“If you havent seen it, you can’t sell it.” This was the philosophy that was told to me when I first started in the travel industry. To see it is not just to know it, but it’s also to experience it, to feel it.
Product knowledge is vital, particularly when you really want to feature a country beyond the bucket list destinations. The art of being a bespoke travel specialist lies in this, together with taking time to get to know your clients, their likes and dislikes, reasons for visiting a destination, their interests and hobbies. The why and the what rather than the where and how much.
India is so vast, most travellers are unaware of the possibilities she can offer.
This week, I’ll be arriving back into India exactly three years to the day that I left, as the world went into lockdown. Despite having lived there for 15 years, there is so much I still haven’t discovered. There’s a saying that it would take a lifetime to discover India. Well, 25 years and counting, and the list of places I still want to visit is longer than those I have.
This is going to be one incredible journey. From kayaking in Kerala to visiting newly opened hotels in the far north of Kashmir, horse safaris in the reserve forest in Satpura National Park and first hand experience of community projects in MP, Tons Valley and Ladakh, heading in search of Himalayan Brown Bear in Dras, the wine region of Nashik and finally visiting Hampi. There’s a couple of travel trade shows, Tres and GITB with so many old friends to catch up with and no doubt a few new friends to make.
It will take 2 months, it could easily be four. Ahh, India….
If you’re interested in a holiday to India, contact me on:
Philippa@indianexperiences.com or call +447966025330.
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