TravelBullz, in association with Centara Hotels and Resorts, held an exclusive networking dinner event at the Le Meridien, New Delhi on September 3, 2021. ‘Let’s Talk’ was the theme of this first networking get-together organised for their partners and the travel fraternity with the ebbing of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was a great success, with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (New Delhi), Think Strawberries, and Le Meridien New Delhi, joining the league and initiating the event.
Braving the message, ‘Let’s get back to work & get our Industry, hence unlocking the world’, TravelBullz and Centara Hotels & Resorts came together for the first-ever networking session in the post COVID era. The event had professionals in the travel fraternity with smiley happy faces as they met and greet each other, with many of them coming together almost after a year and a half.
As the sessions began, Moumita Mukherjee Paul from Centara Hotels and Resorts shared news on their latest addition, the Centara Reserve, a 5-star deluxe property and the upcoming Centara Grand Mirage in Dubai, along with some new properties coming in Vietnam, Qatar and Oman.
TravelBullz showcased their state-of-the-art B2B booking engine, focusing on Maldives and split stay packages and the one-click book package options. Travel agents and partners appreciated and were interested in the user-friendly interface of the booking engine for Maldives. TravelBullz also launched and showcased their dynamic packaging module showcasing their Dubai product.
In his speech, K. D. Singh, Founder and President of TravelBullz again reinforced that Maldives was a strategic destination offering in the portfolio of TBZ and Dubai was a core product of TBZ. He also emphasised that the industry had gone through a lot of challenges during 2020 and 2021 and said, “now is the time to come together and once again rise to the occasion and make ourselves count”.
Elaborating further on technology, Singh said that TravelBullz has always maintained a leadership position in the market. “We have done a lot of development in the last 18 months, keeping in mind how our travel agents get benefitted from the technology and product portfolio of TravelBullz. We have launched ‘TravelBullz Market Place’ where all the DMCs, offline or online, can join from the world. DMCs and agents have suffered a lot due to the pandemic. Reaching out to new markets is extremely expensive and difficult for them in the current scenario. With our platform, they can reach out to different geographies around the world,” informed Singh.
Singh further added, “We have over 60 different nationalities who booked over the last couple of years. Any DMCs from across the world can join TravelBullz Market Place free of cost. Once DMCs upload their product on the marketplace, they can sell it anywhere in the world. It’s a very powerful tool where we are linking the supplier to the demand and moving all the offline business to the digital transactions.”
Remarkably, TravelBullz has invested over US$200,000 over the last 18 months and will continue to invest to offer seamless experiences to trade partners.
In a way, this event just did not connect participants, but also gave TravelBullz and Centara Hotels an opportunity to showcase their latest products and developments and also show a glimpse of what the future holds for all of us in the travel business.
To conclude, the travel industry appreciated the initiative of TravelBullz to hold this networking and dinner event and pave the way for industry partners to come together and start to host physical events. Le Meridien New Delhi also turned out to be the perfect venue for the evening. Singh also mentioned that this was the first of the series of events that TravelBullz will be conducting in the rest of the country in the next three months.