FOR Immediate Release Mumbai | August 25, 2017
~ Ark Travels strengthens its market position, targets Golden Mark of 100,000 pax ~
Big Bang Nautical Fiesta – a Charter Cruising event initiated by Ark Travels with an aim to target the Corporate and MICE travel segment from India has concluded its second edition on a successful note. The signature event by one of the most trusted cruise seller in India, welcomed over 3000 cruise passengers on three different charter sailings on-board SuperStar Gemini from Ex-Singapore.
Organised in alliance with Genting Hong Kong’s Star Cruises, Ark Travels promoted two-night sailings from Singapore (Harbour Front Cruise Terminal) to Penang on August 9 – 11 and August 16 – 18, 2017 respectively. Whereas, single three-night charter cruise were planned from August 13 – 16, 2017, to exciting destinations of Penang & Port Klang in Malaysia. Ark Travels had also signed Singapore Airlines as Official Airline Partner for the event.
To further cement its ties with travel trade, Ark Travels hosted over 400 travel agents from metro cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and from other smaller like Surat, Rajkot in Gujarat, Bhopal & Indore in MP, Karimnagar in Telangana among others.
Designed and endorsed as entertainment cruise, The Big Bang Nautical Fiesta – Charter Cruise was packed with immense opportunity for cruisers to have once in a lifetime experience while on a cruise. The all-inclusive fiesta was filled with Magical Show, Aqua Zumba, Rain Dance & Beer Fest, Indian Idol Nights, Matinee Crew Show, War of DJs, Gala Nights and Cuisine Fiesta from across the world.
The highlight of the event was the Independence Day Celebration on-board SuperStar Gemini’s Stardust Lounge at Deck 10. An enthralling show was conceptualised by team PMDS (Piyush Malhotra Dance Studio) allowing to cruisers to celebrate the occasion in international waters for the first time.
Commenting on charter cruise success Kishan Biyani, Managing Director, Ark Travels said, “We are overwhelmed and extremely excited with the kind of response we have received for our Charter Cruises over the last two years. Big Bang charter cruise is a concept designed to fill the gap and bring cruise sailing closer to Indian travelers. In terms of passengers we have achieved 33 percent year-on-year growth for our charter cruise as compared to 2016. We have even increased the number of charters from the previous year and looking forward to add more from next year onwards. We would like to thank our agents, trade partners present across India and Star Cruises for their continued support and believing in our journey called as Big Bang Nautical Fiesta.”
“Going forward we aim to reach golden mark of 100,000 passengers by end 2018. Cruise tourism in India is undergoing a phenomenal change with minimum of 10 per cent growth year-on-year, with new cruise ships coming in Asian sectors, for instance, World Dream by Genting Hong Kong will create further opportunities for the trade. Also new developments such as deployment of SuperStar Gemini in Bangkok, SuperStar Libra Ex-Port Klang with two-night special sailing during Diwali for Indian pax (Port Klang – Langkawi – Port Klang) and Genting Dream in Singapore will advance the prospects for Indians who aim to travel abroad on a cruise ship,” Mr. Biyani added.
About Ark Travels Pvt Ltd:
Ark Travels Private Ltd was established in 1997 as the manifestation of a dream, ‘a dream, to provide India a world class, quality and personal holiday services. We diversified our portfolio by offering a bouquet of options hitherto unavailable in India. Cruise Vacations, which was one such addition, quickly became our core focus. Our B2B network is extensive with pan-India reach including the 3-tier cities, sailing more than 48000 passengers.
We are one of the biggest Preferred Sales Agent (PSA) in India for Star Cruises, largely catering the Asian market. We further streamline and enhance our client experience by offering other cruises for American and European region. Further we have an experienced and dedicated team selling worldwide land packages & also take care of your Ticketing, Visa & Insurance needs.