As destination wedding and film shoots are gaining attraction among Indians the oldest hospitality chain Hilton had unveiled an innovative programme for its Indian groups.Recognizing that modern India was looking for unique,personalized experience.
Hilton had launched ‘Namaste’ an exclusive guest offering programme designed to delivered a experience to group travelling from India to Europe.Indians are now inclined to explore offbeat destination and therefore Hilton was looking to catered to Indians group opting to travel to destinations like Malta,Budapest,Cologne,Baku besides frequent destinations like
Viena,Prague,London and others.Hilton properties are excited to welcome groups from India being equipped with best services to ensure a memorable stay experience.
The programme catered three major segments- destination weddings,meetings and incentives and film shoots giving guests the confidence that Hilton will meet all their needs and expectations every time no matter the occasion or destination.Hilton is aleading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world class brand comprising more than 5500 properties with nearly 895000 in 109 countries and territories.
With the economy on a high approximately 24 million Indian tourists currently head overseas for professional and personal reasons.Europe commands an estimated market share of about 20% of all Indian outbound departures.Clearly its a huge plus for the hospitality segment and opens an arrey of prospects for hotels catering to the Indian groups segment.With Europe drawing bollywood to its fold,the hospitality major had conceived a customised programme to offer their beautiful hotel near famous places and unique locations in order to accomodate venue requirements of movies.
Senior Director of Sales Operation,Europe Ms. Fiona Robson said “Huge population,rising incomes,improving infrastructure among others offer a strong growth opportunity.India is one of the biggest growth markets with Indians now preffering luxury and overseas stays with their improving financial status.Exceptional quality impeccable service and always the warmest of welcome no one knows hospitality like Hilton.We proud ourselves in understanding the needs of our Indian guests and ensuring that we deliver a truely memorable stay this precisely in the thinking behind our ‘Namaste’ programme an uniquely designed programme for travel General Manager of the Hilton Barcelona Diagonal Mar Mr.Joachim Harti said “Indian companies are interested in bringing their Incentive trips to Barcelona because of the possibility to combine their interest to explore culture and business together.
Barcelona is known to be a hub for cruises and the release of the bollywood movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ which was partially shot in Barcelona and Costa Brava massively increased the interest of clients travelling to Barcelona.
The wedding of Shristi Mittal in 2013 reinforced the interest in country making it an ideal destination for wedding business”.
General Manager at the Hilton London Metropole said ” 2019 is seeing some fantastic demand owing to the Cricket World Cup with matches happening all over the country and Indian groups still wanting to stay in London.The hotel is looking forward to welcoming many Indian guests given the close proximity to the ground.
Hilton London metropole being one of the largest hotels in the region houses some of the biggest Indian incentive movements and had hoated Indian events upto 1200 pax.We have grest experience in hosting the Indian guests and have built fantastic relationships over the years.We understand the culture, the need for personal relationship,the importance of authentic Indian food and tge need to provide flexibility with regards to visas”.
Hotel Manager of the Hilton Vienna said “Vienna boasts of 27 palaces awaiting on virtually every street corner which are all examples of the city’s illustrious history.We are thrilled that our rich heritage in culture, arts, musi, wine and lifestyle is being recognized, discovered and explored by an increasing number of Indian travellers,event planners and corporations.
Our 3 districts Hilton Hotel in Vienna complement the cities heritage and offer each in its own way a very authentic Austrian experience.By offering Hiltons ‘Namaste’ programme we focus on tailoring our services to Indian groups and their preferences”.
Area General Manager, Mr. Erwin Verhoog, Cluster Director of Sales Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town Mr. Ninoslav Vidovic and the Managing Director of the Rome Cavalieri Mr. Allesandro Cabella were also present at the programme and given their valuable statements about their offerings and facilitues towards the Indian travellers.The event got a huge sucess to their ideas.