Q: Most memorable trip to any destination?
My recent trip to Thailand to celebrate my spouse’s birthday. This trip was very special and is one of the most memorable ones as we spent some quality time together.
Q: You dream of going to?
Personally, I prefer a trip to Rajasthan as I haven’t seen much of deserts and the safaris. I also love visiting places famous for adventure sports and beaches, as my children enjoy water sports. In this case, it would be a trip to Hong Kong for the Disneyland or some other island.
Q: Favourite airline and why?
Recently, I travelled with Thai Air Asia and had a good experience as my request of making an announcement at midnight for my husband’s birthday actually turned out to be quite a pleasant and memorable experience for me. I also like travelling with Indigo for its on-time departures and good landings. Internationally, I prefer Emirates.
Q: Best hotel experience and why?
Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Hilton for their professionalism and services that one gets to experience along with their humble and courteous staff at all levels.
Q: A place you plan to visit again?
Gangtok, for its mesmersing views and beautiful sceneries. Darjeeling and Shillong are also my favourites. The clouds would practically come into your room. It’s a breath-taking view!
Q: A family vacation that stands out?
Our first family vacation to Pondicherry was impromptu, where we just picked up our car with no bookings or planning and drove to the Dune Resorts and had an awesome family time. Our recent trip to Thailand stands out too.
Q: Your best holiday with friends?
It has always been Goa!! It’s become our second home where, every year end, couple of us drive down in a convoy and spend time together just being happy and merry all along the beaches.
Q: Great food you enjoyed and where?
Thalassa in Goa serves exceptionally good food. Great ambience and view as well.
Q: What to watch out for while travelling?
Travel light, but do carry enough money in case you love to shop. Keep all the travel documents intact, all emergency numbers in order, keep your friends and family informed about your travel/destination, and ensure that you stay connected. If your bookings are through a travel partner, please ensure that you choose a right one to avoid last-minute issues.
Q: As a travel buyer, what’s your philosophy?
You live life once, so ensure that as a travel buyer you choose the best package that fulfills all that you need to make your friends and family get a trip that is cherished for life. Plan well and choose your destination wisely.