Heena T&T to focus on Kumbh Mela, Char Dham tours
Mumbai-based Heena Tours & Travels, which specialises in leisure group
and honeymoon tours concentrating on the Gujarati and Marwari communities, is
working to enhance its pilgrim tour offerings. Jitendra Shah, chairman of Heena
Group of Travel Companies, informs, "We started Jain and Hindu pilgrim
tours on public demand and for this year we have booked a special train for
a target of 2,000 passengers for the Jain pilgrimage to begin from September
onwards. This target is nearly achieved. For the next year we will be focussing
on Kumbh Mela and Char Dham tours as well."
In terms of business, the company witnessed a significant dip in inbound owing
to the slowdown and the swine flu scare, especially in the NRI segment. "People
are waiting and watching, though they have booked their tickets they are yet
to book their tours," he said.
On the domestic front, however, the drop has been close to 20 per cent but with
a strong clientele, word-of-mouth and good supplier relationship, the company
believes it will see a turnaround.