Bhagyashri Travels will launch â€˜Travel Clubâ€™ next month, focusing on organising group tours of individuals or families from different backgrounds and ages. Vikram Kunte, Proprietor, Bhagyashri Travels, said, â€œOur idea is to bring together people who have different lifestyles/cultures, but are bound together with a common passion for travelling. We want our members to choose their own travel companions to make their experiences even more memorable. Mostly, people who travel in groups desire the company of people of the same age group or with a similar taste. Travel Club will provide flexibility for packages, price and groups.”
Travel Club is a voluntary loyalty programme with minimal membership fees, started with an objective to bring together like-minded travellers. Bhagyashri Travels will arrange activities on a regular basis and provide members with add-on benefits such as preferential rates, free stay at the â€˜Kunte Baugâ€™ resort at Alibag. Travel Club has a base of 1,000 members.
Kunte said, â€œOur focus is on providing the best possible deal for our clients. Our motto is â€˜Your Holidays @ Your Priceâ€™. We want to introduce todayâ€™s informed travellers to a customised experience of holidays at a favourable budget. With Travel Club, we plan to take the idea of a customised holiday to a new level since members can also choose the kind of company they would want during their trip.â€�
Bhagyashri Travels recently opened a branch in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, informed Kunte. â€œWe are now targeting Tier-II and III cities such as Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad, as we see much scope for customised holidays in these cities. We want to create awareness about the same in Maharashtra. It is a very cash-rich belt with people having disposable income, and thus it can be a potential market for us,â€� he added.
Speaking about the companyâ€™s association with ETAA, Kunte said, â€œThe Association is extremely helpful and they are doing a wonderful job for agents like us who are on a growth curve. ETAA provides a good platform for upcoming travel agents. It is a good way to interact with other agents and exchange ideas.”
Bhagyashri Travels deals in tour packages, hotel bookings, ticketing, and passport and visa assistance. They provide customised holiday packages for groups and FITs to Manali, Kashmir, Kerala, Rajasthan, Andaman Islands and hill stations like Ooty, Mahabaleshwar and Kodaikanal in India. In the outbound segment, they cover, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Myanmar in South East Asia; islands like Mauritius, Maldives and Seychelles; and Dubai in the Middle East.
Bhagyashri Travels to launch "Travel Club" programme next month