In the travel business since 1974, retired as CEO of Bombay Travels Pvt. Ltd. in 2013 & now serves as Chairman of its Advisory Board. Served as Founder President of ETAA (Enterprising Travel Agents Association with over 750 members in India) for 17 years & after laying down office was bestowed with the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus for his contribution to the organization as well as the Travel Fraternity. Is highly respected in the business, considered an Opinion Maker and continues to help with creating new products for the Travel Industry in India. Also, serves on the boards of various companies involved in Garment Manufacturing & Exports, Education, Real Estate, Event Management, Security Solutions, Brand Management, Tourism etc. Recently, was appointed as Adviser, Globalization, by CMIE (Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy P Ltd.), India's leading business information company to spread its services and expertise globally.
In the Travel business since 1977, along with husband Carl, successfully ran Bombay Travels Pvt. Ltd. For more than 3 decades. Retired as COO in 2013 and now continues to be on the Advisory Board to mentor the organization. Considered an Opinion maker in the Travel & Tourism Industry and also serves on the Advisory board of various companies associated with Travel, Education for empowerment of Children and Women, Real Estate, Event Management, Security Solutions, Brand Management etc.
Travel is a passion which translates in taking frequent travel trips together. We specially choose those destinations that most Indian travelers have not travelled to.
We were the first to promote China as a tourist destination for the Indian traveler 18 years ago, where getting Vegetarian food was a huge problem. We have actually sat with the chefs in restaurants in China trying to explain the concept of what Indian vegetarian means- no meats, no fish, no eggs, no animal fat oil to be used as a cooking medium & the chefs actually asked us “what do they eat?” We are the pioneers in putting new tourist destinations on the map for the Indian traveler.
Contribute articles in TravelBiz Monitor, India’s leading Travel Trade Magazine about our travel experiences which helps give the travel fraternity a deeper insight to promote destinations not frequented by the Indian traveler. Still evolving & learning as we find new places to visit, giving our personal knowledge & experiences in the form of articles to the travel trade. It is fun, enjoyable & great meeting different people around the globe, learning about their culture, food & wine, a passion we both cherish in our travails...