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.
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