Safe and inviting, that’s Andaman

Faraway Tree Hospitality, a pure B2B operator that specialises in holiday packages to the Andaman Islands, shares an update on the destination and how ready their on-ground team is to receive your clients during these challenging times. They also claim that today, it is one of the safest places to visit in the country.

Hazel Jain

Faraway Tree Hospitality, a pure B2B operator that specialises in holiday packages to the Andaman Islands, recently conducted a virtual tour of the destination for the travel trade. This was followed by an extensive product update and an interactive Q and A session. One lucky agent, Syed Kausar Peer from Uniglobe Bharath International Travel (Mysuru) who answered the quiz correctly, also won a free holiday for two worth `80,000 for 6N/7D as per the showcased itinerary.

Akshat Rawat, Founder and Director, Faraway Tree Hospitality, along with his team took the audience through a detailed summary of the offerings and dos and don’ts for clients. They have handled more than 5,563 guests in the last year alone. The B2B travel company is a one-stop solution – it has its own fleet of vehicles which is COVID-19 ready, and it also runs its own beachside restaurant ‘Something Different – A beachside cafe’ in Havelock Island, ranked number one on TripAdvisor.

About the destination

Rawat spoke about how the islands are connected with each other. The team has created multiple itineraries, but what they focused on during the webinar was a special itinerary they have created for 6N that includes all major sightseeing places. He also added, “The islands will also have good internet connection during season time. Andaman is also a beautiful M!CE destination and we can also create an itinerary for your corporate clients. If you have any questions, my team and I will revert to all your queries promptly.”

Ready for the new normal

Speaking about the main concern of agents, Rawat underlined the protocols the team has put in place. “Are we ready to handle your guests in the new normal? Yes, most definitely. We greet all our customers by checking their temperature and oxygen levels. We also give them a free hand sanitiser and face mask on arrival. All our fleet drivers have mandatory face masks and gloves on and their temperature is checked regularly. We also sanitise the inside and outside of our vehicles after every trip. We can do this because we have our own fleet. Each car has a pressure pump and it is sanitised after every trip. Every luggage is sanitised before taking it to the
hotel,” he shared.

Rawat added that his team is expecting SOPs from the UT administration to be released soon. COVID-19 testing is mandatory in Port Blair and is done free of cost.

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