In conversation with Jaideep Venugopal, Director, BlueMarble Destination Services, Malta
by Aanchal Dhawan Industry Watch | April 23, 2015 | Interview
BlueMarble Destination Services Malta
Jaideep Venugopal, Director, BlueMarble Destination Services, Malta spells out Malta’s plus points, shares his learning from Indian MICE and tells us why Malta is an Indian event planner’s dream destination.
How is your destination suited for Indian event planners?
-Direct flights from Dubai and Istanbul daily to Malta, both being the main air connectivity hubs for main Indian metropolitans
-English speaking population
-One of the best climates in the world (This is a fact)
-State-of-the-art conference and convention centres
-Presence of leading 5 Star hotel chains with their own conference facilities
-Small is BIG (Although Malta is compact, it becomes an event planner’s logistics delight and BIG because it has so much to offer and possesses the infrastructure to handle large groups)
-Malta has what the Indian would always want: Great Weather, People who speak English, Vibrant nightlife, Beautiful beaches and clear blue seas, Breathtaking views, Great food (including Indian cuisine) and wine, Amazing historic venues for events, etc.
How will it benefit Indian planners to be connected with you?
Since I was brought up in Malta, I know the island very well. I have been planning events for the past 18 years in India and done varied outbound events for Indian clients hence, we know what they want. We also have full support from The High Commission of Malta, New Delhi as well as the Malta Tourism Authority. We possess the two most important F’s that an Indian Planner requires: Flexibility and Foresight when it comes to Indian clients. We are aware of all requirements and infrastructure that an Indian client would require for MICE or a Wedding. Most importantly, our revertal on budgeting and technical feedback would be less than 48 hours.
Learning from Indian groups previously, if any.
Flexibility and Foresight.
Meet Jaideep Venugopal one-on-one at Experience Europe - The MICE Roadshow.
Venugopal, spells out Malta’s plus points, shares his learning from Indian MICE and tells us why Malta is an Indian event planner’s dream destination.