TravTalk - India
Sindhudurg: Maha’s hidden treasure
Sindhudurg, unknown to many in India, is the only place in Maharashtra that is approved for scuba and deep diving, apart from many other unique things. Red Carpet Travels has decided to promote this beautiful destination under the banner of Konkanut Cove and act as a Destination Management Company for Sindhudurg dwelling in B2B segment. Tell us about this familiarisation trip (to Sindhudurg) and what does it focus on?
Our idea behind developing this itinerary was to offer a multifaceted glimpse of Sindhudurg including the best experiences one can have. It was a tough decision to choose a few from the vast range of experiences Sindhudurg offers and on top of it, to club them in a stipulated number of nights was even tougher. Still we feel that we managed to showcase the various purviews, as the itinerary focused on the experiences covering serene natural settings, adventure, culture, local cuisine, the unique fauna and the legendary history
What is the idea behind this fam? Is your focus now more on domestic destinations? If yes, why?
The focal thought behind this fam is to create an awareness about this mesmerising destination - Sindhudurg and to uncover its potential to our prominent trade partners. Though our core
business focuses on international destinations, it is our attempt to promote the hidden treasures of Maharashtra and showcase it globally.
What destinations in India are you promoting right now?
We would like to be focused on what we are offering.
Sindhudurg, which is unknown to many people in India, is the only place in Maharashtra, which is approved for scuba and deep diving. Besides, there are many other unique things. Hence, we have decided to act purely as a Destination Management Company dwelling in the B2B segment (wholesaler) only for Sindhudurg.
What destinations/ itineraries outside india are you promoting now that scheduled flights are restarting?
We cater to the long haul luxury destinations named the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe and Australia as a Destination Management Company. We have our prominent presence there, with our owned offices and team. We are working on the promotions and product development plans in collaboration with our clients. We are powering our trade partners with destination excellence information and related content while supporting them in crafting their flagship itineraries.
How do you see the traveller behaviour among domestic and international tourists evolve? What traveller trends are here to stay according to you?
Currently, we foresee a tremendous urge among people to travel after being stuck in a forced lockdown for around two years. People prefer to travel to short haul destinations for now, but we anticipate a change in this trend soon with the revocation of the commercial flights ban.
Please share some news and developments from Red Carpet that will interest the travel agents?
With the advent of technological advancements we have noticed that travellers from varied demographics are adopting digitisation as the primary support system for booking their holidays. Therefore, we would be soon empowering our trade partners with an effective digital platform which would cater to the ever changing requirements of the travellers.
We foresee a tremendous urge among people to travel after being stuck in a forced lockdown for around two years
The platform would also educate them about the long haul destinations along with the nitty-gritties involved while planning an itinerary.