HEENA MAHAJAN – New Delhi
Globus Roaming Services is all set to roll out XIM card, their international sim card for travellers across India. The card will be launched on pan India basis in a phased manner. The XIM card offers single number global roaming services to customers. Also, it is a life-time card, once availed can be recharged, unused credit can be used during the next travel. According to UNWTO, by 2020 India will account for 50 million outbound tourists, continuing to maintain its growth momentum and 66 per cent of them would be travelling to Asia.
The company plans to promote the card through travel agents in the country by offering them an alternative source of revenue. As per the company, once Delhi and Mumbai markets are covered completely, it will expand to other cities in India, including tier II cities.
Vikas Mehta, director, Globus Roaming said, “As we all are well aware of the current market situation wherein travel agents are not able to leave margins for themselves. With this card, we are offering them a lifetime revenue model. For every recharge, the agent gets a commission. The XIM Lite, a global prepaid number with six months validity has its incoming free in 62 countries, works in 246 countries and outgoing calls to India as low as Rs 25 per minute leaves a margin of 25-30 per cent approximately.”
Rajji Rai, former president, TAAI and a promoter of XIM card, said, “It also offers a lifetime revenue model for travel agents, and involves no hidden charges.” The card can be recharged online, through SMS as well as by calling the executives of the company.