As a refreshing change to a mundane destination presentation, Brand USA along with TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) hosted a luncheon in Mumbai bringing on board seasoned adventure traveller Ajeet Bajaj to share stories of his expeditions. Bajaj is also the President of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI).
He spoke about the varied, niche and extreme adventure activities undertaken by him in the USA, alongside trekking the Mighty Mount Everest from the treacherous Tibet route with his daughter.
Padma Shri awardee Bajaj shared some interesting anecdotes of undertaking such adventures in the remotest parts of the world, his physical preparedness for such expeditions, and the logistics involved, during a candid chat with Sheema Vohra, MD, Sartha Global Marketing, India Representative of Brand USA, and Ajay Prakash, President, TAFI. He shared some of the relatively unknown adventure activities native to the USA and how participating in them gave him a new perspective about nature and life.
Shedding light on the situation in India, Bajaj said that India is home to the huge expanse of Himalayas, and the best bet would be to indulge in soft adventure activities. He suggested fellow agents in the audience to showcase the soft adventure options to their clients keen for experiencing the offbeat options. Despite the hiccups in the sector in India, he said the situation is improving and efforts are on to make India a mature adventure tourism destination like the USA.