Reputed film director Lal Jose has hailed the 'Manorama Voyager' as a brilliant opportunity for those who love travelling. The widely travelled director made the comment as he arrived at the Taj Gateway in Kochi to inaugurate the 'Manorama Voyager Travel and Tourism Expo.'
Lal Jose, inaugurating the Expo, said travellers should find the best packages by utilising the opportunity to compare packages offered by different travel agencies.
Malayala Manorama Marketing Services and Solutions Vice-President Joy Mathew and Incredible India-India Tourism Kochi Manager Sandhya Haridas were among those present. Travel writer Anjali Thomas shared her experiences.
Sandhya Haridas pointed out that these are times when domestic tourism has reached a peak in the country. The number of domestic tourists has surpassed that of foreign tourists. Incredible India's mission is to highlight tourists spots within the country which have not been exposed well enough.
The Expo has showcased many attractions for travel lovers – from travel agencies to travel bloggers. Tour operators offer their packages here. The Indian Railways has a variety of offers at the Expo. Among the best other travel attractions are resorts, farm tourism, amusement parks etc.
Contests related to travel are being organised, besides discussions with travel bloggers.
Take your pick
The Expo also brings special offers for LTA tour, group tour, pilgrim tour etc along with mega tour deals. Camper.com comes with appealing camp offers. Those who register at camper.com at the Expo will get a Rs 1,000 camp voucher. Besides, three people winning a lucky draw will get free camp vouchers.
Cox and Kings brings a Deal Utsav at Manorama Voyager Expo, where excellent deals including free offers to Europe and US etc. are available. At the Santa Monica Tours and Travels counter, discounts are offered from Rs 5,000 to 10,000 for those who make spot booking for the US, UK, other European countries, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Holy Land. Two people chosen at the spot booking also get a chance for a free trip to Thailand.
Al Hind Tours and Travels have some excellent offers for Europe, Dubai, Thailand and Hyderabad. Jesin Tours offers tour packages to different parts of India, apart from Malaysia, Singapore, Bali and Sri Lanka.
Riya Holidays will unveil domestic and international packages and special packages for couples to Malaysia and Thailand. A special discount of Rs 2,000 to 25,000 is on offer for spot booking at the TTC the Travel stall.
Contests, food, and interaction
Social media influencer Sujith Bhakthan will share travel experiences at 4 pm on December 15. Travelling couple Gautam and Tara will share their experiences on the 16th. Travel photo contests and painting competition for children and adults are also on the cards.
A food court has been set up, where a large variety of culinary delights are on offer, including Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Arabic and Kashmiri.
A group painting contest is planned for adults today, from 2 pm to 4 pm. A travel cookery competition will also take place alongside. Those who participate are advised to present recipes suitable for travellers. Cash prices are offered.
At the travel photography contest, Malabar Tours and Travels offer for participants a Hyderabad tour package and Munnar tea county's packages.
D3 Yacht's yacht cruise offered for a lower rate in Dubai. The Silverstorm Thrissur is also ready with gifts for participants.
Entry is free for the Expo, running from 11am to 8pm.
For more information: 9527707576, 7356606923.
Free family stay at Munnar resort
Want to stay for free at a prime resort in Munnar with your family? You get the chance if you can win a contest at 'Manorama Voyager Travel and Tourism Expo.'
The resort is 'Great Escape.'
If there are several winners, a draw will decide the lucky ones.
What you need to do
Attend the 'Manorama Voyager' travel expo at Taj Gateway, Kochi.
Register yourself at the Manorama Online stall.
Then click on the question-answer form on Manorama Online. You enter the contest.
Only those who are registered at the Manorama Online stall get the chance to contest.
The winners' stay and other contest rules will be as per the instructions on a gift voucher that the Great Escape resort offers.