Small Luxury Hotels of The World (SLH), with its India Representatives, ISA Tourism, conducted series of sales meetings with important travel partners and organized Key Partners Meet in Mumbai and New Delhi. SLH, the champion of small, luxury, independent hotels, has more than 500 member hotels in over 80 countries. In Asia Pacific, there are more than 100 member hotels in its portfolio that offer unique luxury experiences complemented with the highest standards of intuitive service to independently-minded upscale travellers.
“To augment the brand presence of SLH and to grow the number of discerning Indian guests at our hotels and resorts, it is our first meet conducted at Mumbai and New Delhi with first batch of select key partners that are already booking with us. The meet was also aimed to educate the partners about new SLH affiliated hotels and update them on the channels of bookings. Now with our representative office in India, it is important for us to enhance our local sales presence and provide better customer service to our travel partners.” said Mark Wong, Vice President Asia Pacific of SLH.
During the meetings, the property presentation was done by the sales leaders from three SLH hotels, namely, Jan Van Twest, GM of The Fortress Resort & Spa in Galle, Sri Lanka, Paritchawan Kraiponrak, Group Director of Sales & Revenue for the Twinpalms Resort Phuket and Twinpalms Resort Mont Azure at Phuket and Tiratas Pongsuryamas, Director of Sales at Pimalai Resort and Spa (Koh Lanta, near Krabi, Thailand. Newly opened The Outpost Hotel at Sentosa in Singapore, also a SLH affiliated hotel, was represented by the team of ISA Tourism Pvt Ltd.
The event focused on boosting SLH brand awareness with the travel trade and driving reservations from the luxury outbound travel market. Additionally, it will generate leads for small corporate meetings and leisure groups including family travel and small wedding groups. Travel consultants were given more insight on the destinations, niche accommodation, unique activities et al, that is not easily accessible to a casual browser (end customer) planning a trip.
Manas Sinha, Director, ISA Tourism Pvt Ltd and India Representative for SLH said, “imparting and sharing right knowledge with progressive travel partners is one of the key activity that shall continue moving forward in 2019-20. While we are forging and strengthening our connect with upscale travel consultants, we are also looking at boutique and luxury Hotels & Resorts in India that can be included as an affiliate in the SLH portfolio.” The travel partners reaffirmed their continued support and those attending the presentation also enjoyed the exquisite luncheon that concluded the meet.