Trade Pulse | 2017-09-16
GPS keen on promoting EDWIN to empower the travel agents



Global Panorama Showcase (GPS), the premiere trade show of Central India, was inaugurated in Nagpur this year in the month of January. In order to expand its domestic footprint this year besides the Nagpur edition, GPS also observed tremendous success from Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Pune and Kochi editions.  The launch of EDWIN (Educational Destination Workshop- International) was announced and promoted at the events which involved the interested travel agents signing up to travel to a particular international destination



Aim of the EDWIN is to educate and empower the Travel agents from the Tier-2 & Tier -3 markets by giving them a first- hand experience of the destination as this would give them an exact idea of what they have been selling or would want to sell to their clients and whether this destination and the products and services experienced at the destination is suitable for their clients or not. 



Harmandeep Singh Anand, Co Founder, GPS said, “We are open to work with all destinations irrespective of Domestic or International which are keen on promoting their products and destinations to agents from the Tier-2 & Tier – 3 Markets. We are currently organizing the first EDWIN to Ladakh region in association with Overland Escape and Ravine Trek. The other destinations in the pipeline are Bali in Indonesia and Malaysia and Star Cruise. The current trip to Ladakh the participants will be flown on board Vistara (Ex-Delhi). We have already tied up with Singapore Airlines / Silkair for EDWIN to Indonesia and Malaysia. For EDWIN – Ladakh the maximum attendance that we will be accepting is 50 for the current edition. We will try and give maximum exposure to the destination based on what it has to offer and as to what the DMC / Tourism Board is keen on showcasing and promoting at the destination.”


Anand also informs that the admission to EDWIN is strictly by invitation and is open to individuals who have attended any of the GPS events in 2017. According to the stats given by Anand, over 7000 professionals have attended GPS in 2017. “GPS currently has a following of over 15000 travel professionals PAN India and has a very strong presence through social media.  Within 24 hours of the invitation we have received an overwhelming response of over 150 registrations and over 200 enquiries for the event. Post the tour all attendees would be issued Certificate as a Destination Specialist (EDWIN’S),” Anand ends on a positive note. 





**Wonders of Ladakh - 5 nights / 6 days
Leh / Sham / Nubra /Pangong / Leh


Day 01: Leh
Arrive at Leh airport and transfer to the respective Hotel. Later day in evening, we will have meeting sessions on B2B with head of Travel Agent Association of Ladakh / Hotel Association President / Taxi Union / Overland Escape (Tundup Dorjey) O/N Leh.


Day 02: Leh – Sham region – Leh. (4 – 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magentic Hill, Lunch at Ule Ethnic Resort, later visit to Apricot Tree resort, later return back to Leh, enroute visit to Hall of Fame museum. O/N Leh.


Day 03: Leh - Nubra Valley (4 – 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley, also known as Valley of flowers via Khardungla, the highest motorable road in the World, (18,380 ft). On your arrival in Nubra Valley check in the hotel. Lunch will planned at Organic Retreat Camp. After enjoying lunch proceed to enjoy walk on the banks of Shayok river, you can also enjoy a ride on double hump camel on the Sand Dunes between Deskit & Hundur Village. Ladakhi Cultural Programme & camp fire at Hotel. O/N Nubra Valley.


Day 04: Nubra Valley – Pangong Lake (6 – 7 Hrs)
After breakfast, visit Deskit Monastery (Big Buddha), it is a picturesque monastery settled atop a hill and offers an overwhelming view of Nubra Valley. Later, later drive towards Pangong Lake - the highest salt water lake in the world, shared by India and China. Enjoy the beauty of the lake. The different hues of blue and green contrast beautifully with the monotonous back drop of barren brown and grey mountains. O/N Pangong.


Day 05: Pangong Lake – Leh (5 – 6 Hrs) 
After Breakfast, leave for Leh by crossing Changla Pass 17,350 ft, this is the third highest motorable road in the world. Enroute visit to famous 3 idiot fame school & thikse gompa. Reach Leh by later afternoon. Gala Dinner at Hotel Grand Dragon. O/N Leh.


Day 06: Leh
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board flight back to destination. Journey ends with exotic memories and stories to be related once back home. 


•  Accommodation on twin sharing Basis. 
•  All Meals (Bed Tea + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
•  To & From Leh Airport Transfers.
•  Complete Internal journey by Non A/C Tempo Traveler for 10 to 14 person / per vehicle
•  Ladakh Entry Fees & Wild Life Fees.
•  Complimentary Ladakh Mini Guide Book on arrival in Leh.
•  One Time Gala Dinner at Hotel Grand Dragon / Similar.
•  Two Hump Camel Safari during visit to Nubra Valley
•  Ladakhi Cultural Programme at Leh.
•  Monument & Museum Entry fees.
•  Ladakhi professional tour guide in each vehicle.
•  Oxygen Cylinder in each vehicle for visit to Nubra& Pangong Lake.
•  Air Fare (Ex Delhi )
•  Domestic Travel Insurance.
•  Daily 2 bottle of drinking water each person.


Flight Schedule


UK 701  11OCT  DELIXL   0720 0845   
UK 766  16OCT  IXLDEL   0920 1100   



Does Not Include:
•  Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
•  Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.
•  Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls, etc.
•  Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
•  Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks or any other factor beyond control.
*Itinerary and Inclusions Subject to change without notice

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