The Pioneers in Travel & Tours ‘GLOBE TRAVELS’ celebrates ‘World Tourism Day’
- The Pioneers in Travel & Tours, ‘GLOBE TRAVELS’, ‘Souza Arcade’, Balmatta Road, Mangaluru celebrates ‘World Tourism Day’, to boost TOURISM in spite of Pandemic
Mangaluru: Celebrated annually across the world on September 27, this year ‘World Tourism Day’ was more relevant as it addressed the importance of the Tourism sector in providing jobs and opportunities, mostly for women and youth, in rural as well as big cities amid the Covid-19. The day also highlighted the unique role of the Tourism sector in preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world apart from being a leading employer and economic pillar. Entrepreneurs of the tourism sector like never before to drive recovery, after bearing a heavy blow on their economy courtesy the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme for World Tourism Day 2020 is “Tourism and Rural Development” as domestic tourism is expected to return before international tourism, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s foresight.
WILLIAM D’SOUZA, President of GLOBE TRAVELS
Let me begin this column with a thought-provoking quote “To Move, to Breathe, to Fly, to Float, To Gain all while you give, To Roam the Roads of lands Remote, To travel is to live. Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you. Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions. Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.”- and for that matter, Globe Travels, the first opened travel agency in India after lockdown, way back in May 2020, celebrated the World Tourism Day on 27 September 2020 at their office at ‘Souza Arcade’, Balmatta Road, Mangaluru to boost the tourism in spite of the Pandemic. They welcomed every client of theirs with sweets, with all the staff dressed to thrill, clad in Kasavu’s -the traditional Onam Sarees since Kerala is the state which is known to promote the BEST tourism in India.
With the lockdown lifting up in various places, people have already started out with their bucket list and we don’t blame them. Though the Pandemic has wiped out the entire Tourism from the face of the earth, Globe travels is still very positive and hopeful of the revival of the tourism industry. They have already promoted the local tours to Coorg, Chickamagulur and now have confirmed few packages to Dubai for the IPL since UAE has opened visit visa welcoming people all around the world.
A renowned name in organizing pilgrimage tours and dealing with other travel needs, Globe Travels as of now has successfully conducted more than 200 Pilgrimage Tours to Egypt, Israel, Prague, Lourdes, Rome and other European countries. Accredited by IATA (International Air Transport Association), and being a Member of TAAI, IATO, and also approved travel agency by the Dept. of Tourism, Karnataka, Globe travels has rapidly spread its wings in the USA and Canada to attract inbound tourism. Adding another feather to its cap, and creating a milestone, Globe Travels takes pride, having introduced New Mangalore Port to the world of cruise in 1986, and until the lockdown in March 2020, it has welcomed thousands of cruise ship passengers at the NMP, and provided them with friendly and courteous service, along with impeccable hospitality, which has earned them high praises and accolades.
William D’Souza, President of Globe Travels and the Director of Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association, Monaco said, “World over, tourism will be opened up soon amidst the Pandemic since people are looking for various destinations to relax after long lockdowns throughout the world. Many of the countries all over the world have opened up and India is yet to open up due to the spike of COVID cases, which are now reducing at a fast pace. I strongly recommend the Government of India to open the skies for commercial flights for foreigners to enjoy the nature, beauty, of India. As per my opinion, no other country can beat India provided Government takes care of our natural resources to promote tourism”.
“Unfortunately the infrastructure at most of the beautiful places in India are not up to the international standards and this has to be upgraded by the Government in consultation with the tourism stalwarts. The State and Central Government are depending on the local architectural support without even taking into travel and tour agents into consideration/confidence. This year’s World Tourism Day theme being, “Tourism and Rural Development”, I feel proud to mention that, ever since Globe Travels promoted Cruise ships to Mangaluru way back 1980’s, I have tried my best to promote the rural development by taking the foreigners to Bengre area to promote tourism and to build the school building block to the poor students. Even though we are still in the pandemic, I keep in constant touch with the cruise companies to get the cruise ships back to Mangaluru in 2021 and I am very hopeful of the same” added William. (Ref: Good Samaritans Lotus DMC & Globe Travels Sponsors of ‘Smart Class Room’ at Sandspit Bengre School
Mangaluru is also known as the “Rome of the East”, D’Souza, the pioneer in promoting world cruises feels that we are way beyond in updating our beautiful tourist spots which could bring in lots of domestic and international tourists. “We need to sit with the district administration to discuss and to chalk out the plans of upgrading facilities and the tourist places of our district” he added. Cleaning the beaches, which was part of the World Tourism Day, he feels that the schools and colleges should organize social programmes of taking the students to the beaches to deliver a short but sweet presentation, as to how to behave and maintain our beaches to enjoy our life. “We need to have more thrust on our younger generations to keep our city and environment clean and neat. Mangaluru though has been announced Smart City, I feel our city has to go a long way to become ‘REAL SMART’ since we public are yet to realize the value of our city and determine to keep it clean and neat,” said William D’Souza. He wishes that people of Mangaluru do realize the value of life and be safe by maintaining the social distance and by wearing masks to reduce the Pandemic to have better days soon.
A Premier and a leading tour operator of Mangaluru city, Globe Travels having offices abroad, is also one of the founding members of Interserve, India. With high-quality services and timely deliveries, Globe Travels has won recognition and laurels from various airlines and tourism departments and has won the appreciation of their esteemed customers. They are also known for promoting cheapest and the best tours to various domestic and international destinations for the benefit of the general public keeping in mind the comforts of the guests to enjoy their holidays at the least cost with maximum comforts and enjoyment. Apart from organizing tours, Globe Travels is also specialized in Passport, Visa process, Attestation on educational, birth and marriage certificates, Hotel Bookings, Overseas Travel Insurance & SIM Cards, Foreign Exchange.
Yet another big achievement of William D’Souza-the Managing Director of Globe travels, who has completed successfully IATA and other airline programs, along with online travel and tourism courses, was his recent efforts and hard work in making it possible to obtain UK visa at Mangaluru and now he is in dialogue with other consulates to have the visit visa camps at Mangaluru for the benefit of the general public which will avoid the hassles of travelling to Bengaluru or Chennai to obtain the visit visa, especially by the senior citizens. Globe travels has established IATA recognized college of Tourism to support the travel industry.
Globe Travels-Mangaluru, one of the leading IATA accredited travel companies in Karnataka offers the entire gamut of travel-related services to business and leisure travellers. Established in 1970, Globe Travels business philosophy ever since has enforced them to offer their customers a Total Satisfaction Policy, where they consistently deliver exceptional service, in turn enhancing the customer’s Long Term Relationship with them. At Globe travels they have always provided the best service to their customers with satisfaction guaranteed, no matter if they are travelling in India or abroad, and even in their other passport, other documents etc needs.
Not just serving its clients, Globe travels has also given a wonderful opportunity, to nearly 500 young youth/students of Mangaluru City, training them to be the best guides and a greatest opportunity to work as guides, when cruise ships arrive at the Mangalore Port- with a mission is to take them the world over. Having 22 dedicated specialized staff taking care of every guest, your visit to the Globe Travels office will be pleasant and worthwhile. And as part of their great hospitality and gesture, before you leave their office, the friendly staff at Globe Travels will offer you a bottle of water, and if you are lucky, on a given day, you could get treated with a ladoo or Mysruru Pak! Therefore, stop by at Globe Travels, a One-Stop Destination for All Your Travel Needs, and feel the difference!
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