WEL­COME

Business Traveller (India) - - WELCOME - Neha Gupta Kapoor Ed­i­tor

Baselworld this year wasn’t as crowded as the year be­fore, or the year be­fore that. Many reg­u­lars seemed to have skipped the show al­to­gether; and ques­tion­ing this, there were loud talks won­der­ing about the future of pos­si­bly the big­gest watch and jew­ellery fair in the world. Hav­ing said that, I no­ticed that it was the num­ber of jewellers on the oor that were alarm­ingly fewer in com­par­i­son to 2017. e watch brands, how­ever, were present with grand stalls wel­com­ing crowds at a time. And their launches have, as usual, been be­yond im­pres­sive.

On page 58, we’ve put to­gether our favourites from Baselworld 2018 — those for a cause, the op­u­lent mod­els and CEO in­ter­views who all share one com­mon in­ter­est — In­dia as a mar­ket for future growth.

On page 20 we’ve looked back at the time when In­dia wel­comed the A380; and on page 32 take a look at why hospi­tal­ity groups are launch­ing new brands.

For our main des­ti­na­tion fea­tures, we have picked the moun­tains, quite con­trast­ing to this scorch­ing heat that we’ve been su er­ing. En­joy the cool weather vi­car­i­ously through fea­tures on Kathmandu and Switzer­land on pages 26 and 38 re­spec­tively. One takes you up to the Hi­malayas, while the other thrills you with downs­lope rides.

To where are you plan­ning a trip to cool down this sum­mer?

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