Asia Leisure Hotels with six properties across the islands of Srilanka is known for its picturesque locations, all while promising experiences and memories that last a lifetime. The hotel chain, today organised its first Virtual FAM in collaboration with Linkin Reps at 1500 hrs IST. The virtual FAM witnessed participation from eight travel bloggers and influencers from different regions of India along with the representatives of Asia Leisure Hotels Sri Lanka.
The session began with a short introduction of each participant followed by a detailed presentation and video of the hotel chain showcasing the major highlights and USPs of the properties. Asia Leisure Hotels management also interacted with the bloggers and shared insights on how health and safety have become the priority and it will never be compromised at any of the Asia Leisure property.
David Jones, Director Sales and Marketing for Asia leisure Hotels, said, “It was great having our first virtual FAM today and our thanks go to the bloggers who took the time to participate. While it’s not the same as them visiting our properties, It is critical to adapt to the current environment and keep the dialogue going with influential partners.
“After all travelling is all about relaxing and embracing new experiences. I am glad that at Asia Leisure we had this opportunity to share this experience virtually with our travel partners,” he further added.
“I was pleasantly surprised to see the response on the creative that was floated in the market introducing the concept of first-ever Virtual FAM tour with Asia Leisure Hotels. In such times I think focusing on creativity around your product is a must. For new results, we have to keep working on new things and I am glad we did it,” added Komal Seth, Director Linkin Reps.
Some of the prominent bloggers of the industry shared their views on experiencing their first-ever Virtual FAM tour.
“A great experience today at the virtual FAM by Asia Leisure hotels. We got insights into the lovely properties, the future of hospitality in the light of the pandemic and how brands can rethink tourism,” said, Devashree Sanghvi, Travel and Food blogger at Thecrazyindianfoodie.
“Given the current scenario I had a lot of queries on the safety measures and I was glad to see that it was addressed adequately and practically. I find that Sri Lanka could be the next best destination to travel when tourism and economy open to the world,” added a Data Scientist, Travel & Technology blogger at Chronicles of a World Traveller (AnAsiantraveller.com)
“The Virtual FAM was a unique and creative experience that allowed us, bloggers, to get in-depth insight into Asia Leisure and it’s wonderful properties. This interactive session also answered a lot of our questions on how to travel in the future will be handled in a post corona world,” added Salman Merchant, Travel and Lifestyle Photographer at Darkangel Photography.
In the near future, Asia Leisure will continue to organise more such virtual FAM tours till travel becomes normal.