Accepting today & looking ahead

The two-day Virtual Spanish Travel Show saw more than 1,300 happy buyers from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh interact with 20 Spanish exhibitors. Spain’s first-ever virtual roadshow managed to facilitate more than 3,200 one-to-one meetings.

Feedback from buyers

Nagsri Prasad Sashidhar, Chief Happiness Officer, NAGSRI (Mumbai)

What was really good was the fact that it was pretty seamless and I got to meet some interesting and new partners. Interesting and meaningful discussions made the show well worth my time. Overall, it was a great show and I look forward to meeting our partners in person next year!

Manu Kashyap, Director, Windmill Holidays, (Mumbai)

The show was very well-crafted considering the current scenario. How can we all connect with each other, use this precious time wisely, learn more and strengthen our relationship? It considered all these points. It wasn’t simply a virtual show, it was a step beyond. The platform offered good mix of tourism boards, hotels, ground handlers and activities.

Mihika Shaha Dhakhwa, MD, Zenith Experiences Travel Services (Kathmandu)

For me, the Spanish travel show was a great experience. It was well managed and the interface was very easy to use. I could directly and instantly communicate with the Spanish suppliers. In fact, I would say that the virtual show was almost as good as a physical roadshow. I am very impressed by the DDP team – they did a fantastic job.

Suzanne Pereira, SVP – Trade Relationships, Communications & Service Quality, Thomas Cook India (Mumbai)

After months of lockdown and working from home, it was great to interact with our friends from Spain. It was not only a great idea to interact but also to share notes, new ideas and opportunities for when borders re-open. This virtual platform is a sign of the COVID era where a large part of our world is contactless and digital. It was an enriching experience.

Feedback from Suppliers

Kiran Mansharamani, Business Development Manager, Warq Tourism

It was a great opportunity to catch up with the trade. Despite the situation being so uncertain, both travel agents and local partners are eager to establish new ways of collaboration. The platform and the team behind the jornadas were the key to the success of the event.

Eulàlia Ramírez i Ruiz, Area Business Development, Director (Eastern Spain), Meliá Hotels International

Meliá Hotels International is a leading hotel company in Spain, with more than 140 hotels in the European nation and 380 around the globe. At the Spanish Virtual Trade Show, the Spain Tourism office in India provided us with an efficient and contemporary solution to meet buyers during such complicated days and circumstances. The show was a great tool for virtual meetings and business opportunities, and we applaud all the effort put in by the team to bring everything together and make the show a success! Melia Hotels International also wants to thank the great support we had from Turespaña team and suppliers throughout the process.

Ignacio Grijalvo, Director, Across Spain

Based in Barcelona and Madrid, Across Spain handles destination Spain for corporate customers (meetings, incentives, technical visits and congresses) as well as for leisure travellers. It has been an excellent opportunity to meet tourism professionals for two days, in order to showcase our new programmes and to shortly share news about our company and how the pandemic is affecting our profession. From an organisational standpoint, it has been absolutely brilliant. We congratulate the team and recognise the massive effort done. We are confident that minor technical issues will find a solution through time, as we understand the big challenge the team faced, too.

Inputs by Hazel Jain

 

 

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