Conference & MICE Cruise
For corporate travelers, who are looking at breaking away from the monotony of conventional business meetings and conferences in major tourist destinations, Kerala houseboats in backwaters has much to offer. You can have meetings or Conferences and an overnight stay at the coziness of the hotel room with much anticipated sweet expectations of the beautiful landscapes and back water. Brainstorming session’s afloat backwaters are some of the pleasure that can be availed to enhance once business aspirations.
How many houseboats are there to cater to large groups especially for MICE events
There are only handful numbers of houseboats big enough to conduct meetings & conferences onboard. In most of the houseboats upper decks are utilized for MICE cruises which are generally Non A/C and only limited houseboats had their meeting area Air-conditioned. But for day cruises for groups this can be good. Most of these bigger boats having around 4 to 7 rooms then having a hall on top which can used for conference as well as day cruises.
Carrying capacity of Houseboats
On a well built MICE Houseboat 100 person can be comfortably can be accommodated for meetings. But Houseboat carrying capacity varies from 70 pax only in theatre style in the Upper deck. The max lodging facility on a single boat is 28 pax on quad sharing basis.
Conference space, Accommodation & recreational facilities Houseboats
There may be around 06-07 rooms in a H/bt and and Upper deck (Hall) - capacity of maximum 70 pax in Non A/c Hall . A/c Hall – maximum 50 pax…. There are about 100 houseboats available in Kumarakom & Alleppey with 02-04 rooms in the boat which can supply 1000’s rooms in the houseboats.
Tech support onboard houseboats
There may be sound system [Mics & speakers] for delivering lectures and interacting with members, along with audio –visual, projectors with Wi-Fi facilities. Other communication networks are dedicated mobile for houseboats. Rest all the sound system we need to bring and put a technician for the proper support and smooth functioning. There may not be any professional support from the houseboat and its better take the houseboat and manage with trained team with proper back up.
Catering provisions onboard houseboat
F& B production : Even bigger boats don’t have the kitchen what it required but by putting a fixed menu the preparation can be done. Veg Or Non-veg as per preference & for wider choices food & beverages can be brought from associate resorts or hotels on prior intimation.
F& B service: When the group on Board we need to anchor near an open space - and can be given on buffet only. Evening each boat needs to cater their in-house guests but if we are looking for evening party and programmes - need arrangements in an open space Or Houseboats tie-up with a small resort with a good lawn and give them the charge for evening arrangements on & off houseboats.
We Backwater Routes (P) Ltd are Midscale reputed Backwater Tour operators, locate on the banks of Vembanad Lake at Kumarkom, Kerala. Our concern operates all backwater tours with qualified; dedicated crew who will ensure your holiday with us is safe, secure & exotic. We conduct back water cruises, Day cruises and Houseboat trips at Kumarakom, Vaikom and Alleppey. Backwater Routes strive to showcase the natural beauty of Kerala backwaters in its virgin stage to Travelers and encourage the traveler and explorer in you to discover everything the great backwaters has to offer at Kumarakom, Vaikom and Alleppey of Kerala. The blue Lagoons fulfills every wander lust with rural retreats like experiencing the spectacular countryside with canals, coconut grooves, paddy fields, churches, temples, fishing, connects to the village life, history and the people, memorable moments await in every corner of this magnificent spot below sea level. We are one of the major promoters of Village life experience and canoe cruises in Kerala and we assure you that the service we provide would be at par with global standards. Every single vacationer is exceptional in his/her theme and to quench his/her thirst for scripting each and every moment most contended and romantic in utmost privacy on marvelous great backwaters of Kumarakom, Vaikom & Alleppey we offer tailor made cruising options. Backwater Routes (P) Ltd houseboats are all equipped with worthy life saving equipments and are always up kept in highly hygienic atmosphere. We offer plush accommodation in Deluxe, Premium and Luxury houseboats with all private room.