Pauline Deschenes is a destination expert with IWorld of Travel. She is currently attending a convention in India to explore opportunities to develop the best tour programs that create #memoriesbeyond.
Greetings from India!
Arrival Lucknow – reminds me of an airport in Vietnam 20 years ago – cows just outside to welcome you
City is nice and everybody is very friendly – weather is 100 % humidity – but no rain,
At night we went for convention inauguration at Lubua Hotel – old britanic private house transformed into a hotel – beautiful Heritage Hotel, party with traditional dancing, with local food diner around the pool, – very nice and gave me an opportunity to mingle with suppliers and buyers that will help IWorld of Travel develop custom itineraries with #memoriesbeyond.
Trade show opening – in the morning on the first day we heard speeches from Uttar Pradesh tourist director, with chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Followed by so many good meetings! I am learning a lot about India and possibilities for new products. Lucknow has French, Australian and some other influences. Also is a city where you can find perfume essence. They have a new connection between Agra and Lucknow through the highway – brand new one – 4 hours of driving – next project Lucknow to Varanasi ( in 3 years )
Last night was party time 😊 , we went to a club/restaurant into town, one supplier invited us. We had a blast!
Went to see Taj Hotel in Lucknow, – site inspection – beautiful with antiques.
That’s it for today – another day of meetings and tomorrow starting Fam Trip, will send pictures and update tomorrow!
Have a good one, Pauline