Fly2Wales Holidays Ltd. U.K., the parent company of Wales Beckons has appointed Prateek Hira to its Board of Directors. He brings with him 27 years of experience and expertise in tourism. Apart from the travel companies, Prateek is known for his close involvement with tourism education in India as an academician and for being very closely involved with tourism planning with the government. His grip on the Indian market, tourism researches and experience as a tourism academician will lead Wales Beckons in a new direction, especially in the Indian market. “A man of many talents, Prateek will be a valued colleague and will play a large part in promoting ‘Wales Beckons’ and Wales itself, a country which he has found to be very appealing,” says Peter Rees-Jones, Founding Director of Fly2Wales Holidays Ltd.,
‘Wales Beckons’ (a trading name of Fly2Wales Holidays Ltd., U.K), a DMC for Wales in the United Kingdom has seen India as a fertile market for leisure travellers who travel to England and Scotland in huge numbers but often due to their ignorance or lack of information omitted Wales from their itineraries to the United Kingdom.
NEI UK Ltd., which catered to travellers coming to India, South Asia & South East Asia since 1993 had ventured into inbound travel in Wales with its new and independent company Fly2Wales Holidays Ltd., and sees India as a huge market for Wales, both in terms of leisure and university study programmes for Indian students. Eric Holliday, Founding Director of Fly2Wales Holidays says, “Apart from leisure travel to Wales which of course is an unexplored experience for Indians, Wales in many ways also fits the requirements of Indian students and their parents for education in the UK. Universities in Wales are most desirous of admitting Indian students and having analysed the need and after a great deal of market research, we are opening for recruitments in a very structured manner”.
Prateek Hira says “It is a challenging assignment especially in the current scenario when leisure travel is paused but this is the time to ramp up operations and be ready as the time of leisure travel is about to see a boom in the next few years”. Prateek adds “Wales Beckons as a student recruitment company will be a very personalised and along with students, it will keep the Indian parent psyche in mind too, to give peace of mind to Indian parents when they send their children to study in the UK”
NEI UK has enjoys a very high reputation in Wales and India when it comes to outbound travel from Wales to India and now with Wales Beckons it also forays into inbound business in Wales.