Awarded for a creative itinerary

For an incentive group of 53 passengers, ‘The Best Creative Planning Itinerary’ was quickly planned and well executed by Kulin Shah, CEO, Kulin Kumar Holidays and his team.

As a precursor to the Visit Japan Travel & MiCE Mart 2018 (VJTM) by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Kulin Shah, CEO, Kulin Kumar Holidays was awarded by Santoshi Seino, President, JNTO for ‘Best Creative Planning Itinerary’ comprising an incentive group of 53 passengers. The company took just an hour to plan the itinerary and covered different activities, including sites covering nature, industrial visits, snow activity and city life.

Japan is an ideal destination for Indian MiCE with abundant facilities to offer to participants like high standard of hospitality, ease of transport, variety of Indian restaurants, ample sightseeing and a bustling nightlife. Since Kulin Kumar Holidays is operating tours to Japan since 2005, it also has a DMC in the country that helps the company execute its plans conveniently by understanding cutomers’ requirements.

The selection criteria were based on itineraries that made the best use of the features of the destination, illustrated successful post-event impact on attendees and demonstrated innovative use of technology

After receiving the award, Shah expressed his gratitude towards every member of team JNTO and thanked them for their constant support. He felt extremely proud and happy to have been honoured with this prestigious recognition and looks forward to increased business into Japan from India.

At the event held in Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, names of other winners were also unveiled. These included Comfort Travel Services, Taiwan for Best Incentive Travel and JTB Australia for Best Community Contribution. Prize winners also made a presentation on how their programmes made use of the distinctive features of venues and the benefits that were obtained by the sponsoring companies.

The selection criteria for the awarded applications were based on itineraries that made the best use of the features of the visited destination, illustrated successful post-event impact on attendees and corporates, demonstrated innovative use of technology and planning and an outstanding contribution to the region through cultural exchanges with the local community.

Satoshi Seino, President, JNTO, also expressed his joy on receiving several applications for the awards. Besides, it was quite interesting for him to learn about such wonderful incentive programmes in Japan.

While addressing a large number of MiCE professionals from across the world, Seino expressed hopes that with the help of a continuous support, the incentive travel to Japan will continue to grow in the future. He believes that MiCE buyers can share more knowledge and resources to create a variety of incentive travel programmes with excellent content.

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