SAYONI BHADURI – Mumbai
Lama Tours, the Dubai based DMC, has opened office in India and Abu Dhabi to promote its tours in Abu Dhabi. This is a recent addition to the company’s portfolio said Kulwant Singh, MD, Lama Tours.
“We are focusing on summer vacations, leisure and MICE market from India,” added Singh. The company is also looking at developing weddings extensively for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Singh informed that they have introduced a new package where a traveller can book ticket and visa without booking the hotel accommodation. It is a package which is designed especially for families travelling to Dubai. Last year Lama Tours launched a global reservation system- Lama Connect. Singh informed that the company has enhanced the website with an online shopping cart where one can print vouchers for the trip directly.
Lama Tours is looking at good business coming from India this year. “We expect 26-30 per cent increase in business to Dubai. In the first quarter we saw an increase of 11 per cent inbound coming into UAE, this is despite the Rupee not appreciating. Indians have enins a value-for-money destination. Lama Tours recently conducted theiough money to go on holidays,” Singh explained his optimism. He further added that with destinations like Thailand and Singapore becoming expensive, Dubai still remar India road show, adding Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World from their Abu Dhabi for the first time.