ETAA organises edu trip to Hampi

The Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA) South Chapter plans to keep Goa as its next destination for ‘Destination Expert Programme’.

Hazel Jain

The Enterprising Travel Agent’s Association (ETAA) South Chapter organised a four-day educational trip for its members to Hampi. This was under its ‘Destination Expert Programme’ and was held from June 28-July 1, 2017. Sharing more details is MP Joy, Board Member and Chapter Chairman (South India), who says, “Forty-six members signed up for this programme that was held in Badami. From the tourism point of view, Hampi is a gold mine which is yet to be explored. There is growing demand for Hampi, for leisure packages as well as conferences. That is why we chose this destination. Seeing is believing and exploring the real Hampi with experts has helped our members understand the product better. We even conducted a test after the training. We issued our ‘Destination Expert Certificate’ to participants which can be displayed in their of- fice.”

The programme involved resort visits, sightseeing, attending destination presentation by experts, as well as games. The team stayed at Orange County Resort, Heritage Resort and Royal Orchid Keerthi Resorts. The association is scheduled to have its board meeting in Mumbai on July 26, 2017, where the team will discuss the plan of action for the rest of the year. “We will be discussing about new sub chapters in South India (Chennai and Kerala) and other matters,” Joy reveals.

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