GENERAL INFORMATION

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Company Profile

Our company is based in Port Blair, serving last Elevenyears in this island,the tourism industry has undergone rapid growth of unsurpassed nature over the last several decades. This has mainly been due to the advent of a 'borderless' world and increased information dissemination about the majestic sceneries throughout the world, we are on the brink of penetrating a lucrative market in a rapidly growing industry. The current trend towards an increase in the number of tourists entering the country presents an opportunity for "Welcome Andaman Travels” Tours to penetrate the market.

An opportunity for "Welcome Andaman Travels” Tours' success exists because the national tourism industry is growing at a rapid pace annually. "Welcome Andaman Travels” is poised to take advantage of this growth and moderate competition in the Andaman travel portion of the industry, with a dedicated and experienced staff, excellent networking, and effective management and marketing. "Welcome Andaman Travels” intends to provide travel and adventure packages to tourists coming from inside or outside the country, Services and products provided by "Welcome Andaman Travels” will initially include pre-arranged tours, custom packages according to client's specifications, travel consultation, and as time progresses making reservations for hotels amongst other related services.

Our services will be positioned very carefully: they will be of extremely high quality, comfortable, informative and tailored to the client’s needs such that they will enable individuals to have a greater appreciation of the natural environment and its intricacies. Our marketing strategy will be based mainly on ensuring customers know about our existence and the service we fulfill. Hence our intention is to make the right information available to the right target customers. This will be done through implementing a market penetration strategy that will ensure that we are well known and respected in the tourism industry. We will ensure that our prices take into consideration peoples' budgets, that these people appreciate the service, know that it exists, and how to contact us

The marketing will convey the sense of quality in every picture, every promotion, and every publication. Our promotional strategy will involve integrating advertising, events, personal selling, public relations, direct marketing and the Internet, details of which are provided in the marketing section of this plan.It is important to recognize that we do not intend to just take individuals on sightseeing excursions, but also to ensure that they appreciate nature through informative briefings on objects' origins. This element will assist in differentiating us from our competitors and contribute towards the development of a sustainable competitive advantage. Hence we need to engage the right people in the right place at the right time if we are to ensure optimum growth.

We intend to develop our team so that our people can grow as the company grows - a mutually beneficial relationship. Our business strategy will revolve around the need to provide quality service to our various target customers, in the process fully satisfying their needs. This shall be undertaken through recruitment of a professional team and the provision of good quality custom-designed travel packages, With time our marketing campaign will increase the awareness of our services in the various market segments we shall be targeting. This is particularly so with the organization looking at establishing a clear advantage in an increasingly competitive market.

We will provide clients with the opportunity to focus on their core activities whilst their transportation side needs are fully satisfied. Marketing material shall be professionally done so as to be reflective of our intended image and reputation. We shall position ourselves as a quality commercial transportation operator that provides customer-need fulfillment, enjoyment, reliability and a good image. We intend to establish a good rapport with all the relevant stakeholders, especially hotels and travel agents.We also intend to have well-designed brochures and other promotional material that will enable clients to have an understanding of the types of services we offer and advantages of utilizing them.

Continuously provide enjoyable quality excursions/trips on time and on budget.

Develop enthusiastically satisfied customers all of the time.

Establish a market presence that assures short-term and long-term profitability, growth and success.

We are fully committed to supporting growth and development in the tourism and overall economy of Andaman Islands.

Contribute positively to our communities and our environment.

Location of Andaman

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Welcome Andaman travels intends to provide individual and group travel to leisure clients. Services and products provided by welcome Andaman will initially include pre-arranged tours, custom packages according to client’s specifications, travel consultation, and as time progresses making reservations for hotels amongst other related services. Welcome Andaman travels seeks to differentiate itself as the premier adventure travel company in the greater Andaman Islands.

As it grows it will take on people and expand into related markets and services. It will also look for additional leverage by establishing relationships and representations with appropriate strategic allies. Andaman Islands Tours is a travel company that intends to deliver leisure travel excursions to customers. Andaman Islands intend to guide customers in selecting a trip based on pre-defined vacation criteria. This analysis will be based on user profiles, set by the consumers, which includes preferences such as:

Budget         Activities sought     Destination,       Time of Travel

A traveler will hence be able to select areas of interest based on their preferences and subsequently identify destinations to visit. The intention is to provide customers with access to exclusive travel destinations, service to fully appreciate destinations through information packages, not just sight-seeing, and access to special interest travel according to the group's/individual's preferences.WelcomeAndaman travels intends to offer the service and knowledge a discerning leisure traveler seeks whilst on vacation, with the intention of seeing and appreciating the numerous sights in the area. Keeping in mind the comforts of a tourist, our fleet shall be very well maintained and designed as per customer standard and expectations.

In putting the company together we have attempted to offer enough services to allow us to always be in demand by our customers and clients. The most important factor in developing future services/products is market need. Our understanding of the needs of our target market segments shall be one of our competitive advantages. It is critical to our effort to develop the right new services. In the future, welcome Andaman travels intends to broaden its coverage by expanding into additional markets.

One of the main services it aims at providing is to become a destination management company that brings alive the magnificence of this country to the traveler. This will be done by co-coordinating the traveler's entire experience from hotel bookings, safaris and tours, greeting and porter services, and to tour packages and incentives. However in doing so we will strive to ensure that it is compatible with the existing products and company personnel. As time progresses the intention will to provide aAndaman island tour package covering the whole of Andaman Islands.

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OUR SERVICES

Internally we intend to create and nurture a healthy, exuberant, respectful, and enjoyable environment, in which our employees are fairly compensated and encouraged to respect the customer and the quality of the service we intend to provide. In addition follow-up will be mandatory so as ensure customer satisfaction and make any improvements as recommended by the customers in future. We seek fair and responsible profit, enough to keep the company financially healthy for the short and long term, and to fairly remunerate employees for the work and effort.

Welcome Andaman travels will be competitively priced in relation to the dictates of the market. Due to the introductory nature of our services we intend to implement a penetration pricing strategy which will ensure that potential customers are not frightened away by our prices, up until our services are appreciated and fully operational. However this will dictate that our costs are prudently kept so as to ensure our financial goals come to fruition. We intend our income structure to match our cost structure, so as to ensure that the salaries we pay to our employees to assure good service are balanced by the cost we charge to the customer.

These are increasingly becoming important as more firms establish in the country and hence the need to be known. The organization aims to promote itself through attending trade shows and expositions. Not only will these increase awareness of our services and business name, but also enable us to interact with potential clients who may decide to utilize our service.The increasing growth of the Internet as an information source provides an opportunity for ourselves that we may exploit. This is particularly so in view of the increasing dissemination of information over the World Wide Web, as individuals and groups look at obtaining the best deal possible. More often than not these individuals and groups seek out information over the Internet due to its relatively low cost and ease of use helping to minimize time wasting.

However this will require adequate planning so as to ensure that all information on the website is accurate and up-to-date, ensuring we market a professional image. This will mainly serve foreign tourists and other interested stakeholders. In all the above we intend to communicate our ability to deliver a good service that will satisfy the customers’ needs. Hence our messages will influence the engagement decision of prospective customers by emphasizing our customer focus and, persuade prospective clients that we are different from our competitors. All the above promotional tools shall be well integrated and utilized in tandem so as to maximize their effect.Welcome Andaman travels intend to offer a unique service to all of its customers, primarily travelers, so as to position itself as the premier travel provider in Andaman islands.

Through our reasonable charges and satisfying excursions we intend to attract a large portion of the market, both directly and indirectly. Hence all promotional material and campaigns shall be directed to fulfilling our intended positioning on the market. The keys to “Welcome Andaman Travels” success will undoubtedly be effective market segmentation through identification of several niche markets and implementation strategies. Along these lines the company intends to implement advertising, personal selling and direct marketing strategies to the target markets. Our personal selling marketing strategies will rotate around keeping in touch with hotels and travel agencies for major customers, and advertising for more individual customers. Hence our key success factors will include the following:

Excellence in fulfilling the promise: We intend to offer completely enjoyable, comfortable and informative travel excursions that will ensure that travelers are thoroughly satisfied and appreciative at the end of their trip.

Timely response to customers' requests: We cannot afford to delay our clients for whatever reason, as this will have a negative bearing on our image and reputation, including future business. Hence we need to be continually communicating with the client, including hotels and l so as to ensure that we are constantly available to the client meeting their expectations.

Solid and fruitful strategic alliances: Considering the nature of our services and our relative infancy on the market, we realize the importance of establishing and maintaining fruitful strategic alliances with various stakeholders, including hotels, lodges, and travel agencies, amongst others, so as be assured of a constant flow of customers, fulfilling their needs at every opportunity