Edwin Bali 2018-First International Edwin a benign beginning in Bali
“Days are mine evenings are yours so be like students,” says Harmandeep Anand
Sanjay Pahwa and H.C.Gera
The Voice of Chandigarh | Travel Trade Reporter
Welcome to Bali, the Island of Gods!
A spectacular inauguration with rituals of the first International Edwin in Bali left the dignitaries, august audience and all the stakeholders completely mesmerized. As many as 151 Participants from India attended the first International Edwin in Bali. The others who were present were from the tour & travel industry from Indonesia, exhibitors besides important persons from the different spheres of life.
It was a benign beginning indeed when traditional dances were performed followed by the lighting of the auspicious lamp by the Chief Guest and other dignitaries.
During the inaugural address the Guest of Honour IGN. Rai Suryawijaya, Chairman Badung Tourism Promotion Board Indonesia said that Bali is an enchanting place with a unique blend of traditional culture, wonderful scenery and friendly people. I am sure that during your stay you shall not only enjoy Sun Set but also have a glimpse of the essence of Balinese culture to life.
The Chief Guest H.E.R.O. Sunil Babu, Consulate General of India-Bali shared that over the last three years the number of tourists from India has increased tremendously. Bali is a family destination and an interesting place for honeymooners as well. He further highlighted that now the Indian tourists coming to Bali has made Indonesia proud by occupying the third position after Australia which is at number two position as of now.
He cautioned that tourists coming to Bali should follow the do’s & don’ts so as to avoid unpleasant situations due to certain procedural formalities. There is need to guide the tourists properly by the tour & travel trade industry for better safety and having a pleasant stay in Bali.
Putu Winastra, S.Sos owner De Klumpu Bali invited the industry people to visit beautiful Bali, its vibrant culture and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the area. He said that do tell your friends to visit Bali which is not only the Island of Gods but also Island of love.
Ms. Niluh Werdi, Managing Director of Triauma Tours Bali also spoke on the occasion and wished the participants a great and wonderful stay in Bali.
The Managing Director of GPS Harmandeep Anand addressed the audience from the perspective of Education of the participants. He categorically stated that it is purely an educational programme and I hope the members will adhere to the schedule chalked out earlier. This is the time to get updated yourself with the latest technology and novel methods of interaction for the promotion of B2B business.
He further advised that everyone attending the sessions will observe strict discipline and remain present in all the sessions. Work hard and Party hard. Laughingly said Harmandeep Anand that Days are mine but evenings are yours.
TVC Editor in Chief Sanjay Pahwa interacted with Consul General R.O. Sunil Babu, Consulate General of India Bali and shared his views on how to strengthen the ties between India and Indonesia for promoting tourism in both the countries.
The B2B sessions were quite interesting which lasted for 8 minutes with the ringing of Musical Dong Bell.
Mr. Rishiraj Anand-Joint MD GPS Edwin, Raju Akolkar-CEO, Madhu Saliankar, Tanushkha Anand & Mohit Deshpande Executive Directors and Ankush Deshmukh were also present.
The inaugural session and all B2B sessions drew the attention of every stakeholder and all other members present. The First Edwin in Bali is surely going to set the pace of perfection with continuous innovation which is the main forte of GPS.
Terima Kasih GPS.