Mumbai: Ark Travels, the leading b2b travel company selling cruises and all-inclusive resorts vacations in India successfully hosted fourth edition of Big Bang Nautical Fiesta. The biggest cruising event by Ark Travels was planned from 3rd to 6th March for the first time on-board Genting Dream Ex-Singapore.
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Organised in alliance with Genting Cruise Lines’ Dream Cruises, Ark Travels promoted three-night sailing from Singapore (Marina Bay Cruise Centre) to beautiful destinations line Penang and Langkawi and hosted 400 travel agents and media from pan India.
Designed and endorsed as entertainment cruise, The Big Bang Nautical Fiesta was packed with Exclusive Unplugged Live Band Performances, Neon Party, Beach Beer Party, Exclusive Gala Nights with Bollywood Touch and Cuisine Fiesta.
“The Big Bang Nautical Fiesta cruising event was planned to educate our travel agents by giving them the first-hand experience while on the cruise ship. The event was to highlight how different experiences like Neon Party, Live Band Performance, Gala Nights can be created to attract different segments of travellers like FITs, MICE and Weddings groups. With all the education program and guided ship tour conducted on board the vessel we are more than sure that this FAM trip will help our travel community to further understand the nitty-gritties of selling cruise vacations to the Indian travellers,” noted Kishan Biyani, Managing Director, Ark Travels Pvt. Ltd.
The award-winning B2B travel company,Ark Travels has been a trendsetter in the cruise industry andrecently celebrated a milestone by being recognised as the first Indian Preferred Sales Agents to send 50,000 passengers from India to travel on board the fleet of Genting Cruise Lines comprising of Star Cruises & Dream Cruises.
Commenting on the long withstanding association with Ark Travels, Naresh Rawal, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Genting Cruise lines said, “The communication and sales channels through our Travel partners has been of immense importance & has contributed heavily to the success of brand Dream Cruises has achieved since its inception. Ark travels has been a close partner and friend of the brand for many years now and we are delighted with the relationship that we share with them. The Big Bang Nautical Fiesta is our way of giving back to our Preferred partners for their tireless efforts to ensure we sore to even greater heights, year on year”.
“Cruise tourism in India is undergoing a phenomenal change with minimum of 15 per cent growth year-on-year, going forward we aim to reach golden mark of 100,000 passengers by end 2020. New cruise ships and itineraries coming in Asia Pacific sectors, like Explorer Dream by Genting Cruise Lines will create further opportunities for travel trade. Our aim is to host 500+ travel agents on Explorer Dream in 2021 with Alaskan itineraries,” Biyani further added.