A Diwali celebration marked the launch of Travelpack’s 2015 India brochure, during an event held in Mississauga last night.
Agents and media were welcomed at Nirvana Restaurant to mark the upcoming Festival of Lights, taking place on Oct. 23. Representatives from the India Tourism Office in Toronto and Consul General of India Akhilesh Mishra were also on hand for the event, which featured traditional holiday dances and dinner.
India will mark the second brochure launch for Travelpack’s Canadian office, said Fazal Baig, general manager for North America. He added that the brochure for Africa was recently launched, with another for group travel soon to be released. The company’s India packages are part of its strategy to go after an increased share of the Canadian travel market, he said. Founded more than 30 years ago, with offices in the U.K. and India, Travelpack opened the doors of its Mississauga office in 2013.
“We are becoming more aggressive with our destinations and India is one part of that,” Baig said.
Offering customizable vacation packages that can be tailored to an individual traveller’s desires, the brochure highlights a number of popular Indian travel destinations and attractions, he explained, from monuments such as the Taj Mahal to packages based on wildlife, adventure and relaxation. Packages for travellers with an interest in Buddhism are also being offered, targeting a niche market identified by Travelpack in North America.
“India has such amazing diversity to offer,” said Consul General Mishra, “and the role of the tourism industry is critical. Through your hard work and meticulous planning, Canadians can experience what India has to offer.”
Agents can visit www.travelpack.ca and register with an online form. Electronic copies of Travelpack’s brochures are also available for download.
Photo: Eugene Correa, administrative assistant, India Tourism Office; Fazal Baig, GM - North America, Travelpack; Reeti Mishra; Akhilesh Mishra, consul general of India; Anil Oraw, director, India Tourism Office; and Sidharth Bodwal, information officer, India Tourism Office.