for achieving the organisation’s highest standards of growth through. Awards for top-level sales and revenue growth achievements were given to the owners of UNIGLOBE member agencies from across the South Asia region. The 12th Annual Excellence Awards felicitated top individual performers across 11 award categories. The awards included recognition for Counselors, Managers, Sales, Accounts, Leisure and Facilitation personnel at various levels of performance assessment. “As every year, it was great to bond, interact and learn with our fellow UNIGLOBE family members around South Asia at the conference. The rides and experiences at Imagica Theme and Snow Parks, along with the ‘Dress as a Toon’ and ‘Pirates’ themed dinners on Days 1 and 2 of the conference, only added the much welcome fun element to the rendezvous,” concludes Ch. Uma, President, UNIGLOBE Franchise Owners Association.