TESTIMONIALS & QUOTES
“Ram Pratap Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh Tourism Promotion Board
We had a great opportunity to showcase the Heritage Arc of Uttar Pradesh to a group of TCBG travel writers from all over India in October 2015. Post the familiarisation trips, the conclave in Lucknow was very successful and we look forward to more such interactions in the future.
“Basanta Rajkumar, Former Executive Director, Punjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion Board
Blogs and social media have become an important tool for promoting and marketing destinations. During the past one year, Punjab Tourism partnered with TCBG to promote some of its destinations through two separate familiarisation trips. This partnership is giving that extra thrust that Punjab Tourism needs and hope it will yield even greater results in the future.
One of the means of owning our identity in the complex era of globalisation is promoting travelling. In my capacity as an academic and practitioner of Heritage Interpretation, Presentation and Education, it has been so comforting to know about and interact with this initiative and its members. The enthusiasm with which members of TCBG post their blogs is a testimony to the manner in which we as Indians are staking claim on who we are, which I continue to hope remains rational and balanced.
My close encounter with the group was a recent activity where Ms. Alka Kaushik and Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu requested me to organise a specialised Heritage Walking exhibit on the heritage of Ramzan in South Asia. There were about 16-19 members of this group, and I was amazed to experience the genuine and rapt attention with which the group of TCBG listened and appreciated my narrative - this was evident in the manner the reporting of the walk was done by large number of participants post the event.
My best wishes to this movement and I really hope that through well-researched writing, keeping in mind the Indian lens, this drive and enterprise gains higher effectiveness.
We thoroughly enjoyed the two days spent with the team and it was not an easy affair to finally see them off. We were thrilled with your presence, participation in every event and involvement.
We cannot explain in words what we gained (from associating with TCBG), but after your blogs, IRIS has become renowned brand in the market. In fact, for the first time in the history of the resort, ever since it was launched (2011 onwards), we saw 73 percent occupancy in the month of June 2016 and catered to 1500+ guests.
It was also an eye opener for our team since you visualised Corbett beyond the tiger. Today, guests staying with us are just as interested in nature, culture and heritage and look beyond tigers. Not even a single guest complained if they did not sight tiger - they come back happy saying they enjoyed the surroundings, the village and the nature. People have also started demanding for cultural evenings, village life experiences and activities around our resort.
We look forward having you again with us and on regular basis.
I enjoyed the opportunity to share my love for Delhi's heritage with a group of like-minded people on the book-themed heritage walk. The interesting blog posts that resulted have undoubtedly helped to reach out to an even larger audience. Thank you TCBG!
TCBG is a unique platform where travel bloggers and writers get together, bond with each other's and get opportunities for growth. My association with them is six months old and I'm thoroughly enjoying the journey. One gets to travel not just through own efforts but through the eyes and lens of so many gifted writers and photographers. I wish them all the best
I worked with Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu, Arti Jain and Thommen Jose of Travel Correspondents & Bloggers Group in my capacity as editor / content developer of an online project called www.hollandmeetsindia.com. The feature-based website, aimed at the lay reader, focuses on India’s historical, cultural and economic engagement with the Netherlands over the centuries. The three contributed articles (text and visuals), podcasts and videos based on specific briefs. They were energetic, rigorous and professional, and went the extra mile to create the best possible content for the project. I look forward to working with them again.