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Turnover: $ 10 million Team strength: 28 20% year on year growth 1.25 million dollar insurance Company Overview Business by Segments Business Mix by Source Markets
Company Overview Business by Segments Business Mix by Source Markets Tailor-made FITs: 43.5% Incentives: 44.5% Groups: 12.0%
Company Overview Business by Segments Business Mix by Source Markets Switzerland FR US Austria Germany UK
Tailor made holidays Incentives Special interest groups Product Portfolio Overview of Service
Develop, design and execute some of the most creative incentive ideas. Book hotels, guides, transport and other ground arrangements. Charter flights. Identify and bring in leading guest speakers. Co-ordination with Tourism Boards and key hotels for marketing support. Product Portfolio Overview of Service
14 years of incentive experience. Over 250 projects handled. Multi-national experience giving us an insight into client mindsets and expectations. Experience Quality Ability to Handle Scale Ethical Practices
Partners: not ground agents. Product: not the cookie- cutter model e.g. Mumbai Magic. Attention to detail. Commit 80 – Deliver 120. Part of a large group yet a small independent company assuring you of personalised attention. Experience Quality Ability to Handle Scale Ethical Practices
Take on unique and complicated projects: e.g. vintage cars. Largest incentive handled: 284 guests. Strong ground network to be able to handle scale efficiently. Experience Quality Ability to Handle Scale Ethical Practices
Deliver honest price- value to our clients. Transparency in our pricing and products. Strict on-time payment policy towards all our partners. Experience Quality Ability to Handle Scale Ethical Practices
Client Relations Our Team Our No-Compromise Policy Responsible Tourism Never lost a client due to poor delivery. Largest single client has been working with us since inception. Transparency with our clients. Client referrals. Growing with our clients.
Client Relations Our Team Our No-Compromise Policy Responsible Tourism Key managers have been with the company for 7 years. India-specialists integral part of the Distant Frontier team. Regular ground team training at all levels. Drivers and guides an important part of our teams. Translators always available for your convenience.
Client Relations Our Team Our No-Compromise Policy Responsible Tourism Delivering quality is a given for us.
Client Relations Our Team Our No-Compromise Policy Responsible Tourism Regularly partner with our clients to support relevant local social causes – giving travel a more meaningful twist.
Not as easy as selling Louis Vuitton bags where pretentious clients will keep walking into your store and the rest of the world will buy fakes. Mix of great service, outstanding hotels and experiences that cant be found anywhere else. Our Understanding The Experience
Need to build the experience around the city and hotel. Interaction with local community as an experience adds to the luxury travel concept. Our Understanding The Experience
Reference business – luxury travelers are a strange community where people follow people and are ready to believe the best experience is the one their friend just had! Our Understanding The Experience
Remain focused on incentives and tailor made holidays segments. Geographical expansion of client base. Do what we do best – deliver interesting experiences. The Road Ahead A Joyful Journey
Help customers achieve their business objectives by providing innovative, best-in-class service Make it joyful for all stakeholders to work with us. The Road Ahead A Joyful Journey
The Imperial, Delhi First among the four legendary Maidens of the East. The only luxury hotel provided by Sir Edwin Lutyen in his grand design for New Delhi. Built in 1933, the hotel has a somewhat unconventional style and design - a mixture of Victorian and old colonial with a playful dosage of art deco.
Amarvilas, Agra No. 1 in Travel and Leisure: 2007 Worlds Best Hotels and Counted as one of the best hotels in India. Amarvilas lies just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal. All 105 bedrooms and all the suites enjoy uninterrupted breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal.
Rajvilas, Jaipur Best Exotic Hotel in the World: Town & Country Magazine Critics Choice Of Great Hotels. 101 Best Hotels: modern classics: Tatler Travel Guide 2003. Best Hotel in Asia: by Condé Nast Traveler 2003. Set in a princely oasis of thirty-two acres of beautiful gardens, Rajvilas is a fort in itself with decorated arches, colonnades, pillars and reflective pools.
The Rambagh Palace, Jaipur The Rambagh Palace is an architectural masterpiece that's elegance personified and a truly royal experience. The palace has 90 rooms. Some of the suites have been the personal chambers of the Maharaja of Jaipur in the past. The Polo Bar is decorated with polo trophies won by the late Maharaja of Jaipur and is rated amongst the finest bars in the world.
The Lake Palace, Udaipur The hotel is in fact a white marble palace that seems to float miraculously on the still waters of Lake Pichola. The courtly atmosphere, elegance and opulence of princely times, the painted ceilings, antique furniture combined with the truly magical setting make it probably the most romantic hotel in the world. This 250-year old palace offers guests a unique blend of serenity and opulence.
Udaivilas, Udaipur No. 1 in Travel and Leisure: 2007, Worlds Best Hotels. Top 10 Overseas Hotel Spas: Condé Nast Traveler 2004. The Best Destinations of 2003: Forbes Magazine. Number 12 in 100 Fabulous Places for 2001: US Travel & Leisure. The Oberoi Udaivilas stands on the banks of Lake Pichola. It took ten years to build. A fabulous resort hotel, set among thirty acres of former hunting grounds, Udaivilas itself is nothing short of palatial.
Vanyavilas, Ranthambore 101 Best Tented Camps: Tatler Travel Guide. 20 Dream Holidays for 21st Century: Guardian Unlimited. 50 Romantic Getaways: Travel & Leisure. Vanyavilas, is the ultimate romantic destination. Set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens and lakes, the resort borders on one of the most extraordinary wildlife reserves in the world - home of the magnificent Indian tiger. Air-conditioned luxury tents are set among lemon and mango trees by a lake.
Devigarh Resort, Devigarh Nestled in the aravali hills, the 18th century Devigarh fort-palace in the village of Delwara, was conceived as a resort where the past meets the future. This all suite luxury hotel comprising 39 suites lays emphasis on design and detail, using local marble and semi-precious stones. The contemporary design showcased within this spectacular heritage property, complemented by personalized and intimate service, creates a new image of India for the 21st century.
Samode Palace, Samode Winner of the award for the Best Heritage Hotel in the country, for 5 consecutive years, the Palace offers a retreat into an aesthetically beautiful environment where visitors can enjoy India's natural beauty and rich history. Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels offering luxurious elegance. Considered India's finest hotel for its consummate standards of modern hospitality, accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities, it is the flagship of the Samode Hotels.
Samode Bagh, Samode Samode Bagh, a garden paradise situated 4 km from Samode Palace, nestled on 20 acres of beautiful grounds, combines warmth and luxury. It is a romantic hideaway where you can be as active or contemplative as you wish. Samode Bagh offers dune coloured air-conditioned tents luxuriously furnished with every comfort. Relive the splendour of a bygone age recreated in a tented encampment – a unique experience in royal living.
Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh Voted Best Overseas Spa Retreat with a score rating of 98.62 and the World's Number 1 Spa at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers Spa Awards - 2005, 2006 & 2007. Superlative reviews in publications like Harpers and Queens, Harpers Bazaar, New York Times and International Herald Tribune. The only spa in India to be awarded the prestigious 5 wave certificate by BISA (British International Spa Association). Also awarded the Destination Spa of the year: BASA Awards 2006.
Brunton Boat Yard Kochi Commissioned on the 18th of August, 1999, the Brunton Boatyard is a tribute to the city of Cochin. Designed and built in the style and principle of the early Dutch and Portugese architecture of Fort Cochin, it blends seamlessly into the Cochin skyline. It's hard to believe that the Brunton is a new building since it resembles the old colonial buildings of Cochin. Simple lime washed walls, sloping tiled roofs and terra- cotta floors, along with a Gaint Rain Tree, completes the picture.
Kumarakom Lake Resort Kumarakom One of the finest luxury heritage resorts in India, it nestles on the banks of the Vembanad river and the vast stretch of tranquil, emerald green backwaters. Sprawling across 25 acres of lush green, the resort exudes the charm of Kerala's true heritage. The villas and suites are a careful reconstruction of manas, the 16th century traditional homesteads. Most of them have been transplanted from their original locations across the State and reassembled painstakingly by hand, plank by plank, tile by tile.
The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Cradled between two sweeping beaches, Keralas largest beachside resort (182 rooms) is perched on a rock- face. Offering a host of impeccable dining and entertainment options, an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa, Infinity pools that merge into the westerly horizon and private sundecks attached to all beach-view rooms. The Sea View wing, which houses The Club, is perfectly positioned on a seaside cliff!
Camp Manvar In the midst of the wilderness in Rajasthan surrounded by the sand dunes is the splendid isolated splendour of Camp Manvar, a rare sanctuary of pristine beauty,tranquillity and peace. An oasis of rare exclusivity the camp consists of 30 colourfully decorated, safari- style tents arranged in a semi- circle around a central durbar Hall. Extremely luxurious too ! Each of the tents is carefully placed for commanding views over the desert wilderness.
Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa Featuring a unique concept and one of the most extensive spa in the subcontinent, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa creates the magic and romance of a luxury boutique hotel while having the amenities and vibrant attractions of a resort. The hotels 250 rooms and suites are set among more than 45 acres of beach front property and is divided into distinctive guest accommodation neighbourhoods.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower The enduring symbol of the indomitable spirit of Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, reopened its doors to play host to the world again, with the reopening of the rooms in The Taj Mahal Tower. The award-winning restaurants & bars and majestic banquet spaces have all reopened including The Zodiac Grill, Souk, Masala Kraft, Aquarius, Shamiana, Starboard and La Patisserie. The hotel is an architectural marvel.
Umaid Bhawan Palace Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens. This golden-yellow sandstone monument was conceived on the grandest possible scale, in the fashionable Art Deco style. The Palace offers its guests a privileged royal Lifestyle Experience.
Taj Falaknuma This beautiful property is a stunning Baroque palace with dramatic interiors, situated on top of a hill in Hyderabad overlooking the inspiring Golconda Fort and the domes and minarets of the old city below in. The exquisite rooms and suites were once the private chambers of the Nizam, the Royal family of Hyderabad. The palace is a sublime setting - perfect for enchanting weddings and memorable receptions.
Transport The subcontinent is a large place with a bewildering number of ways to get from Point A to Point B. Starting with greeting and meeting services, we go on to fix itineraries and modes of transportation that optimise the use of your time without compromising on luxury or their experience of the land.
Lights, Camera, Action! Welcome to Bollywood - Guests in garish costumes, some posing as directors, some as action heroes, romantic leading ladies, ruffians, the list is endless. Make your way through the various sets of a typical Hindi film studio and live your dream of becoming a film star! Continue your tour of Filmcitys electrifying ambience while dining on delicacies that are no less interesting than the masala (spice) of Hindi movies.
Main Features oLive dance shows by actors. oLive shoot with scenes from Hindi films. oBollywood ambience and setting. General Conditions oGroup size of 40 to 250.
Feel Like a Maharaja! A royal meal at the magnificent City Palace provides a splendid, once- in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy a glass of champagne in an exclusive part of the palace and then be part of a grand procession – a breathtaking display of the pageantry, pomp and glory of the ruling house. Enjoy an elaborate buffet dinner in the private dining hall of the Maharaja, decorated with mirrors and gold lacquer. A choice of a traditional thali setting or a continental four-course meal.
Feel Like a Maharaja! Traditional rajasthani music and dance set the mood. The evening concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks. Main Features Possibility of meeting and interacting with the Royal Family. Guests are dressed in traditional Indian attire. General Conditions Group size of 40 to 250.
Elephant Polo: The King of Sport and the Sport of Kings! Jaipur, the city of emperors, palaces and forts has had a long and colourful association with elephants. It is the only place in the world where one can witness this exclusive sport being played throughout the year. Watching it, is an unique and unforgettable experience.
Main Features A traditional royal welcome at the Polo grounds, under a royal Golden Umbrella Chatter. A grand procession, comprising ceremonially attired horses with riders in traditional ceremonial cavalry costumes, royal carriages, camels, ceremonially attired elephants, traditional musicians etc. Polo Match followed by lunch under a Shamiana.
General Conditions o Group Size 10 to 100. o Special add ons available in the form of a Jeep Safari in the desert. o A treasure hunt in the remote villages adds spice to this mega event.
Snake Boat Racing in Gods Own Country – Kerala. An annual sporting event held at Alleppy, Kerala. Teams train rigorously for this prestigious event where rivalry is intense and the competition furious.
Main Features A special competition organised exclusively for your group. You get to compete with the local team. Feel your adrenaline flow to the boom of drums and the roar of the local villagers lining the canal. After the race, relax with a beer or local toddy. General Conditions o Group size of 50 to 300. o Excellent team-building exercise. o You may opt for a special village theme dinner as an add on.
Romancing the Taj! Indias most exciting destination, The Taj Mahal needs no introduction. Its pristine beauty is unparalleled and the more you look at it, the more it captivates you. Main Features Taj Khema - Located at a distance of approximately 300 m from the monument, is a lush green scenic spot, offering an uninterrupted view of the monument – the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch.
Main Features The ambience is of a Mughal Camp, set up to celebrate a battle victory. Open air tents, soldiers dressed in mughal costumes, and fanfare that befits a victorious warrior. General Conditions o Group size from 25 to 200. o You may opt for special add-ons like a magic show or Kathak Dance. o Red carpet welcome.
A Fairytale Setting A fairytale setting in a real palace, replete with colour, pomp, a ceremonious welcome befitting a maharaja and music topped with true-blooded Rajasthani hospitality, make this one of the most awe inspiring evenings that you will ever experience. Main Features Traditional Rajasthani welcome – flowers, tikka and aarti, royal procession, horses and camels at the welcome gate.
Main Features The palace, lit up with a million fairy lights and oil lamps, gives a truly magical quality to the evening. Champagne at the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors - an architectural marvel. Traditional dinner served to the accompaniment of Rajasthani folk music. A special memento presented to all the guests at the end of the evening. An elaborate display of fireworks to round of the evening.
An Indian Wedding! A traditional Rajput wedding ceremony where group members participate as the baraat i.e. the bridegrooms family and friends, who form the wedding party. Guests choose a bride and groom from their group and a mock wedding is conducted. If however guests actually wish to get married, a Registrar of Weddings and / or a Chapel Priest can be arranged.
An Indian Wedding! The wedding procession is arranged with a local band, the groom on a horse or an elephant, fireworks, floral arrangements and other elements of a traditional north Indian wedding. The local priest performs the wedding rites and also explains the guests, the significance of each ritual. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience! General conditions: oGroup size of 15 - 250 oRed Carpet welcome
Royal Welcome A stunning tableau of decorated caparisoned camels & elephants line the drive-way or the lawns of the palace/hotel. A band of folk musicians and horse- men lead the procession. Ladies in traditional Rajasthani costumes perform the floral garlanding, "aarti" & "tikka" ceremonies while the music of the "shenai" welcomes you to Incredible India! General conditions o Group size of 40 - 250.
Sand Dunes of Rajasthan Take a ride in decorated, canopied- camel-carts accompanied by torch bearers and musicians in a procession which will take you to the sand dunes. Enjoy a drink watching the performances of the dancers. The setup is lit with candles, gas lanterns and mashals. A traditional barbecue dinner under the open skies around a bonfire & a spectacular display of fireworks. General conditions: o Group size of 40 to 250. o Open bar during /after meal. o DJ to liven up the evening.
Breakfast at the Base Camp of Everest Syangboche lies at the lap of Khumbila,3970 m above the sea level. It can be reached by one hour's helicopter flight which can transfer 22 people per ferry from Kathmandu. We charter the M 17 helicopters for the whole day to ferry a large group. Hidden on a ridge overlooking Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Tawoche, is the restaurant where it blends gracefully with its surrounding. General conditions o Minimum 20 pax.
Goan Carnival On the beaches of Goa, the annual carnival is re-created exclusively for the groups. The venue is decorated with props like streamers, cut-out of masks, balloons, lanterns, for the guests. A Brass band leads the procession of King Mono consisting of merry makers, jokers and different characters from Goan mythology and everyday life. Its fun time ! General conditions: o Minimum 75 pax.
Jungle Safari India and Nepal are known for its National Parks, grasslands and deciduous forests. Home to the Royal Bengal Tiger,One horned Rhino, Elephant, Sambar deer & many more rare mammals, reptiles & birds. A Jungle Safari can be a thrilling experience when you encounter these in the wilderness. In some jungles like Chitwan, you go on elephant back which greatly adds to the adventure ! General conditions: o Suitable for upto 40 pax
Gajmela The biggest elephant festivals in India, Thissur Pooram is a 36-hour long affair dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Hindu God. This 18th century festival commences with the arrival of an elephant processions carrying its respective deity. The procession culminates at the grounds of Vadakumnathan temple. Hindus revere elephants as an incarnation of elephant god Ganesha, the Lord of luck and prosperity. General conditions: o Minimum 40 pax.
Spirit of Cricket Cricket is no less than a religion in India. Youll experience the thrill of this game while batting for your team, dressed in the appropriate cricket attire and making a run, in an attempt to beat the opposing team. Dont be surprised if a crowd of onlookers gathers to cheer you on, as every cricket match in India is important. General conditions: o Minimum 15 pax. o Combine with a meal.
Learn to Cook with an Indian Chef Our culinary sessions are inspirational hands on experience where you will learn to cook with a well known Indian Chef, one of India's most known food columnists and gastronome. Enjoy the dish prepared by you and the exotic spread of Indian cuisine over lunch or dinner at a real Indian home. The experience is complete when you go shopping in a local vegetable market with the expert chef. General conditions: o Suitable for 2 - 80.
Tented Camping Tented camping in Rajasthan offers easy access to the local desert villages. Venturing out on a camel or in a jeep, one can meet the proud local tribes, the Bishnois and Bhils, potters and weavers and shepherds in their natural surroundings and also the desert wildlife. Evenings are made memorable by stunning sunsets, music, dance and champagne ! No tourists, no cacophony-just tranquillity, slowness and generous hospitality. General conditions: o Minimum 2 nights camp & 15 tents.
Mountain Railways UNESCO has listed three Indian Railways as World Heritage sites. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway & The Kalka Shimla Railway. We can charter these trains exclusively for a group. In some cases, a Hot meal can be served at the platform with the backdrop of the Toy train. All the routes have spectacular landscape views. General conditions: o Group size of 10 to 30.
Festivals of India The famous Indian festivals include Diwali – the festival of lights and Holi – the festival of colours. Celebrate the festivities with traditional style, pomp and gaiety like a true local. We are happy to organize an entire theme based extravaganza on our festivals with music, food and entertainment to go with it. General conditions: o Group size of 30 to 200. o Combine with meal.
For a Cause –Visit a Local School We like responsibility to be felt within and beyond the organization, practiced at all levels and anchored as a cornerstone of our travel experience being offered. Visiting a local school is one such activity, where you spend time with school children, teaching those skills you are best known for, giving them the joy of your interaction. In return you may come back learning a Hindi Song!
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