TravTalk - India

The second gen of biz leaders

- Compiled by Hazel Jain

The second-generation business leaders are more confident, better travelled, and have the courage to think differentl­y than their parents. speaks to six young trailblaze­rs who share their personal learnings and how they are implementi­ng them in business. It is important to also work ON the business and not just IN the business, they say.

Over the years, I have realised change is the only constant. Since Ahura Travels has been around for some time, we have a distinct ideology and there is a way we always do things. For a long time, I stuck to them. It is okay doing everyday things in a different way.

As we look ahead in 2024, the world of travel calls us with the excitement of exploring new places, making discoverie­s, and experienci­ng different cultures. In our country, many people have a strong wish to travel, but only 40 per cent of Indians travel abroad.

I have had the privilege to watch my parents navigate good and tricky times in the industry. As we know, leisure markets are the first to be hit when anything untoward happens in world. What I have learnt is that it is important in such times to adjust to changing situations.

Over time, technology (introducti­on of online portals, travel apps etc) and innovation in product offerings have disrupted the way we used to know travel as a medium of luxury. Important thing is to move with the changes, implement newer methods and stay relevant.

This year has been insightful to understand the changed way that people now travel. People are open to visit more destinatio­ns and eager to visit upcoming destinatio­ns. A great example of this has been Vietnam. The partnershi­p with EMT has also helped us.

I did not build this firm; it was my father’s vision and grit that has enabled this growth to where we are today. Hence, I respect, understand, support and want to further that vision. Companies are not built by a single person, but by a dedicated team.

 ?? ?? Muhammad Patel Director Atlas Tours and Travels
Muhammad Patel Director Atlas Tours and Travels
 ?? ?? Varun Godia Manager-Product Developmen­t Varun Worldwide Vacations
Varun Godia Manager-Product Developmen­t Varun Worldwide Vacations
 ?? ?? Shristi Saboo Seksaria Creative Head Guideline Travels Holidays India
Shristi Saboo Seksaria Creative Head Guideline Travels Holidays India
 ?? ?? Pratham Saboo
Head of M!CE Guideline Travels Holidays India
Pratham Saboo Head of M!CE Guideline Travels Holidays India
 ?? ?? Arjun Baljee
Strategic Advisor Royal Orchid Hotels
Arjun Baljee Strategic Advisor Royal Orchid Hotels
 ?? ?? Anosh Kanga
Partner, Ahura Travels & Co-Founder, Explorienc­e
Anosh Kanga Partner, Ahura Travels & Co-Founder, Explorienc­e

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