Places I’ve Explored

1986  : U.K., France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands

1986  : U.K., France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands

1987 : U.K. and USA

1989 : U.K., France, Switzerland ,USA and Canada

1991  : Nepal, U.A.E., U.K, France, USA

1993  : U.K, France, Spain

1995  : Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand

1997  : U.K. including Scotland, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy

1999  : IATA,Switzerland for Pilot Testing Programme of the new IATA/UFTAA Course (one amongst 14 invitees out of 240 authorised training centres world over) – Malaysia

2000  : Portugal, USA and Montreal, Canada to attend the annual IATA/UFTAA/FIATA ATC and LC Meeting held on 14th and 15th November 2000

2001  : Invited by an Airline Audit Firm in the U.K. to develop an Airline Auditor’s Course for employees to be recruited for their operations in India.

2002  : Attended Lecturer’s Workshop with Chameleon Training, U.K. to offer the British Airways Fares and Ticketing Level 1, 2 and 3 courses in India.

2003  : Travelled on STAR CRUISE – SUPERSTAR VIRGO 3N/4Days covering Singapore-Langkawi-Phuket-Singapore

2004  : Completed SOUTH AFRICA FUNDI COURSE and visited South Africa on invitation from SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM- visited Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces

2004  : Visited SRI LANKA including Kandy, Bentota, Colombo, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawela Orphanage

2004  : Visited Athens, Greece for the Olympic Games Event

2005  : Visited Dubai in May and attended the Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) – the third largest travel fair in the world

2005  : Visited EGYPT including Cairo, Alexandria, Hurghada and Nile Cruise across Aswan to Luxor via Kom Ombo, Edfu and Esna

2006  : Attended ATB(Austrian Travel Business) in Vienna and visited Salzburg

2006  : Attended BIT(Buy Italy) in Milan and visited South Italy including Naples, Capri, Salerno, Amalfi coast, Positano and Paestum

2006  : Attended the International Destination Expo(IDE) organized by ASTA in Prague between 21-26 March and visited Ceský Krumlov, Karlovy Vary, Kutna Hora and Ceský Sternberk in the Czech Republic as well as UNESCO village of HolaSovice and Pisek

2006  : Visited Singapore and Krabi, Thailand

2006  : Attended BRITE  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2006  : Visited TURKEY for Formula 1 Grand Prix in August (Second Edition) in Istanbul as well as visited parts of Eastern and Central Anatolia including Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Pamukkale

2006  : Visited NEW ZEALAND on SELF DRIVE FAMILY – places include Auckland, Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, Mt. Maunganui, Rotorua, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Mt.Cook – experienced adventures such as Skydiving from 12000 feet, Bungee Jumping from 43 m, Swoop, Zorbing, Shotover Jet, Off road adventure, whale watching at Kaikoura, scenic flight to Cape Reinga, helicopter landing at Franz Josef Glacier, Middle Earth Tour by Nomad Safari, Sailing on ex-America Cup grand prix racing yacht at Auckland Harbour, Hagglund ride at International Antarctic Centre, etc.

2007  : Visited AUSTRALIA on TOURISM FAMIL – places include Cairns ,Sydney and environs – experiences include Snorkelling in the Outer Barrier Reef, Hot Air Ballooning, Kuranda Skyrail and Kuranda Village, visit to Tjapukai, Cairns Tropical Zoo, Green Island in Cairns;Discovery Bridge Climb; Skytower and Oztrek, Sydney Showboat in Sydney and Scenic World and Edge Cinema in Blue Mountains

2007  : London,U.K ;  Paris and Eurodisney, France

2007  : Visited Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt as well as St.Catherine Monastery, Moses Mountain and Ras Mohamed

2007  : Visited Poland on invitation of Poland Tourist Office – places include Warsaw, Kazimierz, Baranów Sandomierski, Krynica Zdroj, Little Poland, Beskid Sadecki Range, Peininy and Tatra Mountains, Zakopane, Gubalówka Mountain, Strazyska Valley, UNESCO listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow

2007  : Visited Saxony on invitation of Saxony Tourism – places include Dresden, Radebeul including    Wackerbath Castle State Winery, Saxon Switzerland, Rammenau Castle, Görlitz, Bautzen,  Upper Lusatia, Leipzig, Auerbach’s Cellar, Meissen

2008  : Visited South Africa as incentive tour leader for a Corporate Incentive group comprising of 143 participants and visited Johannesburg, Lion Park and Sun City

2008  : Visited Kenya on invitation from Kenya Tourism and Kenya Airways – places include Nairobi, Samburu, Maasai Mara and Mombasa

2008  : Attended the International Destination Expo (IDE) organized by ASTA in Lyon between 12-16 April and specialized as destination expert on France, Rail Travel in Europe,  River Barges and Cruises in France, Top 10 European Honeymoon Experiences that will WOW customers and capturing France’s Best Spots for Soft Adventure Clients. Also visited Beaujolais Wine Region including Villefranche-sur-Saône, Vaux-en-Beaujolais and  Chateau of Montmelas-Saint-Sorlin

2008  : Visited Germany including Frankfurt; Ruedesheim, St.Goar and Koblenz as part of the scenic cruise on the Rhine river covering the Upper Rhine Valley(a UNESCO World Heritage Site);Heidelberg; Freiburg; Scenic Rail Tour thru the Black Forest covering Titisee, Donauseschingen and Triberg; Europapark in Rust;Munich;Legoland;Garmisch-Partenkirschen and Zugspitze- the top of Germany; Linderhof Palace, Oberammergau and Neuschwanstein Castle

2008  : Visited Germany on invitation from GNTO to Magic Cities including Frankfurt; Ruedesheim ; Hannover- royal gardens of Herrenhausen, Marienburg Castle ; Hamburg – Miniatur Wunderland, Harbour city and Alster lake cruise; Berlin- City tour and Schloss Charlottenburg

2008  : Visited Shanghai, China to attend Kiwilink organized by Tourism New Zealand

2009  : Attended Germany Travel Mart (GTM) in Rostock and did a post convention tour covering Dessau, Wörlitz (Saxony Anhalt), Weimar and Erfurt (Thuringia) and Dresden (Free State of Saxony)

2009  : Visited Turkey – Istanbul, Princes Island, Bodrum, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, Adaland and Sirince Village

2009  : Attended India Mega Famil and Workshop (IMFW) in Gold Coast, Australia and also visited Ayers Rock and Tangalooma (ex-Brisbane). Experiences around Gold Coast included Dreamworld, Glow Worm Tour, Tweed River cruise, Tropical Fruit World , Catch-a-Crab, Conrad Jupiter show. Northern Territory experiences included were Sounds of Silence, visit to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park including Valley of Winds and Helicopter ride, Camel to Sunrise Tour and Kuniya Sunset Tour. Tangalooma experiences Include Quad Biking, Whale Watching and Dolphin Feeding

2009  : Visited Jordan for Site Inspection on a FAM organized by Jordan Tourism Board covering Amman, Aqaba, Jerash, Ajloun, Petra, Dead Sea, Jordan Beyond Bethany, 2009 Madaba including Mount Nebo and Wadi Rum.

2009  : Visited ITB Asia in Singapore

2009  : Visited South Africa – Johannesburg, Capetown, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Spier, Hermanus and Gaansbaai for site inspection organized by South African Tourism and Southern Sun Chain of Hotels. Also attended Miss World 2009 held in Johannesburg

2009  : Pench, Madhya Pradesh

2010    : Visited Spain on invitation of the Spanish Tourist office – Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Barcelona, Sierra de Guadarrama, Montserrat and Sitges

2010 : Visited Kenya and Tanzania accompanying a group – Kenya: Aberdares National Park, Ark, Equator Crossing, Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Thomson Falls and Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi. Tanzania: Arusha, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park.

2010 : Visited Argentina on a PRESS FAM – Buenos Aires, El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazu Falls and covered adventure activities such  as 4×4 drive to Hulachey, Zip line, abseiling and hike in Iguazu National Park.

2011: Pangkot and Jilling in Uttarakhand and Agra in Uttar Pradesh

2011: Visited Plettenberg Bay, George, Knysna, Outdshoorn, Hermanus and Capetown for site inspection of hotel properties including visits to Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm in Outdshoorn as well as Bloukrans’ Bridge(Eastern Cape), Birds of Eden, Elephant Park and Monkeyland in Plettenberg Bay

2012: Visited the region of Aquitaine in France – Biarritz, St Jean de Luz, Arcachon, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux as well as Paris(Ile de France)

2012: Visited Kanchanaburi, Bangkok and Krabi in Thailand including Tiger Temple and Elephant’s World as well as Singapore.

2012: Attended ILTM in Shanghai and thereafter visited Beijing including the Great Wall, Summer Palace and the Forbidden City along with Tiananmen Square

2012: Participated in the Amsterdam Marathon and completed 42.195kms in 4 hrs 11 mins 11 sec, thereafter visited North and South Holland including Volendam, Marken, Zaanse Schans, Delft, The Hague, Madurodam

2012: 8 days cruise on the Legendary Danube starting from Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna and Budapest, followed by stopover in Istanbul

2013: Participated in Indaba – largest African Tourism fair held in Durban, South Africa

2013: Visited Hong Kong and Macau including Tai O Fishing Village, Ngong Ping, Hong Kong and Lantau Islands

2013:Accompanied an incentive group to Toronto, Niagara Falls(Canada), Niagara on the Lake and thereafter visited New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey

2013: Adventure Tourism workshop in Ireland including visits to Dublin, Avoca, Cork-kayaking, Baltimore-whale watching, Dingle, cycling from Durris(Sheep’s Head) to Kilcrohane on Goat’s Path until Glengarriff, Killarney- horse back riding, Gap of Dunloe in jaunting cars, Ventry and Blasket Island-wildlife viewing, Doolin including Doolin Caves, Cliffs of Moher, Ennistymon, Clare, walk in the Burren National Park

2013: Completed Basel Marathon(42.195 kms)  in 4 hrs 42 seconds and visited Zurich and Geneva in Switzerland as well as Mulhouse, Chamonix and Les Houches in France including adventure activities of Paragliding and Rock climbing in Chamonix

2013: Attended Showcase Canada Asia workshop in Hangzhou, China

2013: Attended International Luxury Travel Mart in Cannes, France with a visit to Istanbul prior to ILTM and a post tour to Nice, Eze and Monaco

2014: Grand Pacific Drive Study Tour, NSW, Australia with visit to Symbio Wildlife Park and Harley Davidson ride along the Grand Pacific Drive, Tandem Skydive on North beach from 14000 ft, Harbour and Flagstaff Hill visit, Wollongong; Kiama Blowhole and Township; Dophin cruise at Jervis Bay; Fitzroy Falls and Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands; Bradman International Cricket Hall of Fame and Centennial Vineyards Winery, Bowral; Captain Cook Cruises , Sydney Cricket Ground, Bridge Climb, Madam Tussauds, Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Showboat, Sydney

2014:  4 days study tour of Salzburg and Innsbruck, Austria as well as Bavarian Mountains, Germany – experiences include Sound of Music Tour, Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens and Nordkettenbahn in Innsbruck and the Salt-Mines in the Bavarian Mountains

2014– Attended a Monaco Tourism workshop at The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur

2014: Discover Oman specialist trip – visited Muscat, Wadi Dawkah, Bimmah Sinkhole, Wadi Tiwi, Sur, Ras Al Jinzz, Wahiba Sands, Nizwa and Jebel Akhdar

2014: Attended NO-FRILLS in Bergamo, Italy and thereafter Franciacorta Outlet Village, Almenno San Bartolometo and visit of Azienda Agricola Lurani Cernuschi, Brescia Province as well as Milan

2014: Visited Portugal for city and site inspection of Lisbon; Belem; Estoril; Cascais; Sintra; Porto; Douro Valley; Fatima; Evora; Beja; Lagos, Sagres and Albufeira in Algarve

2014: MICE tour of Israel with visit to Tel Aviv – Rotschild Boulevard, Carmel Open Market, Sarona, Marina, Neve Tzedek, Hatachana and Herzliya; Jaffa- Ilana Goor Museum, Na Lagaat, ; Jerusalem – Old City, David Museum, Jewish Quarter, Christian Quarter with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Israel Museum, Mahne Yehuda Open Market; Dead Sea region; Kibbutz Ein Gedi; Masada; Judean Desert; Eilat – Dolphinarium, Timna Park and Valley

2014: Attended ILTM in Cannes, France; Pre-tour Paris; Pont du Gard; Palace of the Popes and Pont d’Avignon – Avignon; post-tour of Monaco and Port de Fontvieille; Istanbul, Turkey

2015: Attended Rendezvous en France in Paris; pre-tour of Alsace – Strasbourg, Colmar, Mulhouse – Cite d’Automobile, Ungersheim- Ecomusee d’Alsace, Kayerberg, Lower Rhine, Haut-Koenigsbourg, Obernai and a post tour of Picardy region – Chateau Chantilly, Musee du Cheval, Imperial Palace of Compeigne, Pierrefonds, Amiens – old city, Floating gardens, Bay of Somme-Saint Valery sur Somme, Chateau Thierry

2015 – Visit to Budapest, Szeged, Tihany & Balatonfured- Lake Balaton, Danube Bend – Szentendre, Visegrad & Esztergom, Hungary; and Prague-the Czech Republic

2015: Visited the Flanders region, Belgium on a Brewery tour of Cantillon Brewery and Beer Weekend in Brussels; Bourgogne des Flandres and De Halve Maan Brewery, Historium and Bruges Beer Museum in Bruges; Stella Artois Brewery, Bike Tour of city, Beguinage, M-Museum and Domus Brewery in Leuven; De Lambiek Museum and Gueze brewery Timmermans in Pajottenland;Brewery and Experience Center de Koninck and Best Beer Cafes in Antwerp; Brewery Het Anker and city walk through the center of Mechelen

2015: Visited Guatemala for the Guatemala Travel Mart and the regions of Guatemala – Guatemala City,  Antigua Guatemala; Peten – Tikal, Flores City, Yaxha, lake Peten Itza; Highlands – Lake Atitlan – Jaibalito and Tzununa;  Panajachel and Las Trampas including adventure activities from cross country mountain biking to trekking to Pacaya volcanic mountain climbing and kayaking. Experiential travel includes visit to textile making at Santiago Zamora; coffee plantations in San Miguel; Macadamia Nuts farm at Valhalla; tortilla making in Chichoy. Also visited New Jersey and New York city and Bear Mountain, North of New York City

2015: Visited Amritsar, Punjab including Golden Temple, Atari-Wagah border, Jallianwallah Baug, and Himachal Pradesh – Dharamsala, Khajjiar, Kalatop, Pathankot, Dalhousie and Chamba regions

2015: ILTM Cannes, France as well as Mougins, Ile Saint-Honorat (Cote d’Azur) and thereafter Istanbul, Capaddocia – Goreme National Park, Avanos including Hot Air Balloon experience over Capaddocia

2016: Destination Presentations in Delhi, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Pune

2016: Croatia – Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Krka, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Hvar Island, Ston, Cavtat, Dubrovnik ; Slovenia – Ljubljana, Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle, Lake Bled; Bosnia & Hercegovina – Mostar and Medjugorje ; Montenegro – Perast, Kotor, Budva, Sveti Stefan; Istanbul(Turkey)- Gulhane Park for Tulip Festival

2016: Austria – Vienna including Prater, Naschmarkt, Innsbruck – Nordkette, Grassmayr Bell Foundry, Alpine Zoo, Swarovski-Wattens, Ambras Castle, Hallstatt, Salzburg; Eagle’s Nest and Berchtesgaden – Germany

2016: Victoria, Australia Familiarisation Tour – Phillip Island: Arctic Journey Exhibition, Eco Boat Adventure Tour to see the fur seal colony, Penguin Plus Experience with Underground viewing – Penguin Parade, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory – Panny’s, A Maze N Things; Maru Koala & Animal Park, Dandenong Ranges, Belgrave – Puffing Billy Railway upto Menzies Creek, Rochford Wines, Melbourne: Eureka Skydeck 88, MCG- Melbourne Cricket Ground & National Museum Tour, Queen Victoria Market; Great Ocean Road including Helicopter experience over the 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay; Ballarat & Sovereign Hill

2016: South Africa Premium Conference Tour – Capetown: Cape of Good Hope , Boulder’s Beach, Seal Island; Johannesburg: Lion & Rhino Park

2016: Attended PURE Life Experiences in Marrakech, Morocco and thereafter travelled to Kasbah du Toubkal, base of the High Atlas Mountains;  traversing the Tizi n’Tichka pass to Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Skoura Oasis, Todra Gorge, Merzouga, sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Midelt, Ziz Valley Gorge, Azrou, Fez

2016: Istanbul en route to attend TTG in Rimini and post tour to Mantua, Verona, Lake Garda region, Cremona, Milan, Lake Como and Serravalle, Italy .

2016 : Attend the Private Luxury Forum in Athens, Greece

2016: Visited Kolkata and thereafter Sunderbans National Park, West Bengal – UNESCO site and one of the largest mangrove forests in the world

2017: Attended Grand Ski in Chambery, France and did a pre-tour from Lyon to Val Thorens, Meribel including ski activities, snow shoeing and snow sledging

2017: Attended Essence of Luxury Travel Show organised by Traveller Made in Deauville, followed by post tour to Lisieux, Livarot – Cheese tasting, Le Breuil en Auge -Calvados tasting(Lower Normandy) and Paris, France

2017: Attended Germany Travel Mart (GTM) in Nuremberg and pre-tour of the Magic Cities- Frankfurt, Cologne and Stuttgart including visits to the Mercedes and Porsche museums

2017: Visit for site inspection at Aman-I-Khas, Ranthambore, Rajasthan

2017: Connections Luxury at Taj Falaknuma, Hyderabad

2017: Greece – e-bike experience in Athens, Villa experiences in Crete and Mykonos, Visit to Santorini including visit to Nea Kameni National Geological Park and Acqua Plus in Crete

2017: Midnight Sun Tromso Marathon in Tromso, Norway (42.195 kms in 5:07:07), RIB boat excursion to Hella; Oslo – City Hall, Royal Palace & Gardens, Noble Peace Center; Tallinn (Estonia) – Old town, Rotterman City, Seaplane Harbour, cycling tour of Tallinn visiting Kadriorg Palace, Song Festival Ground, Catherine valley, day trip to countryside including visit to Jagala waterfall, Kasmu-the Captain’s Village, Lahemaa National park including visits to Manor houses, Viru bog; Ferry crossing to Helsinki, Finland – Uspenski Cathedral, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress Island, Temppeliaukio Church, Seurasaari Midsummer bonfire festival , part of organising Marathon tour for a running group

2017: Bhutan : Paro – Rimpong Dzong,  Taktsang Monastery; Haa Valley – Summer Festival,Thimpu – National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Statue, site inspections of hotels, Punakha – Dochula Pass, Punakha Dzong, Chime Lhakhang, Royal Botanical Garden – Lamperi

2017– Kiwlink at Taj Palace New Delhi

2017 – Accompanied a high level incentive to USA West coast : California, Nevada and Arizona – San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, 17 mile drive, Monterey, Carmel, Las Vegas – activities include behind the scenes Alcatraz, city tour of San Francisco, harbour cruise, Emerald cruise on Lake Tahoe(south), Hot air ballooning and visit to Andretti Winery in Napa Valley region, helicopter to West Rim of Grand Canyon including skywalk and overflying Lake Meade and Hoover Dam, O! Show – Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Post tour to Los Angeles including tour of Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Sunset Boulevard,Dolby Theater

2017– visited Nasik and Deolali including Sula and York wineries in Nasik.

2017 – Participated in a pre Pure Off-the-Grid Fam to Tamouda Bay, Tangier, Chefchaouen-the Blue Pearl of Morocco, trek to Talembote and Cascades El Kelaa as well as a trek to Talassemtane Park and Akchour Waterfalls, the Bridge of God; visited Rabat – the capital city en route to Marrakech to attend PURE Life Experiences, the experiential luxury travel show

2017 – Attended 28th Skal International World Congress in Hyderabad

2017 – Participated in Atout France “Experience France” workshop at the Grand Hyatt, Goa

2017 – Visit to Maldives – W and Sheraton properties for site inspection, Marriott International

2017 – Visit to lake Maggiore ,Stresa; Pisa and the Last Supper guided tour in Milan, Italy. Four Seasons site inspection visit to Milan and Florence in Italy and Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, France followed by ILTM (International Luxury Travel Mart) , Cannes

2018 – Jodhpur and Jaisalmer including Sam Desert

2018 -Attended Essence of Luxury Travel Show organised by Traveller Made in Deauville followed by site inspection tour of Conrad Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey

2018 – Accompanied a high level incentive group to Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, United Kingdom including visit to Loch Lomond, Falkirk, Edinburgh Castle including the Royal Mile

2018 – Educational trip of Cambodia including 3 days cruise on the Mekong River organised by Aqua Expedition from Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh including experiences such as cycling, visit to Royal Palace and Killing Fields near Phnom Penh. Thereafter visit to Angkor Thom , Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Bayon Temples as part of a day signature experience with Amansara.

2018 – Participated in India Travel Mission 2018 organised by Tourism Australia at J.W.Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa

2018 – Pre-PURE tour of 62 Nord , Alesund, Norway including site inspection of Storfjord Hotel, Hotel Union Oye, Hotel Brosundet and experiences including visit to Gurines Local Food Farm, Hjorundfjord cruise to Urke, Kayaking from Urke to Oye, biking thorugh Norangsdalen to Lyngstolvatnet, Helicopter from Oye to Devold Fatory, High speed RIB Adventure to Skotholmen, city tour of Alesund including a hike up to Aksla Viewpoint, visit to Sunnmore Museum

2018 – Amsterdam stopover for site inspection of Le Conservatorium and Hotel Pulitzer, visit to Museum Quarter, South Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Herengrach, Buitenveldert

2018– Attended PURE Life Experiences, experiential luxury travel show in Marrakech, Morocco and also did site inspection of La Sultana and Kasbah Tamadot

2018 – Post PURE tour of Bubbles with Altitude covering the Prosecco region of Northern Italy , Dolomite Mountains- UNESCO World Heritage Site, bicycling the vineyards through Proseccoland upto Gregoletto winery and retunring to Follina, overnight at Villa Abbazia, Relais & Chateau property, Helicopter trip over the Dolomites from San Vito di Cadore to Alta Badia,  site inspection at Rosa Alpina and Ciasa Salares, exploring South Tyrol and the Ladin culture, Hiking and Via Ferrata in the area of Mount Lagazuoi and Cinque Torri, Via Ferrata Averau experience, stay at Rifugio Passo Giau, hiking from Val Parola Pass towards Mount Setass across Pralongia with views of Marmolada – the Queen of the Dolomites and the highest peak , largest glacier of the Dolomites, Pralongia Plateau and cable car to San Cassiano, hikin towards Passo Gardena and via Ferrata – Piz de Cir

2018 – Accompanied an incentive group to Edinburgh at Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Scottish Whisky Experience, Edinburgh Ghost Walking Tour, visit to Stirling Castle, Luss Estates and a cruise of Loch Lomond, dinner and Whisky tasting at Contini Cannonball, visit of Royal Yacht Britannia, Lunch at Dalmahoy Country Club, visit to Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, Scottish evening Gala Dinner

2018 – Participated in Atout France – “Experience France” workshop held at Fairmont Jaipur

2018 – Singapore with visit to Royal Botanical Garden

2019 – Attended Convene 2019 – Exhibition for Meetings, Events & Incentives for the Baltic Sea Region in Vilnius, Lithuania followed by post tour of Vilnius and surrounds including Trakai Castle, site inspection of hotels including activities such as Curling and Green Screen Workshop

2019 – Attended Essence of Luxury by Traveller Made in Marbella, Spain ; nominated for Traveller Made award for Best Destination Knowledge; post tour of Malaga, Spain

2019 – Accompanied high profile group for Board Meeting to Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Russia at the Grand Hotel Europe, Belmond in Saint Petersburg and The Ritz Carlton in Moscow. Excursions include White Nights Midnight cruise on the Neva River, visit to Hermitage Museum and Palace Square, Peter & Paul Fortress, evening reception in Tsar Style at the Grand Duke Vladimir Palace with exclusive chamber concert of classical Russian Music seasons, panoramic city tour of Saint Petersburg; Sapsan Express to Moscow, Walking tour of Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow river cruise, Visit to Bunker 42 – Cold war museum in Moscow

2019 – Visited Berlin & Poznan and took along a group of runners to run the WMM BMW Berlin Marathon , thereafter visited Wroclaw and Krakow including the Wieliczka Salt Mines and Ausschwitz

2019 – Visited Baden Baden and thereafter attended Connections Adventure in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island of the Azores including a Hike at Lagoa do Fogo and a Jeep Tour of Sete Cidades followed by a visit to Lisbon.

2022 – Visited Poznan, Poland and thereafter visited Berlin along with group of runners who participate in the BMW Berlin Marathon (one of World’s Major Marathon)

2022 – Visited Istanbul for Lux In Turkey workshop and site inspection of hotel properties , including Balat , Sultanahmet , Nisantasi and Zorlu centre

2022 – Visited Poland on invitation of Polish Tourist Organisation for Christmas Marketing, cities of Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw including Royal Garden of Lights in Wilanow Palace, Konesar Praga Centre, Warsaw Uprising Museum, Fabryka Nobina in Warsaw; Nowa Huta District including Underground bunker and Trabant car experience, Old Town, Rynek Underground Museum, Krk Mount Walk and Podguja (Hilly District – Former Jewish Ghetto), Wawel Hill viewpoint and oldest street in Krakow; Ostro Trumski(Cathedral Island), Centennial Hall, Wroclaw zoo including Afrykarium, Skytower and Kolejkowo, Christmas Markets in Old Town in Wroclaw

2023 – Visited Oman to attend Connections Middle East in Muscat hosted at Jumeirah Muscat Bay. Also did a hike through Muttrah Geotrek witnessing sunset and a relaxing Yoga session.

2023 – Attended Luxury Tribe in Jaipur at the Leela Palace

2023 – Visited Republic of Korea (South Korea) on invitation of Korean Tourism Organisation for qualifying as Korea Premium Travel Consultant – places explored in Seoul – Cheonggyecheon Stream, Gyeongbokgung Palace and Gwanghwamun Gate, Cheong Wa Dae, Itaewon, Bukchon Hanok Village, Insadong; Hybe Insight Museum, Shilla IPARK Dutyfree shop, DearDahlia Dosan Flagship store, Musical Fountains at Han River Park(Banpo Bridge); Imjingak (DMZ) including Gondola, Camp Greaves, Bridge of Freedom; HiKR Ground (K-Tour) , Gangnam District – Hyundai Mal, COEX Starfield Library, Bongeunsa Buddhist Temple; Hongdae Night Life. Also experienced in Jeju Island – Ocean Tour including Yacht Cruise and Jusangjeolli; Manjanggul Cave; Haenyeo Museum; Haenye Performance; Seongsang Ilchulbong Park, Bijalim Forest; Cheonjiyeon Waterfall, Seogwipo Submarine; O’sulloc Tea Museum; Hallim Park and Hyeopjae Beach

2023 – Accompanied Runners to Run the Ladakh Marathon and did a road trip from Srinagar – including Dal Lake Shikara ride; Mughal Gardens; Sonmarg and en route to Kargil Zojila Zero Point, Drass – second coldest place on Earth; Kargil War memorial; visited Mulbekh Monastery; Namkila Pass; Fotula Top, Lamayuru Monastery , Alchi Monastery, Sangam-confluence of Indus and Zanskar River, Pathar Sahib Gurdwara en route to Leh from Kargil; Visited Hall of Fame and Hemis Monastery as day trip from Leh; Visited Khardungla- highest motorable road in the world, Khalsar Village en route to Nubra Valley ; visited Hundra Sand Dunes and Diskit Monastery as well as Maitree Buddha  in Nubra Valley; visited Changla Pass – 10th highest motorable road in the world en route to Leh and visited Shanti Stupa, also participated in the Half Marathon in Leh at 11500 feet above sea level – one of the highest altitude runs in the world

2023 – Accompanied Runners to participate in the World Major BMW Berlin Marathon 2023. Also visited Oktoberfest in Munich, Hofbrauhaus and Lake Tegernsee in Rottach Egern and Wallberg mountain in the Bavarian Alps. Thereafter did a recce of Latvia and Poland. In Latvia visited Riga, did a walking tour around the city and a self drive tour to visit Kuldiga – UNESCO town, widest waterfalls of Europe – Venta Falls and a walking tour of the old town in Kuldiga; Rundale Castle and Gardens ; resort town of Jurmala, Turaida Castle and Tower in Sigulda. Post Latvia, flew to Warsaw to explore new regions of Poland on invitation of Polish Tourism Organisation (PTO) , picked up the self drive vehicle and drove to Gizycko in the Mazurian Lake region, onwards to Gierloz to visit Wolf’s Lair and then to Swieta Lipka for presentation of organs and thereafter to Lidzbark Warminski to visit the Castle. This was followed by a visit to Buczyniec for a 2 hours cruise on the Elblag Canal that connects Ostroda and Ilawa with Elblag, transferred to Ostroda, located on Lake Drweckie in the Mazurian Lake District , followed by a visit to Olysztyn. Arrived into the Hanseatic town of Gdansk and visited Artus Court, Amber Museum, Uphagen House, Church of Virgin Mary, Mariacka Street, did a cruise on the Baltic coastline. Thereafter, visited Sopot and Gydnia and en route visited the monument of Solidarity, Montownia. In Sopot visited the longest wooden pier, Montecasino Street, did a cycling along the city coastline, visited the largest brick castle in the world across the Nogat river – UNESCO World Heritage Malbork Castle, attended tourism workshop in Gydnia and explored Gydnia known for its beautiful pier, fishing village and unique architecture as well as the Blyskawica ship , now a museum . This was followed by a visit to Zabuze and the Bialowieza Wilderness and Village including the oldest park in Poland and Forest which is a medieveal forest and home to bisons and 5000 species of mushrooms besides 21 species of trees. Explored Csarka and train theme restaurant at Bialowieza Towarowa . This was followed by visit to Klimczyce Kolonia for a layer cake production and presentation, an apple farm, visit to one of the oldest stud farms which is home to Arabian Horses in Janow Podlaski including visit to the castle of Janow Podlaski followed by a visit to Zaborek and a horse show presentation. The tour concluded by a visit to Koryciny Village and a visit to apiary to experience apitherapy and a herb garden for Forest bathing before heading back to Warsaw and a flight back to Mumbai

2023– Attended VJTM (Visit Japan Travel Mart) in Osaka on invitation by JNTO (Japan National Tourist Office), visited Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori, followed by post tour to Nara Prefecture – visit to Mount Wakakusa for Yoga , iconic Nara Hotel , Todaiji Temple, hill top of Wakausayama and Kasuga Primeval Forest, Umenoyado Sake Brewery, Yoshino  and Asuka Village including a cycling tour. Visited Asukadaiba Buddhist temple in Asuka , Ishibutai Kofun Tumulus and Observatory and therafter from Kintetsu to Kashihara and took the Shinkansen into Kyoto. Day trip to Hiroshima to see the Atomic Dome and Peace memorial Museum before heading to Miyajima – one of the 3 most beautiful monuments in Japan. Visited the Itshkushima Shrine in Miyajima. Visited the Nijo Castle in Kyoto followed by a visit to the Golden Temple and Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nishi Howganji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple , Daidukuji Temple for the Zen Garden, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, evening illumination at the Kodaiji Temple and Gion Geisha district, Shirakawa , Pontocho and Daikokudora area. Took the Shinkansen for Tokyo and explored Odaiba , visited Senso-ji Temple, Team Labs, Shinjuku and Shibuya , Robot cafe, Omoide Yokocho. Day trip to Mount Fuji 5th Station and Hakone taking the Lake Ashi cruise and a ropeway to Mount Komagatake before returning back to Tokyo from Odawara.

2024 – Attended Luxury Tribe at the Imperial, New Delhi and invited to speak as part of Fireside Chat: Voices of Luxury Leaders on Marketing Strategies for Emerging Luxury Destinations

2024 – Invited to explore the Icebreaker Exploratory Cruise Le Commandant Charcot by Ponant for a 12 nights/13 days cruise from Reykjavik to Reykjavik covering East Greenland and across the Denmark Strait traversing across the Scoresby Sound and covering the Blosseville Coast, Ammassalik Region and the Ittoqqortoormiit Region including visit to Ittoqqortoormiit and engaging in activities that included a Polar Hike, kayaking across the glacier region of Scoresby Sound, Polar Plunge in sub zero temperatures, zodiac excursions to explore birding across the Arctic, skiing and dog sledding on ice sheets along the Blosseville Coast of the frozen Arctic sea and crossing the Arctic Polar Circle at the latitude of 66°33N reaching the northernmost point on the cruise at 70°27.5’N

2024 – Explored Iceland including the capital city Reykjavik and the South West as well as South East cost of Iceland in a super jeep. Routes include the Frozen West, Golden Circle and part of Ring Road including experiencing spa at Blue Lagoon and visits to Krauma Geyser, Hraunfossar Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park and the tectonic plate divide, the Great Geysir as well as the Strokkur Geyser, Gulfoss Waterfall, Frioheimar Tomato Farm, Kerio Volcanic Crater, Seljandsfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfalls, Reynisfjara, Katla Ice Cave, Yoda Cave, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Diamond Beach, Daerholaey, Town of Vik, Eldhraun, Skeioararasandur and visual delight of the eruption of fissure of Sundhnukur crater at the Reykjanes Peninsula en route from Reykjavik to Keflavik International airport

Participated in Marathons, Half Marathons, 35 km, 10 km and 7 km runs

  • 7 kilometres Dream Run on 18th January 2004 – Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 7 kilometres Dream Run on 16th January 2005-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 15 January 2006, clocked 2:13:37-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 21 January 2007, clocked 2:08:28-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 20 January 2008, clocked 2:10:12-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 17 January 2010, clocked 2:13:42-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 16 January 2011, clocked 2:01:49-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 27 November 2011, clocked 1:58:07-Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 15 January 2012, clocked1:54:59-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 12 February 2012, clocked 1:59:00-Auroville Half Marathon, Pondicherry
  • 42.195 kilometres Marathon on 21 October 2012, clocked 4:11:11-TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Netherlands
  • 42.195 kilometres Marathon on 20 January 2013, clocked 4:24:44-Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM)
  • 42.195 kilometres Marathon on 22 September 2013, clocked 4:00:42-IWB Basel Marathon, Switzerland
  • 42.195 kilometres Marathon on 17 June 2017, clocked 5:07:07-Midnight Sun Marathon, Tromso, Norway
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 21 January 2018, clocked 2:05:04-Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 11 February 2018, clocked 2:01:44-Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon (HTHM)
  • 35 kilometres Tata Ultra Marathon Lonavala on 25 February 2018, clocked 4:35:31
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 20 January 2019, clocked 2:13;26 – Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM)
  • 35 kilometres Tata Ultra Marathon Lonavala on 23 February 2019, clocked 4:29:16
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 19 January 2020, clocked 2:15:48 – Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM)
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 30 October 2022, clocked 2:10:02 – IIT Bombay Half Marathon
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 20th November 2022, clocked 2:12:01 -Indian Oil WNC Navy Half Marathon
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 15th January 2023, clocked 2:08:46 – Tata Mumbai Marathon 2023
  • 35 kilometres Tata Ultra Marathon Lonavala on 26th February 2023, clocked 4:27:45
  • 10 kilometres Indian Navy Heritage Run Mumbai on 6th August 2023, clocked 1:04:38
  • 21.097 kilometres Ladakh Half Marathon, Leh on 10th September 2023, clocked 2:54:56
  • 21.097 kilometres NDA Half Marathon, Pune on 15th October 2023, clocked 2:27:32
  • 10 kilometres Mazdock Mumbai 10K Challenge, Mumbai on 7th January 2024, clocked 0:54:53, finished 9th position in age category
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon on 21st January 2024, clocked 2:02:53 – Tata Mumbai Marathon 2024
  • 21.097 kilometres Half Marathon, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, clocked 1:57:40 – Run for Flamingos
  • 35 kilometres Tata Ultra Marathon Lonavala on 25th February 2024, clocked 4:31:58
  • 10 kilometres HSBC Bombay Gymkhana run on 3rd March 2024, clocked 0:56:46

Total : 32 competitive runs till February 2024