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Barefoot Holidays believes in delivering a product that is a class apart. We specialize in organising unique conferences amid environs that are equally unique. It would be an honour to organise meetings, conferences and team building workshopss for your esteemed company.

We are proud to announce that Barefoot Holidays has also been featured in the September 2011 edition of "MICE TALK" as leaders of MICE in Andamans www.micetalk.com (pages 38 – 41).


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  • Veena World – Group (1 & 2 Oct 2014)

    Veena World – Group (1 & 2 Oct 2014)

  • Mckinsey Knowledge Centre (29 Aug – 31 August 2014)

    Excellent arrangement by Barefoot Holidays who arranged all our transfers in Port Blair. Keep it up
    Gaurav Kohli

  • Bishop Cotton Boarders Andaman Visit (28-31 August 2014)

    Excellent arrangement by Karthick and team. All services were on time and as assured. Diving was the highlight of the trip. Thanks and see you again
    Harsha Nanda

  • ICSE Principals Meet, Rourkela (21 Aug - 24 Aug 2014)

    Excellent services and care taken by the team. Small details like tea and pakoda when least expected, cold juice, namkeen packets were a very kind gesture. We are glad that we chose them to organise the important meet. We wish them all the very best.
    FATHER JOSE

  • Christ Church Teachers offsite, Bangalore (30 March- 3 April 2014)

    Christ Church Teachers offsite, Bangalore (30 March- 3 April 2014)

  • BAJAJ AUTO DEALER MEET (1-3 March 2014)

    BAJAJ AUTO DEALER MEET (1-3 March 2014)

  • Navarachana Educational Resources Ltd, Vadodara. NERL 23- 27 Feb 2014

    Navarachana Educational Resources Ltd, Vadodara. NERL 23- 27 Feb 2014

  • IBM VODAFONE OFFSITE (13-15 Feb 2014) - 70 pax

    IBM VODAFONE OFFSITE (13-15 Feb 2014) - 70 pax

  • Mysore Rotary Club Visit to Andamans (19-23 November 2013)

    Guides are good and courteous helping nature and careful made their activities- Port Blair stay and Havelock stay was good. Excellent time we spent. The Courtesy extended by all staff. The last day stay at hotel Shreesh was not very nice much comfortable since the room allotted to us was very small. The food also not as expected.

    Barefoot representative Mr. Karthick is an excellent person. Havelock tour is excellent. TSG Grand hotel is good & food is best. Food at Havelock Island is not good at TSG group of hotel ok in barefoot hotel. Time is short for seeing local places like Samudrika, Anthropological museum. Hotel Shreesh food is ok.

    Everything is good only the problem was is the food problem is vegetarian food problem. Your staff is very cooperative. Everything in time.

    The local guide (Mr. Karthick) was very friendly with us. He is a knowledgeable guide and Port Blair is good. More than 80% of food providing was superb but at the stay in Port Blair the food service needs much more tasty..

    M CHINNASWAMY 72 yrs/ N S MAHADEVASWAMY – 56 Yrs/ T R NATARAJA – 71 yrs/ T S KUMARASWAMY 65 Yrs

  • IIM Reunion (26- 30 Oct)

    Amazing in a short few words. We were meeting after so many years and are glad we chose Andaman as the perfect venue. Barefoot were perfect hosts and from the cars to tour managers all were exceptional. From cold water, wet tissue, haldiram snacks during tours they took care of everything. Will recommend barefoot to anyone with pleasure planning a trip to Andamans. ASHOK JAYARAM

  • ICICI Bank Group (8-11 Oct 2013)

    Inspite of bad weather and us not being able to visit Havelock Island the Barefoot team arranged alternatives and went out of there way to ensure we were comfortable. I also understand that inspite of being under high pressure due to the unique situation they handled the situation wonderfully. Marshal who was with us from morning till evening did a fabulous job. Marshal is a rock star! Shall come back soon and hopefully weather will be better next time! Varun
    On Behalf of all 20 staff from ICICI

  • Jain College (2013-14)

    What a amazing trip, just like our last batch. Can't thank you guys enough. In one word you ROCK.
    Sahil
    Organiser

  • TATA SKY Group (30 May - 02 June, 2013)

    Dear Mr Akshay, Thanks for writing this mail…. At the outset let me thank you for the outstanding hospitality extended to us by your team in Port Blair. You & your team have redefined Customer Service – absolutely feeling a sense of WOW when we interacted with them… I am running short of words to put the experience into few sentences…. Just to sum it up, It was simply marvelous..

    I am marking this mail to my team members who echo similar feelings on the overall experience… Some of my colleagues have facebook accounts & they would do the needful.

    Wish you & your organization the very best & please keep up the good work. All the best.

    Mr.N Ravishanker
    TATA SKY

  • USV DR Group 2 (24-26 May 2013)

  • USV DR Group 1 (24-26 May 2013)

  • SPARSH HOLIDAYS, Group: ALKEM LABORATORIES (25th to 28th April, 2013)

    Greetings....!!
    I would like to share below email sent by one of our Alkem group Dr. It was a like a big achievement for me so that let me share with all of you bcoz w/o all your support this would have been possible specially bcoz of Karthick, Avinash, You and Akshay..

    "Dear sushil, thanks for sending lovely memories of Andaman. Let me put on record the excellent personal behavior of yourself and your associates from barefoot travels -we never felt that we were with a travel agency. You would recall our very open discussions and demands from you in the trip. I have been with many groups in the past to various places in India and outside India. I would like you to keep up your very personal touch with the group you take for trips. I would very highly recommend your Sparsh for anyone who wants a happy tour. Thanks again and God give you all the success."
    This mail has enough to say about the kind of services we delivered.
    Thanks for everything done you all
    Regards,
    Bharat.
    Mr. Sushil Tailor
    SPARSH HOLIDAYS

  • NIVEA INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED (18-20 April 2013)

    Everything was perfect. It was a short 02 night trip but loved it, something very different. Big thanks to the entire Barefoot Team who went that extra distance to make a memorable holiday for us. We will be back soon with our families.
    Mr.Partha Chatterjee
    NIVEA INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

  • UMBRELLA DESIGN COMPANY (4- 7 April 2013)

    This is exactly what the doctor had ordered a getaway to a paradise which we thought did not exist. Thanks to the Barefoot Team for such a seamless itinerary and detailed planning, made all the difference, the small gestures were very touching like wet tissue on arrival, cold ice cream when you least expect it. Thanks to Karthick and the entire dive team who gave us a trip of a life time!
    Entire Team
    UMBRELLA DESIGN COMPANY

  • K LAW. Krishnamurthy & Co. (14-17 March 2013)

    Thank you for everything! And I mean that in the sincerest way. I don't think our trip could have gone anywhere as well as it did if you were not there to personally address all our requirements. I'm not an easy customer at all – very demanding – I'm sure my partners can vouch for that J. However, there was not one reason to complain or find fault with on this trip.

    While the organization of the entire trip was par excellence, the fact that you took the effort and time to spend those 4 days with us was outstanding. It added such a personal touch to the whole experience which only made it so much better.

    This trip has been a life changing experience for my team and me. Your boundless energy, support and assistance – not to forget your patient and cheerful demeanor - made it all the more memorable for us.

    A special thanks to the team at Barefoot who took us trekking, snorkeling and scuba diving. The patience and understanding that that entire team extended towards us inexperienced city slickers was marvelous.

    This has been, by far, the best office retreat we have had and to top this one is going to be very difficult. Thank you Akshay and thanks to you all, Andamans has not seen the last of us.
    Naina Krishna Murthy
    Managing Partner

  • WNS (28 Feb- 02 March 2013)

    It was just spectacular - Thanks a lot to Barefoot and its team. This is a true paradise and we will be back soon. Prashant Nair WNS

  • CMS JAIN COLLEGE GROUP, Bangalore (5-10 February 2013)

    When d trip was started, we were briefed by Akshay about Barefoot's vision. Barefoot plans to specialize in Andaman only. He told he wants people to think of Barefoot whenever they first think of Andamans. People surely think the same who have been part of Barefoot. ANDAMANS = BAREFOOT

    agdish Khatri
    Student
    Thanks for an amazing experience !!! from CMS Jain College group rinku and akshay you both will be missed !! :D
    Abheek Narula
    Student
    Thankyou barefoot for giving us beautiful memories...love you all-Akshay, Avinash, Karthik, Shawn and Rohan :-) Noopur Mehta
    Co organiser

  • IMA SHOLAPUR GROUP (28 January- 4 February 2013)

    Let me thank you for all your help and hospitality you provided us during my visit to Andaman along with IMA group.
    This has been the most memorable on-tour experience and we look forward for a long term association even in MICE division.
    Vijay Navaney
    Thomas Cook MICE

  • Teezle Group (28 November 2012)

    Barefoot Holidays made our corporate outing a once in a lifetime experience. Akshay, Karthick, Rohan, Sean and everyone at Barefoot - Thank You. Teezle Team had a wonderful 5 days at Andaman, we experienced nature in a way we never imagined. You have to experience it to believe it.
    Venky
    Co FounderTeezle Group

  • MADRAS TALKIES Mani Ratnam (5th - 16th July 2012)

    Dear Akshay, I thank you for your efforts you put in through Barefoot Holidays to coordinate with us for the production of our film KADAL (Tamil) at Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the month of July 2012. I acknowledge your excellent service, be it in location scouting coordination, permission requisition, accommodation and catering services or overall logistics management, it is my pleasure to know you and recommend you.

    With Best Wishes,
    Mr. Mani Ratnam
    MADRAS TALKIES
  • GC India Dental (15-18 March 2012)

    This trip was the most perfect holiday...actually the best rejuvenating experience I have had..and I want to go back again and again...surely getting my son when he can do the diving...so much more to explore in the underwater world...it was amazing. Andamans is about experiencing NATURE...and only Barefoot knows the best way...right from the hotels to the food and hospitality...the adventures...everything was planned so well....my job made easy! Thanks.

    Dr Vidya
    GC India Dental
  • GlaxoSmithKline Strategy Meet (06 to 10 Dec 2011)

    Thanks this was one of the most memorable trip and Barefoot Holidays personal touch was felt each and every moment. You took care of the minutest of details 4 the group. We will be back soon! Thanks once again it was truly a experience of a lifetime.
    Mr.Mridul Mehra
    National Sales Manager, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited

    I am confident when I speak for all of us, that our time at Andaman was made truly memorable largely due to you and your staff at Barefoot. From the time we stepped out of the plane and the time we boarded it, you were there to smoothen everything and ensure that our trip was a successful one. The conference itself was beautifully taken care off in B3 and it was a unique experience for us all in the end! I would like to thank you for the constant ensuring of our wellbeing and comfort, for the little gestures which made us feel truly special and made our Andaman experience one we will always cherish! I assure you that we will surely visit the Andamans in the future and pass on the positive experience to the other teams in GSK as well. Thank you Akshay once again!
    Yasna Mathew
    GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited

  • Symantec Coproration (15 to19 Sept 2011)

    It was very well organized, special thanks to Karthik and Rohan. They went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable. Everyone had a great time. Small gestures like a lime juice on arrival at dock after a tiring ferry journey, or arranging to transport our bags to the ferry were nice touches. In general, we were very happy with the trip.
    Sinoj Mullangath
    Director, SES User Experience, Shared Engineering Services, Symantec Corporation

  • Leguslative Committee, Karnataka (20 -22 July 2011)

    We had a excellent time and our guide was very courteous and with good manners. He had excellent knowledge about Andamans and it made the trip very complete.We wish you all the very best.
    Dr A B Maalakaraddy
    MLA & Chairman

  • IBM - IDEA MEET (23-27 Feb 2011)

    Dear Akshay, On behalf of the entire team from IBM and Idea, thank you very much for excellent experience we had with Barefoot Holidays. You personally and the team from Barefoot ensured that we had a trip to remember. Please do convey our thanks to Karthik and the entire team who helped out.
    We look forward to doing more business with Barefoot in the future.
    Regards
    Chethan S Shetty
    Director & Senior Project Executive ( Idea SO )

  • IFMR Capital (4-7 Feb 2011)

    Dear Karthik, The IFMR Capital team would like to thank you for your arrangements in Andaman and for always being around during our stay there. It was a very pleasant experience for all of us. The planning and arrangements were excellent. So was the food and the fun activities organized by you. We appreciate. Best,
    Kshama Fernandes
    CEO

  • Ericsson

    Hi Akshay, We are doing good. Trip was wonderful and we really had an amazing experience. As a feedback I would like to say that everything was good and well arranged specially people at Barefoot Restaurant and Bar.
    Scuba diving was also good and you would be happy to know that finally 12 out of 13 went for diving including me.!!!
    I would rate this trip overall as very good and can recommend to others as well.
    Thanks for arranging everything. Pics are attached for your Reference.
    Tx and Br, Manoj Singhal

To book our facilities for your Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events is simple, just send us an inquiry through our online MICE Booking Enquiry Form or drop us an email on holidays@andamanisland.com or and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Team Effectiveness Workshop is based on the nine team building blocks.





Outdoor Games


Outdoor games that are especially designed to help the group experience the team building block. Depending on the prominent blocks that are important for the team to work together, outdoor games will be conducted for the team. Each of these games will make the team understand the importance of that block, as they experience the presence or the absence of that block in the game.



The Outdoor Environment and Adventure Activity


The workshop will be conducted in an outdoor environment. This helps break down the barriers that exist between team members and builds more personal relations.

The adventure activity will be conducted to derive home the team building blocks and to build cohesiveness and build interpersonal relationships within the teams.

The adventure activity will be designed keeping in mind the physical stamina and age of each participant. The key being that the task should be achievable by the team, but seemingly may be beyond the scope of an individual.

The adventure activity conducted will vary with the varying workshop locations and seasons.


Facilitated discussions


Any activity, which has been conducted, will be followed by a debriefing session, where with the help of the facilitator, the group will be able to relate the experience with the work place. The facilitator will also assign task teams to build processes and team norms, define process owners for these processes and help in the implementation of these processes in the team


Workshop Deliverables


  • Team is able to identify with each other                                                 
  • Team member make emotional deposits in each other
  • Team members build personal relations (necessary for the effective performance of any team) through unique experiences that they have shared with each other
  • Team identifies the important blocks necessary to team working
  • Team takes ownership of building these blocks
  • Team makes processes which will help in building and strengthening of these blocks
  • Process Owners are defined as those who are responsible for the implementation of these blocks with in the team
  • Team is able to formulate a common team culture and objectives
  • Team members relate to each other and are able to develop mutual trust                                                  
  • Team is motivated

Methodology


  • Experience the team block through games / exercise / activities
  • Understand and analyze the behavior expressed during the game
  • Discuss similar behavior in actual team and discuss why they happen
  • Facilitate process to build the block in actual team
  • Give ownership of process to key team member and monitor the same                                                 
  • Preparing action plan