Kofi, Appenteng, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. P.S. Duggal

Minar Travels (India) Pvt. Ltd.
29, Regal Building, Parliament Street,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001

Ph : 011-43368700-99,
(M): 9811035761,
Fax : 011-23368713
Email: psd@minartravels.com

Paramjit Singh Duggal, fondly known as PS in the travel industry comes from Banking background with a stint of 25 years of experience with ANZ Grindlays Bank( now Standard Chartered Bank). Executive Director in Minar Travels India (Pvt.) Ltd., He is humble and soft spoken and is a senior face in the industry. An upright person, he is always ready to come forward for industry cause anytime has been called for.

Tim, Berners-Lee, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Raj Bajaj

Adventure World (India) Pvt. Ltd.
108 Pragati Tower,
26, Rajendra Place,
New Delhi - 110008

Tel: 011-25724462,25721861,25737320
(M): 9811297604,
Fax: 011-25751536
Email: bajaj@adventureworldindia.com

Tourism is in the DNA of Raj Bajaj.

Alumni of Delhi College of Engineering and Indian Institute of Technology, who transformed his prosperous engineering career with leading MNC of USA, onto tourism and hospitality by sheer “Call of Duty” by his family, for carrying on the mantle and legacy, laid by his legendary father Late Shri Badri Bajaj, past IATO president. This second generation hugely talented powerhouse is a teetotaler, religious, humble, always helpful and down to earth soul, who radiates lot of energy in serving the benevolent cause of IATO and the fraternity, with positive thinking ideas and valuable insights for the support and betterment of membership. An ideal tourism soldier who continues to instill his tourism experience of over 3 decades of professional talent, in the unification and service to the members of IATO and our Incredible Nation. Winner of numerous National Tourism Awards including some social and international are a testimony to the commitment and passion of the 3 Tourism & Hospitality brands which Raj drives forward in the leadership role, besides philanthropically CSR and charity initiatives of social commitments.

After having served in IATO’s various committees in the past several years, it was a great delight for Raj to contribute in the mainstream of IATO EC during 2014-2016. To reinforce same passionate devotion, with great privilege and honour he continues to serve IATO during 2016-2018 as well, alongside the team. His efforts & Initiatives as Head of Railways, surface transport, committee in IATO are commendable.

Ursula, Burns, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Rajnish Kaistha

Paradise Holidays (I) Pvt. Ltd.
312 - Ansal Classique Tower,
Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi - 110057

Ph: 011-45520735-739,25108463
(M): 9811052376,
Fax: 011-25109463 
Email: rajnish25@hotmail.com


Francisco G, Cigarroa, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Ramesh Wattal

Welcome Travels
209, Skipper Corner,
88, Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Ph: 011-26424638,26214638
M): 9810069594
Fax: 011-26443037
Email: rwattal@welcometravels.com

Getting outdoors is what Ramesh always loves to do, this indeed led him to give up a comforts of a banking job with perks which was the norm in late seventies and venture into the adventure tourism industry in Kashmir. With his humble beginnings he started his own outfit Welcome Travels in the year 1985 in his beautiful valley-home town of Srinagar. Having being in the industry for nearly forty years, he has seen it all.

Fond of mountains and having travelled extensively in the Himalayas and other parts of the world, interacted with people from various backgrounds, ethnicities and personalities, Ramesh is full of experiences but has always believes in giving back to the needy.

Ramesh‘s association with IATO dates back to late 1980’s when he first joined as a member and has since been always actively involved within the circles and always eager to lend his support. It was in 2011 that he decided to first run for elections and was elected as the Executive member he has been subsequently re-elected for his contribution and good work. As an EC member Ramesh has ensured that smaller and younger members of IATO are able to put forth their views and are represented well.


Martin, Eakes, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Viney Tyagi

Uni Crystal Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
A - 201, Ansal Chambers - I,
3, Bhikaji Cama Place,
New Delhi - 110066

M): 9999422622,
Ph: 011-26100311,26100312,46060901-03
Fax: 011-26100313
E-mail: info@unicrystalholidays.com

A Commercial Video Film Maker shot a Private Video on Tourism in 1988 which inspired him to get into Tourism. Since Tourism can’t be learnt in class room, he started his learning as Tourist Taxi Driver turned Tour escort Then Finally started his own Company in Dec 1990 with Just One Single Client from Canada. Since then “No looking Back” , followed “Tourism as Religion” . Two Times National Tourism Awards- 1st Prize Winners. The Company Uni-Crystal Holidays Pvt. Ltd. with 26 years of Excellence in Tourism is known for perfection & delivery. Uni Crystal Holidays is Active member of IATO since 1995.

Amy C, Falls, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Sunil C. Gupta

Travel Bureau
Near The Hotel Gateway Hotel,
Fatehabad Road,
Agra - 282001

Ph: 0562-2331118,2330230,
(M): 9837033023
Fax: 0562-2330206,2331219
Email: sunil@travelbureauindia.com, agra.tb@gmail.com


Irene, Hirano Inouye, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. N.S.Rathor

Pooja Travels
C-27, Ascot Building, Flat No.205,
Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala Complex
Andheri West,
Mumbai - 400053

M): 9867028230,
Ph: 022-26350035, 0826,2126,
E-mail: garhatwo@vsnl.net


After completing his education Mr Narendra Singh Rathor joined Indian Army. He served the Indian Army from 1970 till 1975. He took part in 1971 war and was posted in Kargil from 1972 to 1974. After finishing his short term in the Indian Army he joined the Tourism Industry. He has been rooted to the Travel & Hospitality Business since 1976. He started by joining Rajasthan Tours in Jaipur and worked there from the year 1976 till 1978. After which he joined Patson Travels in the year 1978 as Manager for the company branch office in Mumbai.

In the Year 1980 he started Garha Tours & Travels in Mumbai. The company is one of the leading Inbound handling agent in Mumbai handling approx 20 thousand foreign tourist in Mumbai in a year. The company had recently completed its 37 years. It is ground handling for approx 200 travel Agencies from all over India and its a Brand in itself when it comes to Inbound handling in Mumbai. The Company has a branch office in Ahmedabad, Gujrat, which is again one of the leading Inbound handling agent in Gujrat. In the year 1990 Mr Narendra Singh Rathor started VNV Travel Plan in Rajasthan. The company has offices in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner.VNV Travel Plan is one of the leading Inbound handling agent in Rajasthan handling thousand’s of tourist yearly. They are one of the best in the trade from last 21 years.Mr Narendra Singh Rathore is the Execuitive Committee member of INDIAN ASSOSIATION OF TOUR OPEARTORS (IATO) since last 21 years.

Clifford, Hudson, New York 2014-2015. Photo Credit: Simon Luethi ©Ford Foundation.
Mr. Zia Siddiqui

Alliance Hotels & Resorts,
108, Tamoor Nagar,
New Friends Colony,
New Delhi - 110065,

Tel: 011-26936973-75
M): 9313057165,
Fax: 011-26936973
Email: ceo@alliancehotels.net