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V S Abdul Kareem joins Gallery of Legends

V S Abdul Kareem, CEO & Managing Director, Creative Tours & Travels, has been conferred the Gallery of Legends trophy at the India Travel Awards South. Starting his career in 1976 with a passenger shipping company, Kareem had a clear aim to lead the travel and tourism industry. Within three years, he established a premium company in 1979 offering a comprehensive range of holidays, MiCE activities and other tourism services across South India. Accredited by IATA and approved by Government of India, he created a distinctive niche with focus on service excellence. He was quick to recognise the need of the travel industry and through his dedicated effort started another division of professionally managed B2B DMC for agents from North, East and Western India. As one of the first B2B organisations, he established his business on the basis of trust and reliability, offering clients, cost effective solutions and professional handling of their requirements.

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PS Duggal enters Gallery of Legends

PS Duggal, Executive Director, Minar Travels, has been conferred the Gallery of Legends trophy at India Travel Awards 2018. Having started as a banking professional at ANZ Bank, he joined the company in 1992 and has since been part of the growth story. With 26 years of experience in the industry, Duggal now looks after the entire administration and accounts of the company whilst coordinating with all its offices across countries. Today, Minar Travels is a market leader in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, and has an international presence in 32 countries, with inroads in the Latin and North American markets as well as Europe and Asia. The company is of the biggest aviation services and destination management companies in the country with 16 offices in India and nine overseas. It is also the GSA for eight airlines. The luxury division became a traveller-made DMC in 2018. That’s not all, the company’s MiCE division is also a huge success.  

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Krishan Kumar Amla enters Gallery of Legends

Krishan Kumar Amla, Chairman & Managing Director, Broadway Enterprises has been conferred the Gallery of Legends trophy at the North India Travel Awards. Instrumental in growing the tourism and hospitality industry in Jammu & Kashmir, Amla has held various positions over the years, including Member, Board of Directors, Indian Airlines; Vice Chairman, PATA – India Chapter; Member – J&K Advisory Committee on Tourism; Member – Board of Governors, IHM, PUSA, New Delhi and Member – Managing Committee – Hotel and Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI). He was also part of the Team of Technocrats under Rajiv Gandhi and has been the Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee. With a Bachelor’s degree in science from Kashmir University and hotel management degrees from Lancashire in the UK and Cornell University, USA, he has a business experience of over 50 years.

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Sham Nijhawan joins the Gallery of Legends

Chairman of Nijhawan Group, Sham Nijhawan, has won the prestigious Gallery of Legends award at the third North India Travel Awards, held at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon on October 21, 2016. A chartered accountant by profession, he entered the travel industry in 1974, as British Airways’ GSA in North India. His persistent efforts and exemplary marketing technique saw him grow his territory of work from the northern region to the whole of India. Today, under his guidance the Nijhawan Group successfully runs Travel Boutique, India’s largest online B2B player active in 55 countries, besides retail business of franchise, catering business and air charter business.

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Suresh Periwal joins the Gallery of Legends

Suresh Periwal, Managing Director, Clubside Tours and Travels, has won the prestigious Gallery of Legends award at the East India Travel Awards 2016 in Kolkata. With over 40 years of experience in the travel trade, he has been instrumental in putting the eastern region on the tourism map of the country. He is the founder President of the Eastern Himalayan Travel and Tour Operators association and was the Chapter Chairman of IATO for North Bengal and Sikkim Chapter last year.

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