New approach to new age travel

With 250 senior travel professionals in attendance, the second edition of Thomas Cook’s ‘The India Travel Summit 2017 – The New Age of Travel’ at Le Meridien, New Delhi, was a grand success.


Madhavan Menon, Chairman & Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India)

The India Travel Summit was conceptualised to offer cutting-edge ideation and dialogue amongst key influencers and decision makers across the travel and tourism ecosystem – focusing on both challenges and opportunities for the sector. India’s travel story is one that the world is looking forward to with excitement—a nation that is emerging rapidly as one of the critical markets for tourism – inbound, domestic and outbound.

Abraham Alapatt, Group Head-Marketing, Service Quality, Innovation, and Financial Services, Thomas Cook (India)

The India Travel Summit was created to bring the entire travel ecosystem together. With technology coming in the last few years, a lot of things in the industry have changed. New models are coming up, disaggregation is happening. We felt that the theme, The New Age of Travel— was relevant because we wanted all these partners to come together and talk about how the disruptions are both creating opportunities as well as challenges and how we can collaborate to grow the market, grow the value and very importnantly, serve the customer better.

Vishal Suri, Managing Director, SOTC Travel

The second edition of India Travel Summit was an excellent platform for trade which brought the industry leaders under one roof to get exposed to varied perspectives of all the stakeholders. The idea was to see how we can define the future of this industry, target new age travellers, build businesses and an ecosystem around travel. I think it’s an excellent platform and it just got bigger this year. It’s a fantastic opportunity and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day.

Dipak Deva, Managing Director, Travel Corporation (India)

This is the second India Travel Summit that we have organised, after the success of the one last year in Mumbai. The objective of the summit is to have a dialogue and conversation amongst different stakeholders form the industry to look at where the business is today and where are we heading to in the next 5-10 years. That conversation is always an ongoing one an interesting exchange of ideas. It definitely brings us to some very important thoughts to important questions and also interesting conversations among stakeholders.

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