Vaishali Dar

Vaishali Dar is a Senior Associate Editor with BW Businessworld and Editorial Head with BW Disrupt. She writes on corporates, start-ups, hospitality and travel

Latest Articles By Vaishali Dar

We Want to Capitalize on Film Tourism, Wedding and MICE Market: Caroline Beteta

California is aggressively expanding its footprint in the Indian market. We spoke to Caroline Beteta, President and CEO of Visit California, who led the US state’s first-ever ‘CEO Mission to India’, a delegation of 10 CEOs representing different destinations and industry partners.

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How Biometrics, Bots & Apps Improve Passenger Experience

As we look to the future, passenger numbers as well as expectations are increasing every year – they are projected to double to nearly eight billion by 2036. Technology plays a very important role in improving the passenger experience. Maneesh Jaikrishna, Vice President, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern & Southern Africa, SITA tells us what to expect in 2018.

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We Will Soon be Known as Cakewallahs and Not Flowerwallahs: Pawan Gadia of Ferns N Petals

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“In 2018, we want to focus on various other categories where we are not 95 percent available and plan to set up more cake shops,” says Pawan Gadia, CEO, Retail & Online, India & UAE, Ferns N Petals.

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Smart Business Traveller Looks for Functionality, VFM & Relevant Facilities

A disruptive force that’s still in its infancy is the rise of digital customer service, says Ashish Jakhanwala.

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Sterling Holiday Resorts Unveils New Brand Strategy

Sterling Holiday Resorts targets to double the size of the inventory and triple the revenues over the next five years.

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India is Superfood Ready

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Ankur Bisen, Sr. Vice President, Technopak Advisors and Head of Retail and CPG vertical speaks on the growth of superfood segment in India.

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The ‘wheel’ to Travel

Itineraries planned for the physically challenged customers and valuable insights on the type of services and the expectations from this segment has been the focus of Enable Travel. On World Disabled Day (Dec 3), we speak to Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel, who explains about the project in detail and how 70 Trips to Freedom Campaign as part of India’s 70th year independence celebrations has helped to spread the awareness.

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Education is Key to Success Especially With Indian Travellers

Chicago’s convention team has the industry’s largest hotel room night production goal of 2.5 million room nights per year from an international perspective, especially within the Chinese market, as Chicago’s largest inbound overseas market. Where does India stand and how difficult it is to achieve those numbers? Marc Anderson, Executive Vice President, Choose Chicago, tells us more.

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A Treasure Trove of Handicrafts For The European Market

Making the most of the ‘kabaad se jugaad’ products and supporting ‘Make in India’ with zero defect and zero effect, the Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF), to be held from 23-27 February, 2018, focusses on nature and conservation. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) tells us more.

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Jumeirah Group Plans to Open Four Properties in 2018

Linda Lewis, Vice President Global Sales Middle East & APAC, Jumeirah Group, speaks on the new properties, tie-ups and India as source market.

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