Travelmarvel is expecting another solid year for its India River Cruising following positive guest feedback which identified the inclusion of all the must-see sights, the peace of mind of being fully escorted, sailing on a brand new river ship and offering the most competitive pricing as the four pillars driving the success of its program in this destination.
Using the feedback, Travelmarvel has simplified its India River Cruising program for 2016, focusing on India and Sri Lanka and offering four itineraries, ranging from 12- to 31-days in length. With a new brochure launching today and confirmed marketing support from India Tourism as part of its ‘Incredible India’ campaign, Travelmarvel General Manager David Cox is expecting heightened interest in the product moving forward:
“Guests who have travelled on our first departures in India have praised them highly, especially so the service delivered by our tour directors who were all rated 10 out of 10. This kind of feedback is great to hear, both for us and especially for our travel industry partners as it helps them to sell this product with complete confidence. We’ve also listened to where we can improve and have subsequently made several amendments to make 2016 an even better experience. With support from India Tourism and our own investment in this destination, we are looking forward to another successful sales season for 2016.”
The most popular itinerary is the 14-day Authentic India lower Ganges river cruise aboard the custom-built 22-suite RV Rajmahal, a new vessel that first set sail in 2014. Sailing from Patna all the way to Kolkata guests will enjoy an authentic glimpse of the real India, stopping at several villages along the way. Highlights include the chance to explore the Nawab’s Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad; a cycle rickshaw ride to see some of Bengal’s most unique temples; and a special lunch at award winning restaurant Oh! Calcutta. Guests also stay at Kolkata’s ultimate residence, The Oberoi Grand.
This is extended with a six night land tour of the ‘golden triangle’ cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to create the 20-day Colours of India.
In Sri Lanka, guests can choose a 12-day Spendours of Sri Lanka itinerary which takes in Negombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Yala National Park, Ahungalla and Colombo or combine it with the India river cruise and land itinerary to create the 31-day Sri Lanka & India Revealed.