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Business Travel to Delhi

New Delhi, the capital city of the Indian sub continent has long been a favored destination for leisure travelers due to its proximity to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal which is located in the neighboring city of Agra.

Since the late 1990s, however Delhi has increasingly become a choice destination for business travelers as well. This has been largely due to the fact that this erstwhile seat of Indian government has over the years become an important hub for outsourcing in North India. The origin of this industry in Delhi can be traced back to the late the late 1980's when British Airways began to use its base in Delhi, for its back-office operations.

This industry though actually took off in a big way in the late 1990's when Jack Welch, the chairman of the US Company G.E. was involved in setting up a base for G.E.'s back-office operations at Gurgaon, a satellite city of New Delhi. Since then the outsourcing industry in this area has grown in leaps and bounds and Delhi and its surrounding National Capital Region(NCR) today features in the list of the world's top 10 outsourcing destinations.

The outsourcing industry in New Delhi is largely concentrated in the four satellite cities of its National Capital Region which includes the cities of Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, NOIDA and Faridabad. In fact the biggest boom in outsourcing seems to have occurred in the city of Gurgaon which was not too long ago was a simple farming community that has now been converted into major manufacturing and service hub.

This transformation has been made possible by the tax incentives and improvements in infrastructure that have been undertaken by the Haryana government under whose jurisdiction Gurgaon falls. This improvement in infrastructure has attracted much domestic and foreign direct investment in Gurgaon so much so that it is today a glittering hub whose landscape is peppered with a plethora of glass fronted office buildings that house the many BPO and KPO( Business Processing and Knowledge Processing) centers. The growth of Gurgaon has also been aided by the excellent transport links that enjoys with the capital city of Delhi. In fact Gurgaon is directly connected to the New Delhi airport by an eight lane expressway which makes this outsourcing hub extremely accessible to overseas visitors.

A wide array of US and European companies like Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, IBM, Google Inc, Microsoft, SAP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Mckinsey & Co, Accenture have today outsourced various services to companies in Gurgaon and this trend only seems to be growing. This has consequently resulted in much business travel to and from New Delhi as North America continues to be the largest market for the services offered by the Indian outsourcing industry.

If your company already has an outsourcing center in Gurgaon or is in the process of setting up one in conjunction with a BPO/KPO company located in Gurgaon, then this process is bound to require much business travel to and from New Delhi for according to a recent Harvard Business school survey, face- to-face meetings are the most essential tools for a successful business partnership. This fact assumes even more importance when a business relationship transcends boundaries and cultures as in the case of a US based business and its outsourcing partner.

In such a scenario you would do well then to tie with the New York based travel management company, Fare Buzz which specializes in cost effective and efficient business class travel. Fare Buzz has an exclusive relationship with over 60 domestic and international airlines and through this exclusive relationship, it can procure much needed business class tickets which are an essential tool of business travel at substantial discounts. Moreover these cheap business class airline tickets come with all the perks that are associated with regular business class like mileage accrual and pre-assigned seats.

Traveling to New Delhi from the US usually involves a long haul flight and you can either choose to fly direct on a carrier like Continental or break your journey in Europe. Depending on your preference, Fare Buzz's travel team which is manned by experienced ‘live' travel consultants who are on hand seven days a week can help you tailor the most appropriate route that is suitable for you. Additionally they can also effectively take care of your hotel stay and ground transportation requirements in New Delhi. So if you are looking to trim costs in all aspects of your business including business travel, be sure to give Fare Buzz a call at 1-800-847-1963 before you make your plans for that important trans-continental journey to New Delhi.