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October 2, 2014 Mobile travel consulting No Comments Email Email

unnamed (1)A select group of twelve personal travel managers and friends enjoyed a recent six night exclusive TravelManagers famil experience to Northern India flying Singapore Airlines and hosted by partner supplier Total Holiday Options.

Personal travel manager Alison Johnson, representative for Farmborough Heights New South Wales has a love of travelling to culturally diverse countries and her recent experience of India certainly didn’t disappoint.

“When I travel to a country I enjoy living like a local, to fully appreciate the local cuisine, the people, the shopping and the World Heritage sites that are so old and incredibly beautiful. India was a country of contrasts. It really was an assault on your senses, in a good way. We enjoyed an incredible adventure with amazing food and once in a lifetime experiences like visiting the Taj Mahal at both sunrise and sunset and riding an elephant to Amber Fort. It’s moments like these that really take your breath away,” says Johnson.

For Cheryl John representative for Modbury Heights in South Australia, the highlight was experiencing the city of Jaipur.

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“I absolutely love this city! The Amber Fort was a revelation and without question my most memorable experience. The Taj Mahal was my motivation to visit India but the ride on the elephant up to the palace, exploring the various levels and the superb architecture and enjoying the ever-changing vistas out across the valley and up to the curtain wall was simply awe inspiring,” she says.

Along with the traditional sites, the group also experienced uniquely Indian traditions as part of their famil experience.

“We partook in a cooking class where we made the best butter chicken I have ever tasted. We enjoyed a rickshaw ride through a local Bazaar in Delhi and experienced traditional henna painting and had our fortunes told by a palm reader. It was opportunities like that that really immersed us into local life and enriched our experiences,” says John.

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The Taj Mahal at sunrise is simply awe inspiring. From left Total Holiday Options guide withKim Wudko NPO,  John Gartner PTM, Lindy, Jodie Payne PTM, Karen Doyle PTM,  Valerie (friend of PTM), Cheryl John PTM, Cindy (friend of PTM), Michelle Collins PTM, Jodie (friend of PTM), Nicole Edgar PTM, Alison Johnson PTM and Lauren Compton

The ability to share with clients their extensive personal travel experience and product knowledge gained from the famil is an absolute priority for the personal travel managers.

“There is nothing like experiencing it for yourself and I can now sell India with confidence. There are lots of tips I will be suggesting to my clients such as travelling between October and February to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and I will recommend the chauffeured private car option with guide to save time, as the traffic really has to be seen to be believed, it was absolutely chaotic,” laughs Johnson.

John advises that clients who travel to India need to ensure they pack their sense of adventure.

“We were all given excellent advice on how to handle the many beggars and hawkers that constantly seem to surround you wherever you go. The chance of coming down with Delhi belly is a very real possibility and the sheer number of people and volume of traffic also takes some getting used to. It’s all part of experiencing the beauty of this incredibly diverse and culturally rich country that makes for a memorable holiday,” she says.

For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.

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