“We returned home from Spain on Tuesday evening. We had a wonderful trip and appreciate our well planned travels. Avanti was flawless in all of the scheduled transportation and hotels. The hotels were well placed in each city and very comfortable. The drivers were wonderful, always on time and professional. The tour guides were excellent and gave us very rich experiences of the sites that we saw.”
Thank you for the excellent service provided to these clients. We appreciate it very much.
Lori RootCustomer Relations Supervisor Avanti Destinations
IT WAS AMAZING!!!
“San Sebastian was great, it poured the whole time but the people and the food made the wet weather worth it. We especially loved our guides here, they were a father/son team! The first 2 pictures are from there.
Barcelona was beautiful. The weather was perfect, and Sagrada Familia was amazing to see. Brian's favorite spot was likely Camp Nou though haha. Second 2 pictures are from Barcelona.
Madrid was so much fun! The weather was perfect here as well, and I think we could have stayed a month and not been able to see and do everything we wanted to! Our guide got us into the room with Guernica before anyone else; it was stunning. Last two pictures from Madrid.
Our hotels in every city were excellent. Our guides everywhere were so helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We could not have asked for better people to show us Spain. Thank you so much for helping us plan such a wonderful experience.“
Chrissy and Brian
Ana TeracineDestination Specialist Europe Cox & Kings, The Americas
I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and the team for doing such a great job for the above-mentioned booking. The group tour that you put together for us was for the parents of the head of one of our biggest customers in Singapore and they have advised that everything went to plan and the guests loved the tour and all the arrangements. The agent has advised that they will now give us all their Spain bookings going forward. So we thank you for your great work and hope that we can grow our Spain product together.
Thanks and Regards
John FlowerProduct Manager COX & KINGS | TEMPO HOLIDAYS
Good morning and greetings from Singapore!
We wanted to drop you a note to say thank you to Century Incoming and the excellent service provided by your delightful employees during our trip to Madrid.
Our guys have enjoyed the lavish Tapas tour and beautiful evening Segway ride, not forgetting the very comfy 30 seaters bus throughout.
Thank you for taking good care of us and we will not hesitate to bring future clients to Century Incoming and thank you for being a great partner of FCTG J
Ching Lee ChingCorporate Product Executive Flight Centre Travel Group
Tina and I have just returned yesterday from our Spain vacation that you and your colleagues planned for us... And tell you all what a wonderful vacation it was. Thank you all... thank you, thank you.
Everything you planned for us worked out great. We loved all the sightseeing tours you arranged. Every single one, without exception, was enjoyable. Each one gave us an opportunity to sample the best sites of each city. the four cities we visited enabled us not only to see beautiful and exciting parts of Spain we had never visited before, but getting back to barcelona was a special treat and might still be our favorite city of all in Spain. We even withstood your 44 degree temperature in Seville and didn’t allow it to interfere with our planned activities there.
Demostrating the excellent professionalism of your colleagues your car arrangements getting us to and from hotels, airports, and trains, as well as on the car sightseeing tours, worked absolutely perfectly.
I thank you all again for putting together such a wonderful experience for us in Spain.
Our best wishes,
Ed and Tina Lewis
Dear Inma and the team in Spain / Anis
A short email to say a big THANK YOU TO ALL for an excellent tour arrangement for my client Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala. With short notice your entire team managed and arranged a very memorable tour to south of Spain for my client.
My client is a very good and long standing corporate client of ours and a very well respected person among the UN organizations and a well-traveled person and I must say an extremely difficult customer to satisfy, but he was full of praise to your team for all the arrangements done , the hotels have been good and all transport arrangements have being on time.
Thank you to all for making this tour a great success.
Please forward to us any tailor made tour packages to Spain to may have , in order to advertise and promote tours to Spain in Sri Lanka with your great team and esteemed company.
Looking forward to working closely with Century Incoming in promoting Spain.
We would like to thank you for the excellent service provided to Mr. Nandakumar & his family.
He and his family had an excellent time and were very happy with the services. Transfers were on time, guide and drivers were excellent.
Thanks & Regards,
Shenaz RupaniSOTC INDIA
MADRID-BASED CENTURY INCOMING LOOKS AT TAPPING INDIAN LEISURE AND MICE SEGUMENT THIS YEAR
Madrid-based Century Incoming, a Destination Management Company (DMC), which has been testing waters in India for the past three years, is looking at aggressively tapping the Indian leisure and MICE segment this year. For the same, the company has set up a different department to cater to the Indian travel agents. The company will promote cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and destinations like Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada in Andalusia, Canary Islands, Mallorca and Ibiza. Last year, the company appointed Mumbai-based Global Destinations as their representatives in the Indian market.
Speaking with TravelBiz Monitor Cristina Lozano, Managing Director, Century Incoming said, “We have been coming to India for the past three years to tap the Indian market. The market now looks promising and we are looking at tapping the leisure and MICE segment. We are looking at working with all the agents in the Indian market, as restricting the network of agents will limit the scope of promoting the destination. Furthermore connectivity into Spain will be enhanced as Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline will soon be starting flights to Madrid. The new flights will definitely help boost tourist traffic into the country.”
CENTURY INCOMING SPAIN MARKS ITS FORAY INTO INDIAN MARKET WITH PRESENTATION IN MUMBAI PLAN TO PROMOTE GOLF TOURISM
In a bid to create awareness and promote Mijas, Malaga in Andalucia region of Spain as a tourist destination among Indian travellers.
Mijas tourism organised a presentation for the Indian travel trade in Mumbai recently. This is the first initiative of Mijas Tourism Board in the Indian market.
Juan Carlos Acevedo, Director, Mijas Tourism, in this presentation highlighted the various of Mijas like the 14 km-long coastline, rich culture, golf courses and spas, sports activities and Mediterranean cuisine. “While the numbers are low, we have witnessed an increase in Indian tourist arrivals. We have also received group travellers from India. Our effort is to understand the Indian market, which has huge potential and interact with the travel trade.
This is the first step towards a long-term relationship. With 12 golf courses in Mijas, we are looking at promoting Golf Tourism. Mijas can be easily accessed from Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Costa del Sol.
Indian tour operators have designed itineraries for Spain, which incorporate these destinations, and hence it will be easier to include Mijas”, stated Acevedo.
Arturo Ortiz Arduan, Tourism Counselor, Embassy of Spain -Tourism Department, Tourism office of Spain – Mumbai, said “Mijas is an important tourist destination in Spain. However, it is unknown in the Indian market and hence this first unique initiative by Mijas Tourism”.
Cristina Lozano, Managing Director, Century Incoming (DMC), also made a presentation. The event was facilitated by Global Destinations, which represents Century Incoming in India.
HIGH QUALITY OF INBOUND TOURISM
Century incoming one of the leading travel companies in the leisure market, has been in business since 2002 with an excellent reputation for outstanding service.
High level of specialization in the different emerging markets in both Europe and Asia, based on a excellent service and adjusted prices.
Century was built in October 2002 as a Incoming travel agency organized for foreigners. Throughout these years of experience in the market, the company has obtained a high and constant volume of growth and benefits from the first moment, something that they have achieved thanks to the multiple hours of dedication and work invested.
For the development of its activities, this company has a highly qualified and experienced team.
IS THE SPANISH NTO’S FOCUS ON INDIAN MICE AND THE HONEYMOONERS THE RIGHT STRATEGY?
“Yes. This year alone, we handled a few MICE groups from India. In the last there months, we had more than 1.000 MICE passengers, in March, we met a lot of travel agents in Mumbai and Delhi who showed great interest in the MICE segment, currently travelling to European destinations such as Italy, Switzerland and France. Honeymooners, one of India’s largest market segments, are also exploring new destinations.”