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Published on : Thursday, July 9, 2015
Antigua and Barbuda tourism to make Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, in association with Marriott Hotels and ICS Travel, had recently organized a Travel Agent familiarization trip to Bali from Western India. Some of the highlights of the trip were Sunset Dinner Cruise, Bali Marine Safari, Tanah Lot Sunset Tour, Ubud Tour including a visit to the Goa Gajah Temple.
The participants were from Ark Travels, Mumbai, Uniglobe Perfect Connections, Gujarat, Pearl Travels,, Pune, Cirrus, Mumbai , Vacation World, Mumbai, Right Connections, Mumbai, Maps & Stories, Mumbai, Ottila, Mumbai and Ezeego 1 alongwith Shelly Chandhok, Country Manager, VITO, India Office.
According to Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, India, the trip included many experiences starting with Lunch at Queens Tandoor followed by Sunset Cruise Dinner. The team visited Bali Safari & Marine Parki, the best safari experience in Bali, home to hundreds of amazing animals consisting over 60 species, including some rare and endangered species such as the Komodo, Orang Utan, and the Bali Mynah. The Travel Agents team also went for a Tanah Lot tour to explore the beauty of the sunset at the temple. The group further visited the Coffee Plantation, Artisian Village, Ubud Royal Palace, Ubud Market, Goa Gajah Temple.
During the trip the group stayed at Courtyard @ Seminyak and Courtyard Nusa Dua. The Travel agents also enjoyed shopping at Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud Market and relished the gastronomical offerings at Queens Ubud, Gabah Restaurant, and Sea Food at Jimbaran Beach and at Marriott properties. The Group did site inspection followed by lunches & dinners at Marriott Hotels & Resorts like the Ritz Carlton- Nusa Dua, the Bulgari Resort Bali, the Stones Hotel – Legian Bali and Mandapa, a Ritz Carlton Reserve and explored the offerings for Leisure and MICE travellers.
Ms Shelly Chandhok added that VITO has been organizing regular sales blitzes, roadshows and FAM Trips for both agents and media in Indonesia. The FAM trip facilitated familiarization of the agents with the tourism products of Indonesia that will enable them to promote the islands in India in a better way.