ETAA North India committee organized 2 nights and 3 days orientation trip at Palampur and Dharamshala with Hotel Partner “JüSTa Hotels and Resorts
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH | TRAVEL TRADE REPORTER:
The ETAA North India committee organized yet another successful 2 nights and 3 days orientation trip at Palampur and Dharamshala with Hotel Partner “JüSTa Hotels and Resorts from the 22nd to 24th September 2021.
The event was packed to capacity and was keenly attended by 26 members who enjoyed the beautiful road trip to the beautiful locales of Palampur and Dharamshala.
Surrounded by the dense cedar forests all over and located at an altitude of 1,457 metres, Dharamshala is an immensely beautiful hill station. The Dalai Lama lives in the McLeod Ganj town of Dharamshala, which in itself makes it very special. With numerous temples and monasteries lining the city and beautiful mountains and lakes nearby, the members got an insight into the lives and cultures of the locals and educating themselves about the terrains to sell better.
Palampur is a small hill station, situated about 37.8 km away from Dharamshala. It is famous for its beautiful tea gardens. You can also have a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains of the Dhauladhar Range from Palampur. With green forests alluring you into its beauty and the vast valleys and lovely rivers, it was a delight to visit.
The trip started with 26 members and the Head of sales – Domestic Travel Trade jüSTa Hotels and Resorts, Mr Raman Tuli for an overnight journey to Palampur on the 21st of September night with arrival the next day morning. Members arrived with enthusiasm and joy, quick check-in and post-lunch the orientation of the tea gardens and village walks gave a first-hand experience of the beauty that lies beneath!
In the evening a presentation of the unit jüSTa Palampur Resort and Convention Center was given by Mr Rahul Chambial. The General Manager of the Hotel gave a fantastic introduction to the Hotel. This was followed by the Sales Team of the hotel taking over and talking about the various new offerings of the unit. A short Q& A session thereafter, and an exhaustive show around for the members learning about the fine nuances of the unit. The networking session ended with high voltage entertainment with a live band “Naushikhiye” who played to the mood of the ever enthralled audience, followed by a networking dinner.
The next morning, a short trek to the river and back, built up their appetite. Post breakfast, the group left for Dharamshala in the coach to arrive at the beautiful jüSTa Birding Resort to witness the spectacular view of the golden sun shining bright on the majestic Dhauladhars basking in their own glory. A quick show around later in the day followed by a drive to the highest village in the area Bangotu that offers breath-taking 360-degree views of the lower Dharamshala valley and the towering Dhauladhar ranges. A quick networking high tea session was organized there.
The Evening session at the jüSTa Birding had the opening notes by Mr Ashish Vohra, CEO and Owner jüSTa Hotels and Resorts, who specially flew to the Unit to address the ETAA members. He spoke about the vision and growth plans of their brand in the ever-growing Indian tourism market.
The Chairperson, Ms Sangeeta Manocha along with north India Committee members Mr Punit Bhasin & Mr Praveen Ghai – Joint secretaries and Dr. Dinesh Kumar – Treasurer, sent out a note thanking jüSTa Team for their very warm hospitality and their continuous support. The General Secretary – Mr Saurabh Tuteja & Mr Gaurav Arora – Event head could not attend the event, but sent out a video thanking the jüSTa Team.
Post the session, members enjoyed the various activities organized by the hotel and the ETAA committee, followed by a very nice evening with the guitarist playing nostalgic music and creating an ambience that filled the souls with a realm of exuberance.
The DJ took over and members danced till their feet could take no more. !
ETAA North India committee has been working very hard to come up with networking events and orientation trips for their members and will be doing so in the future as well.