Bonton Group of Companies is offering a variety of combinations for international destinations, like Dubai with Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives. The company will also offer group departures to Eastern Europe in 2017. Bonton Online, the online travel portal of the Group, also adds to serve its trade partners efficiently, explains Arun Hattangadi, Group Head, Bonton Group of Companies.
He says that even though the B2B space gets more competitive every day the company has managed to hold its space and grow steadily. “We had witnessed an increasing demand to club various international destinations with Dubai like Mauritius, Seychelles and the Maldives. Thus, the industry can expect quite a few interesting combination deals with Dubai this year. Travellers are becoming more adventurous for Mauritius and asking for more activities than the regular North and South Island tours, which we are planning to bring up in 2017. Also, since our Europe group departure clients have shown interest in exploring Eastern Europe, this segment of travel is also on the cards,” says Hattangadi.
In 2016, the company serviced 50,000 guests through its DMC in Dubai; over a thousand guests within a year’s launch of its own office in Mauritius and nearly 1100 guests for Europe Departures. The company has also increased its presence in India, particularly in Gujarat with the opening of two new offices in Rajkot and Surat. The franchise network of the Group has also added quite a few prominent travel agents from Maharashtra and Gujarat, he informs. “Apart from regular promotions and offers on mail for our travel partners, this year we wish to ensure that we meet our trade partners at least once every quarter. This will allow us to push our offerings and educate their teams on how to go about it,” adds Hattangadi.