India Host

ATEC together with Tourism Australia and Austrade bring you 'India Host'

The online program covers the following content: 

1. Culture Ready - Indian Culture, country geography, society, education 

2. Product Ready - Indian traveller expectations, identifying target market segments, HVT travellers, creating a value proposition, sales and marketing 

3. Service Ready - Tailoring products and services for the Indian market, service expectations for tourism operators

4. Trade Ready - Indian customer travel planning journey, source of information and planning, booking sources, Indian travel distribution system 

LIVE Zoom sessions run for 90mins, recordings are available if you miss a session. 

The training provides the industry with a Handbook and Tools & Resources that assist them in their development in welcoming the Indian visitor, targeting both the domestic Indian communities and international travellers. Graduates of the program will receive a certificate and digital 'India Host' badging (logo). 


About the Trainers: 

The program will be delivered by Garry Burns and Himanshi Munshaw.

  • Garry is the Managing Director of Connect2India. He is well respected within the Indian travel industry and has over 20 years’ experience in the market
  • Himanshi owns and operates Foodie Trails which offers Melbourne walking food tours, cooking classes, food festivals and events & International cultural food. Her mother Heena Munshaw owns and operates Beacon Holiday one of India’s premier travel agents located in Mumbai.

India Host Events Schedule

  • All programs have now concluded for 2019-2020, interested in future programs? Please complete the Expression of Interest 


  • "Thank you so much for curating and running this program, it was extremely useful and would highly recommend to other industry partners to participate" Jenna Italiano, Pullman & Mercure Albert Park
  • Congrats ATEC on a really informative and engaging programme! The local knowledge provided by the trainers was first class and doing the course assisted greatly with our efforts to understand and attract the Indian market”.    Hilary Cobbett, Metro Hotel Perth
  • "It was a really insightful and great program. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested to enter the Indian market. Well done to ATEC & the India Host team! Thank you" Cale Byrne, Downunder FarmStays

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