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Andrea spalletti

Andrea Spalletti Trivelli

Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome

“ We have been working closely with Avant Garde over the last 2 years and the results have been brilliant! The awareness of the Villa Spalletti Trivelli brand has grown exponentially and the number of room nights from the Indian market are up YOY. The knowledge of the Luxury market that Pooja and Kunal have has been of incredible help in positioning the villa in this new and growing market, and as a boutique hotel owner and manager, having such partners based locally helps so much in handling & qualifying requests and queries in a smooth, fast and more efficient way”

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Chitra Stern née Rathinasabapathy,

Owner, Founder
Martinhal Resorts, Portugal.

Avant Garde has been a fantastic partner in the Indian market for our carefully curated group of luxury hotels In Portugal. Kunal and Pooja are hands-on and understand our segment completely. They have their finger on the pulse of the Indian market and provide strategic direction for us. What I love about them is that they go the extra mile for us. Couldn’t have chosen a better partner for us to reach the luxury segment in India. Thank you and here’s to our mutual continued success!

Chitra Stern
David Thomson

David Thomson

Chief Operating Officer (2013- 2018)

JA Resorts & Hotels

“Having been forced to change our Indian representation company due to a lack of results, I was hugely sceptical as to what could really be achieved in the Indian market, that was until I was introduced to Pooja and Kunal in 2016 who are the core of Avant Garde.

I was immediately impressed by their energy and enthusiasm and the fact that they spent as much time qualifying JA as a client as we did AG as a possible representation company. Fortunately, they agreed to take us on and they immediately set about introducing JA in the Indian market. Within weeks we were seeing returns as they opened doors to the high net worth market that we had been unable to reach. On the first trip to India under their guidance the sales team had meetings with the cream of the Indian travel industry and when I travelled to India they set up a panel of industry experts to help me understand the market better. They also enthusiastically set about building the JA brand image and arranged interviews with key publications in all the main cities and then proceeded to arrange Press trips, celebrity endorsement and celebrity stays in all our properties. In a very short period of time they made the Indian market an important origin of business for JA and delivered way beyond our expectations. However, they are not just a dedicated and hardworking team, they are also genuinely good people who are a pleasure to spend time with, so in a nutshell if you are looking for Sales & Marketing representation in India I cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Marta Santos

Marta Santos

Director of Sales
Penha Longa Ritz-Carlton, Sintra

“Penha Longa Resort has found in Avant Garde a trusted and valued partner for more than 2 years, Avant Garde has been there for us every step of the way as our needs have changed and grown. Their team has the insights and proven methods to provide high-impact solutions for our business. If you are looking for sincerity, integrity, professionalism and a company that values honesty, Avant Garde is the ultimate company”.

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Edward Mitchell
Rovos Rail Tours, Pretoria, South Africa

“I had the pleasure to be introduced to Avant Garde Consulting by a mutual travel industry friend on my last visit to Mumbai, and that meeting simply changed my business life with regards to the Indian market!

‘Avantgarde,’ was subsequently engaged by Rovos Rail to organise meetings between myself and select high end wholesaler and retailer prospective clients in Mumbai and Delhi. The arrangements, in March 2014, were seamless.

Avantgarde not only effectively and efficiently targeted the correct style of client, they also organised hotels, transfers, a driver, media appointments, and lunch and dinner meetings during my stay.

I could go on and on about Avant Garde’s professionalism, but suffice to say we wouldn’t look elsewhere for representation and assistance with the India market, and can unequivocally recommend their most wonderful services.

Edward Mitchell
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Denys Courtier

Directeur Exécutif, Responsable du Marketing,
La Mamounia Marrakech

Avant Garde Consulting has been in charge of our two media events in Delhi and Mumbai during our first visit to India in order to present and introduce our iconic property in Marrakech – Morocco : La Mamounia.
In this period, they have proven to be a valuable and worthy representative of our property. They are pro active, have good contacts, good interpersonal skills and are very appreciated by the journalist.They have also a keen understanding of the luxury hotel industry. We will not hesitate to contactthem again in the future should we decide to penetrate the Indian market further.

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Joana Melo

Senior Director -Sales & Marketing
Penha Longa Ritz-Carlton, Sintra

“ Working with Avant Garde has been an absolutely fantastic experience!!! Especially when relating to such a specific market which is the case of the Indian Market. The support has been tremendous; They have helped us understand the market, are always available to help us whenever we need support. Thank you for the commitment and cooperation. We truly hope for a fruitful and long-lasting partnership.”

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Antoine Burnet

Director of Sales
Chamonix Mont Blanc

“The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc and the tourist office of Chamonix Mont-Blanc for over 4 years worked with Avant Garde India. Their professionalism, the quality of its contacts and its networks naturally lead us to renew our faith in

this great work and the company.”

Cristina Martin
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Cristina Martins

Senior Sales Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon

"I have been working with Avant Garde India for 2 years and I couldn't be happier! All the commitment, professionalism, enthusiasm, and most of all, the passion that drives them, make me trust completely in Avant Garde and their work. They are always available, no matter what, and willing to work along with us in the same direction, understanding our purpose and contributing with valuable inputs to make it happen and to spread the word about a luxurious destination that dares to be different. Thank you so much for all your cooperation and friendship! You make me feel proud to work with you!" 

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Luis Sousa

Mr. Travel, Portugal Luxury DMC

“I have decided to promote Portugal in the Indian market back in 2010, started slowly by meetings at trade shows and eventually a visit to India. That was when I first came across with Avant Garde, we immediately established a bond and in the following year I hired them for a one off event in Mumbai and Delhi, results were far above expectations. We ended up partnering with them for a 2 year period which we renewed twice. The reason is quite simple: our business in India has been multiplying ever since we hired them!”

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