Representation World in association with Embassy of Slovak Republic in New Delhi organised a Destination Showcase – ‘1 Lakh reasons to visit Slovakia’ for the travel trade professionals in the capital and media. The highlight of the evening, besides showcasing the destination to the people present was the signing of the MoU between Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) and Slovak Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents (SACKA). OTOAI President Mr. Riaz Munshi and President of SACKA Mr. Roman Berkes inked the deal in the presence of H.E. Mr. Ivan Lancaric – Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to India.
Welcoming the gathering, H.E. Mr. Ivan Lancaric shared, “Last year our Embassy had initiated a campaign with the intention of spreading awareness regarding the touristy attractions and opportunities in our beautiful country, we couldn’t have asked for a better response. We are delighted to share that a Bollywood movie titled ‘Chehre’ starring Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Emraan Hashmi and other celebrities has been shot in Slovak Republic and would be releasing in India in summer this year.”
Sharing his views on the occasion, Mr. Riaz Munshi said, “This MoU is not just a piece of paper but an understanding between the two countries to promote tourism. We at OTOAI would be undertaking a string of initiatives to promote Slovak Republic in the India market. Usually people treat it as a one-night destination coupled with Vienna or any other place close to it but we want to change the perception and make tourists stay in Slovak Republic for two or maybe even three nights. The destination has plenty to offer to people of all age groups. The outbound market from India is huge and we see immense potential in Slovak as a destination.”
Known for its expansive national parks, vibrant culture, historical castles and chateaux, Slovakia has caught the attention of the well-heeled Indian traveller. The Destination Showcase and Cocktail was organised to increase awareness about the destination & acknowledge the potential agents and media for their continued support to Slovakia.
Sameer Singh, Vice President, Representation World shares, “Slovakia is undeniably a hub of natural treasures, historical monuments and modern entertainment. With century-old castles, Carpathian Mountains, hiking and cycling trails, fabulous ski resorts, Slovakia ensures a plethora of options for travellers. Our entire focus is to educate the potential agents about the varied tourism products the destination has to offer and at the same time create awareness and take the destination to the end consumer through all possible channels.”