Travstarz Global Group recently presented its cruise portfolio to agents in New Delhi, and will soon launch a one-stop online B2B platform for all its products.
Travstarz Cruises along with Dream and Star Cruises recently hosted its first-ever product presentation for the travel trade in New Delhi. On the occasion, Pankaj Nagpal, Managing Director, Travstarz Global Group, spoke of the new vertical that was launched in 2018. He said, “We got the PSA for Dream Cruises and Star Cruises. Though we have been doing a lot of presentations around the country and have visited many Tier-II and III cities, this was our first presentation in Delhi. Here, we focused on all three sailings— Genting Dream that is ex- Singapore, World Dream that is ex-Hong Kong, and Explorer Dream that is ex-Australia.”
Diksha Batra, Asst VP – Sales, Genting Cruise Lines, was also at the event to make a presentation on Dream Cruises and Star Cruises. Commenting on their association with Travstarz, she said, “It has been a good season for us with Travstarz, and it wouldn’t have been possible without our travel trade partners. While cruising, as a business, is on a roller-coaster, it is at a very nascent stage in India and I believe that we have a lot of scope.”
Sharing the future plans for Travstarz, he said, “We are launching our online reserva- tion system next month, and all our products—flights, DMCs, visa, cruises, and insurance— will be available on it. This will not be a global reservation system but a DMC-specific reservation system, where our 21 DMC locations will be avail- able online. Hence, if someone wants to book hotels, tours or transfers in any of our DMC locations, they will be able to do so on the system. Agents will also be able to book all the cruise lines we deal in, on the new system. We already have insurance live on it.”
With presence in the outbound business, Travstarz is now looking to tap the domestic market. “We are launching something unique, which will be a specialised product highlighting offbeat properties and destinations, with focus on the domestic segment. The launch of Travstarz Cruises was another feather in our cap,” he shared.
Nagpal is positive that the cruise business will take off well.