Region travel industry representatives were given the lowdown on India as the
next hot destination from left Agency Sales Manager with Jet Airways Ajay
Tandon, Director of Operations with Airliners Kiron Kumar, Tourist Information
Officer with India Tourism Vibhava Tripathi and India Gate Exclusive Indian
Cuisine Owner Parshotam L. Dhiman.
would-be tourists are looking for a vacation hot spot that has just about
everything, India just might be the ticket.
That’s the word from a joint conference by India Tourism, Jet Airways and
Airliners at the India Gate restaurant in Newmarket,
“I would say that whatever your reasons are, there is a good one to go to
India. It is a kaleidoscope?” director of operations with Airliners and
ATourz Kiron Kumar said.
India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has also been
named among the top vacation destinations, Mr. Kumar added.
For the most part, India is as developed as Canada, Mr. Kumar noted in his
Travel agents and representatives from across York Region and beyond dined on
Indian fare provided by the restaurant.
Tourist information officer with India Tourism Vibhava Tripathi said his slide
shows offered just a taste of what his country has to offer.
“You have seen a bit of India, but you have not seen it all,” he said.
“If you are not selling India, you are not doing much, because two or three
years from now, people will be knocking on your door saying, ‘I want to go
to India’. Be prepared when the time comes.”
Mr. Tripathi also attempted to dispel some stigmas.
The country is a 12-month destination that offers all the modern amenities and
has plenty to keep tourists occupied.
There’s no need to worry about king cobras or other dangerous beasts, Mr.
Tripathi said, adding he has lived in India for most of his life and never
seen one of the venomous snakes.
Overall, the presentation and dinner seemed well received, which was good news
for India Gate owner Parshotam Dhiman, who used to work in the aviation