Published on : Monday, January 7, 2019
With destination weddings, international meetings & incentives and film shoots gaining footing among Indians, the oldest hospitality chain, Hilton has unveiled a new programme for its Indian groups. Since modern India is looking for unique, personalized experiences, Hilton has launched ‘Namaste”, an exclusive guest offering programme, that is designed to deliver a truly tailored experience for groups travelling from India to Europe.
With the Indian economy on a high, approximately 25 million Indian tourists currently visit overseas for professional or personal reasons. Europe commands an estimated market share of about 20 per cent of all Indian outbound departures. The UNWTO estimates that India will account for 50 million outbound tourists by 2020.
Fiona Robson, Senior Director of Sales Operations Europe, Hilton 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 preferring luxury and overseas stays with their improving financial status.”
Robson further added, “Exceptional quality, impeccable service and always the warmest of welcomes, no one knows hospitality like Hilton. We pride ourselves in understanding the needs of our Indian guests and ensuring that we deliver a truly memorable stay; this precisely is the thinking behind our “Namaste” programme, our uniquely designed programme for group travel.”
Indians are now aiming towards exploring offbeat destinations, and therefore, Hilton is looking to cater to Indian groups opting to travel to destinations like Malta, Budapest, Cologne, Baku, besides frequent destinations like Vienna, Prague, London and others. Hilton Properties are excited to welcome groups from India, having the best in class services, and ensuring that they have a memorable experience while staying.