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Thursday, 11 April, 2019, 16 : 00 PM [IST]
ZTPC gets aggressive in India with the appointment of 3 PSAs
By TBM Staff | Mumbai

As part of its mandate to attract investments, create capacity building, and improve inbound traffic, the Zanzibar Tourism Promotion Centre (ZTPC) has appointed three Preferred Sales Agents (PSAs) in India. These are AAA Healthcare, The Travel Designer Group and Aaryan Leisure & Holidays Pvt. Ltd. In the first phase, ZTPC plans to appoint 10 PSAs, with 4 more to be announced later this month in Delhi, said Jilesh Babla, Director, ZTPC. He was addressing select members of the media in Mumbai on the occasion of the official signing of the three partners. ZTPC is the only centre in the world, outside Zanzibar, to receive such a mandate from its Parliament. 

Jaal Shah, MD, Travel Designer Group signing the document with Jilesh Babla

 “This is the first time that ZTPC has engaged in such an exercise. After the appointment of International Advisors last year, the next step is to engage with Indian agencies to penetrate in to the large agent network in India. Therefore, it has been decided to appoint only 10 PSAs in total in the spheres of tourism, investments, hospitality, education, healthcare, etc. The other 4 are awaiting approvals and will be signed on later this month in Delhi.”
Dr. Ahmad Mecklai, Founder & CEO, AAA Healthcare with Jilesh Babla

The benefits of the PSA programme include assistance from ZTPC in negotiating deals at special rates, support to liaise with authorities and stakeholders, marketing and training assistance to sub-agents, social media marketing and promotions, participation in ZTPC roadshows, special rates with airline partners, visa assistance, priority in FAM tours, etc.

Rajiv Duggal and Sheldon Santwan (r), International Advisors to ZTPC, Shubhangi
Chitre, Director, BTFL Travel with Jilesh Babla

ZTPC has also brought onboard BTFL Travel as its Business Affiliate for Trade Relationships & PR. The other partners that ZTPC currently works with are EbixCash World Money, INOX, Oman Air, Emirates, TravelBiz Monitor and GPS.