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- Paul Theroux

Views & Interviews

A quick guide to being part of our Q&A sessions

October 2019

Our Q&A section on the AIRDA website features interviews with professionals who are connected with travel, vacation marketing, and the timeshare industry in some way. In the past we have had conversations with people from different age groups – our oldest is 87 years old and still looking forward to her next holiday. Our youngest was 13 when we spoke to him three years ago – at 16, he’s considering rapid-river-rafting on his next holiday.

For our upcoming interviews we would like to feature people like you for instance. Especially if you have an observation to make, a story to share, or constructive feedback to offer. We’re also looking forward to conversations with bloggers, travel writers, travel photographers, and people who are passionate about travel – within the country and outside.

Here’s a quick guide on what we have in mind on conversations and inputs



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01/Professionals in the timeshare industry

Talk to us about your experience in the timeshare industry. Share industry updates, vantage perspectives, rewinds, projections, challenges – anything that can inform and educate our readers. We could talk about views from the top, new product ideas, emerging geographies, and interesting ways to connect with the customer.

We generally encourage professionals from the industry to look at their responses from three points of view - “yesterday, today and tomorrow”. Basically to retrace the early years of timeshare, take stock of the current situation, and look at the crystal ball to visualize where the industry is heading.

02/Professionals outside the timeshare industry

What does timeshare look like from the outside, especially for professionals working in regular hotels? Do you perceive timeshare as competition? Do you see it as useful in a larger context - bringing in tourists and additional revenue into the tourism pie? Do you think people from a regular hotel can look forward to careers in timeshare? Do you have any feedback to share?

03/Independent professionals linked to the timeshare industry

What services do you offer? How long have you been working with the timeshare industry? What changes have you seen that give you positive indicators? What feedback can you offer resort owners on areas of concern? Do you think resorts under AIRDA’s banner have a level playing field? Do you think customers are now getting a fair deal on product experience, service quality and long-term commitment?

04/End customers in India and global visitors from exchange networks

Our interviews with end-customers and prospects are done from what we call the “listening post”. We look forward to conversations on the timeshare concept, your favorite resorts, cuisines, activities - and moments you want to treasure for life. We’re also interested in feedback on matters of concern, areas for improvement, grey areas on maintenance charges, and other fees that may be applicable from time to time.

From overseas visitors, we’re interested in hearing about the India experience. Talk to us about service quality at resorts, facilities offered, levels of customer engagement and individual takeaways that give us an interesting picture on your holiday experience. Yes, do send your holiday snapshots as well.

05/Travel writers, photographers, bloggers and travel guides

Many of our stories in the Q&A feed are from travel writers and photographers – we even did an interview with a naturalist. Travel writers and bloggers bring in stories that transport you to their world, their journeys and experiences – which can be the next best thing to going there yourself. So here’s an invitation to travel writers and photographers to share your stories and photos with us. And your stories needn’t always be linked to timeshare – it can be about vacations, travel and discovering new places.

We’ve also done a story on an organization that helps people in wheelchairs go the distance and explore the world – a story that was an eye opener for us and our readers. We also want to do stories with travel guides in various cities and tourist locations – a travel guide meets new people every day, forges new relationships and makes new friends.

Here’s how we handle conversations and interviews

Our interviews are normally done through a simple exchange of emails. We send you a brief list of questions for the interview, and you could enter your responses within that format. What we then do is edit your responses – for length, readability and completeness. The final version is always sent to you, before we feature it on our website.

Do check out our Q&A section which contains links to over 200 interviews done by our content team over the last ten years. You will find a lot of interesting stories out here.

If you have a travel story to share with us, do write in to us at content-team@airda.org and info@airda.org. We’re waiting to hear from you.

From the content team at AIRDA

 

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