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  • Addon Tourism Network (Atn) Shares Its Strategies In An Exclusive Interview

    Published on December 1, 2019


    By Sachin Murdeshwar

    Mumbai  : APN NEWS garners tourism information vital for B2B, B2C and Retail Travellers In an exclusive interview with Mr. Dilip Soni and Atul Sheth partners and founder of ADDON TOURISM NETWORK (ATN) -Travel Agency.

    ADDON Tourism Network (ATN) organised a  B2B Welcome Travel Partner Meet on 30 November, 2019 at the Umang Banquets, HI LIFE Mall, Santa Cruz (West), Mumbai with an aim and initiative to bring all B2B Travel Partners together as a team to achieve common goal of ‘Come Together and Grow Together’ and work as a TEAM (T-together, E-everyone, A-achives, M-more).The event which is the First Edition of B2B Travel Partner Meet By Addon Tourism Network saw an august gathering of 250 + Visitors and over 24 + Exhibitor Participants specialising in different destinations and Services across the Globe. It happened for the first time that a complimentary exclusive dinner was give to each and everybody in a Roadshow.

    The participants to name a few were Travel Knot, Travel Lounge,  Dreammland Resort, Neptune Holidays, Travelon Software, Akshara Tourism & Visa Service Tourism, Agent World, The Ladakh DMC, Travezee, Shreenathji Holidays, Ereisen, Jash Holidays, Travel Advisor, Ramayana Travel Group (Bali), Hazel Tours, Navkar Holidays, Purvaa Travels, DVI Holidays, Crystal Resorts, A To Z Holidays, Wonder India Holidays and much more.The event focused on bringing all the Travel Industry together to work as a team and not to compete against each other.

    Mr. Dilip Soni urges pan India Travel Agents not to compete against each other because when there is Competition they cut down the prices and rates to such an extent that they compromise with the quality of services and ultimately result in dis-satisfaction and loss of trust and there is no profit. It is a big loss to the Tourism Sector. Instead work as a team to give quality service and provide a uniform rate so as both client and seller benefit and are satisfied as it gives value for money.

    Mr. Dilip Soni and Mr. Atul Sheth added that, “The ADDON TOURISM NETWORK  had completed just two months after its inception and saw huge growth potential owing to our 10 Years and 15 Years vast experience respectively.ATN is our Joint effort.The Travel and tourism sector is going through a lot of challenges where there is a lot of deep discounting by agents apart from other unethical practices which prompted us to start Addon Tourism Network.The event today has a selection of travel partners one from each different sector to avoid cut-throat competition.”

    They further added, “This is a Network that connects B2B and B2C Partners together and in the present Market situation it creates a binding for all players in the industry and community to work as a group.We are going to organise more Roadshows of this kind and also for general public in Nasik,  Pune and Aurangabad from next month onwards.We have started an annual membership scheme of 2500/- for B2C so that everyone from the B2C industry can assosiate with us and gain huge complimentary packages and services.We will be also offering consultancy and support to all our members.”

    Speaking on the occasion Mr. Mukesh Shah from Dreamland Resorts said “I see a lot of business potential in this event and I am thankful to Mr. Atul Sheth and Mr. Dilip Soni for organising this much needed event and I am looking forward to more such events from them to promote my resort at Kasara Hills”

    The Event was sponsored by Dreamland Resorts with other suppliers and the travel partners present at the event were from different sectors like Jash Holidays offering holidays in Malasia, Russia, Croatia, Maldives, SouthAfrica as well as Bhutan, Leh, Lakshwadeep and Northeast India, Akshara Tourism offerring Visa Support for all countries, Dreamland Resort offering its Resort in Kasara Hills, Purvaa Tours had an amazing 2 Days Tarkarli Scuba Diving and Water sports Package for only Rs.7000/- Per person. Ereisen Destination Management Experts from Switzerland offered Packaged as well as customised holidays in Switzerland. Travel Knot was offering unbelievable offers for Jalesh Cruises.

    23 Lucky Draw Winners were announced and everybody was given out different  Prizes and this was possible because of the support from Marketing and Suppliers team especially Dreamland Resort and all other B2B suppliers.

    Q1.   The true value of using ADDON TOURISM NETWORK, Why do you think B2B and B2C should join ATN?

    1. All services provided under one roof from DMC, Hotels, Transport, Group Bookings and much more.
      It’s hard to imagine life before the internet. All the information you could ever need on any subject is just a few clicks away and, armed with all that information, it’s theoretically possible for us to become experts on just about anything.
      It’s no surprise, then, that we’ve seen a sharp rise in DIY holiday planning, which is often seen as a way to cut costs.
      Why, then, according to ABTA, do 45% of holidaymakers still prefer to use a travel company or agent? Almost all age groups prefer to avoid DIY holidays, with 70% feeling more confident when booking through a travel professional.
      The fact is that there’s still no denying the expertise, experience and level of access that travel consultants can offer – that even the best comparison websites can’t.

    Q2.   What is the scope of assurance?

    1. travel consultant is fully embedded in the world of holidays – planning and booking trips to dream destinations is something they love to do and it’s something that they have done countless times  – their experience is really second-to-none. It is so important to book your holiday with an ATOL protected company like Not Just Travel as this will provide you with protection if anything goes wrong. A travel consultant will also provide you with a personalised service where your every requirement is catered for.
    2. What can a dedicated travel network like ATN do?
    3. A dedicated travel consultant can tell you:
      Where the best travel deals can be found
      What different destinations are like at different times of year
      Unmissable sights and special events
      What other people really thought of their most recent holiday.
      It’s all information that can be used to guarantee an unforgettable experience at the right price – one that’s tailored to your tastes, expectations and requirements.
      Ease and reassurance
    4. Why Holidaymakers should trust a Travel Agent and network like ATN?
    5. From the most elaborate trips to those that are seemingly straightforward, a travel consultant can ensure you have a simple and successful holiday experience at each and every stage.
      When holidaymakers trust a travel consultant to plan their holiday, it’s because they can be certain that every stop, visit and journey has been planned with military precision. Every potential complication has been considered, everything is taken care of and, if anything changes, your agent is just a phone call away.
      A premium service – without the premium

    Planning and booking your own holiday may seem like a more affordable option, but it’s often a false economy. For only slightly more, an experienced travel consultant can help you avoid the hidden costs of a holiday you may not have considered – from overpriced currency exchange to costly connections.
    At the same time, travel consultants often have access to deals that simply aren’t available as an individual. At ATN, we have a network of B2B and B2C giving us a unique advantage when it comes to finding a holiday you’ll remember at a price you’ll love.
    And finally, it’s a question of value. The right travel consultant won’t just give you the same old trip you could’ve picked up through a comparison website. It’s a tailor-made, one-of-a-kind holiday where everything is decided with your needs in mind – where every detail is considered and nothing is left to chance.
    Get in touch to try the travel consultant experience for yourself, and see how we could create your perfect holiday.