India's Vilasa Luxury Travel Hires U.S. Rep

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India luxury tour specialist Vilasa Luxury Travel announced that it is now partnering with Adele Black, president of New York-based Affluent Hospitality Group, as part of the tour operator’s continuing commitment to North American travel agents. The agreement calls for Affluent Hospitality to represent the brand at local and regional travel agency association meetings and trade shows, offer product training sessions, and provide ongoing networking with agents to increase awareness of the Vilasa brand.  Affluent Hospitality, which represents a select group of tour operators, cruise companies, destinations and upscale hotels, is online at


Vilasa also announced that it is continuing its agent commission of 20 percent on all fixed itineraries, effective through September 30, 2017. These fixed tours offer a wide range of luxury experiences throughout India that include culinary, adventure, historical, and spiritual elements. Additional tours include neighboring Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives.

“We’re very pleased to represent Vilasa Luxury Travel in the U.S., and we look forward to leveraging our relationships with high level agents, host agencies and consortia on behalf of their unique luxury land tours,” said Black, an industry professional with more than 25 years of experience. “Our representatives are already reaching out to agents and finalizing participation in numerous key trade events to ensure that the Vilasa brand is recognized as a unique, new option for agents and their high-end clients.”
Black can be reached at 914-282-3908 or [email protected].


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Vilasa is the luxury brand of Minar Travels, one of India’s leading DMCs. Among its numerous fixed tours, offering 20 percent commission, is “The Best of West and North India,” which includes private chauffeuring to such attractions as the “Gateway of India,” considered the most important landmark of the city of Mumbai. Guests also enjoy a view of the famous Hanging Gardens as well as a visit to Victoria Railway Station and Crawford Market.
Other popular fixed tours include the 13-night “Golf at the Exotic Locations of India,” which features a round of golf at Delhi’s ITC Classic Golf Course, a 27-hole championship signature course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus; the 16-night “Palaces Experiences” that includes a visit to the largest mosque in India, the Red Fort; and the eight-night “Highlands and Backwaters of Kerala,” a scenic cruise in a deluxe cabin through Southern India’s famous, interconnected chain of canals, rivers and lagoons.

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