U&I cre­ates buzz for Bali in In­dia

A jour­ney that started six years ago for U&I Hol­i­days with a hand­ful of trav­ellers has re­sulted in them han­dling 22,000 In­dian pas­sen­gers to Bali, In­done­sia, alone in 2017.

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U&I road­shows al­ways get good sup­pli­ers. We pro­mote a lot of of­fer­ings from Bali to our clients. The des­ti­na­tion is per­fect for events be­cause it pro­vides plan­ners a lot of free­dom. This in­cludes tak­ing along an In­dian chef, so there is no prob­lem with In­dian or veg­e­tar­ian food, al­co­hol, or en­ter­tain­ment, and the sup­pli­ers are flex­i­ble. We have al­ready or­gan­ised two huge events in Bali this year and closed a few more deals. Ev­ery­one knows the pop­u­lar parts of Bali, but this is the best way to ed­u­cate them about the other parts as well.

The col­lec­tion of prod­ucts here is ex­cel­lent. U&I Hol­i­days has a great team in place. They have held road­shows in key cities all over In­dia. Most ho­tels that were a part of this event show­cased good pack­ages with com­pet­i­tive rates. Bali of­fers good value for money and some of the at­trac­tions are very in­ter­est­ing. I am keen on meet­ing all-in­clu­sive ho­tels with vil­las that have at­tached pools.

This road­show had great ho­tels and more im­por­tantly good at­trac­tions, which made for a fruit­ful event for us. For in­stance, I had heard about the Dev­dan show but af­ter meet­ing them here, I know more about it now. This en­sures bet­ter re­call value for the sell­ers and buy­ers. While ho­tels can be found on­line, it is ma­jorly the at­trac­tions that In­dian trav­ellers ask for. Over­all, it was a suc­cess­ful show.

I am at­tend­ing U&I Hol­i­days’ road­show for the first time and look­ing to meet many prop­er­ties and at­trac­tions. We had al­ready used Dev­dan with clients but when I met them here, I un­der­stood the prod­uct bet­ter. Beach and wa­ter ac­tiv­i­ties are pop­u­lar in Bali, which I’m look­ing to add to our itin­er­ar­ies. I would like to meet good restau­rants for groups that of­fer In­dian meals. We re­cently or­gan­ised shoot for a Marathi TV show to cover Bali.

As soon as a new prod­uct launches in Bali, U&I Hol­i­days up­dates us im­me­di­ately. We get very strong sup­port from them. This time, I saw a new prod­uct called Sun Is­land Ho­tel & Spa Kuta, which in­ter­ested me since I only buy four-star and above for my clients. Now I would want U&I Hol­i­days to do some­thing beyond Bali, like a com­bi­na­tion of Bali with Yo­gyakarta, Badung, etc.

Meha Vashi Di­rec­tor – Sales & Op­er­a­tions, Holxo Hol­i­days

Neera Chaturvedi Se­nior Man­ager, Prod­uct & Con­tract­ing – FIT, Cox & Kings

Monika Karnik As­sis­tant Man­ager – Prod­uct Man­age­ment, Veena World

Ji­ten­dra Ke­jri­wal CEO Arika Tour & Trav­els

Rosita Haribal Di­rec­tor Travel Forte

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