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Our Expert Trip Designers

At Destinos India…every moment matters. We are a company of trusted, passionate travel specialists who have hundreds of years of combined industry experience, with an average of almost three decades per Partner in the travel industry and our knowledge of the Indian sub-continent’s most inspiring places is unrivaled. We share our intimate destination knowledge with our clients. We pride ourselves on being Dependable, Passionate and Authentic.

Every single one of us here at Destinos embodies the company’s dedication, expertise and passion for excellence, bringing a wealth of in-depth knowledge, supplier relationships, the best local insight, insider access to great deals and special perks not available to others.

We love exploring the new...We live it…you will love it.


Bhoop Singh Bhan
Patient, Focused, Proactive
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Bhoop Singh Bhan

Three words to describe Bhoop: Patient, Focused, Proactive

With 11 years experience in operations and sales of inbound travel & Domestic market & with profound knowledge of the Indian sub-continent, Bhoop believes that professionalism, hard work and innovation leads to success in life. His efficiency in paying attention towards customer satisfaction and his passion for the trade kept growing throughout the years.

Bhoop began his career with the Himachal Tourism and prior to joining the present team; he spent nearly 10 years working for one of the largest Destination Management Company in India where with his complete dedication and passion he was not only able to create strong base for new businesses but also generated lot of goodwill for the organization

Bhoop enjoys working with guests to schedule their trip of a lifetime. With his more than 11 years experience in handling clients from all across Indian sub-continent, Far East countries & Dubai, Bhoop also has vast experience in handling big corporate groups like AMEX / GOLF TOURS etc.

Married to Nisha, Bhoop makes a great dad to his son Aaditya. When not at work, you can find him spending quality time with his family & relatives. Bhoop is a keen traveler and loves to travel to mountains and is also a wildlife enthusiast.

His motto is to always work hard, be humble, kind, friendly and thoughtful about others around.

bhoop@destinosindia.com

Chander Ahuja
ENTHUSIASTIC, PROACTIVE, HIGHLY ORGANIZED
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Chander Ahuja

Three words to describe Chander: ENTHUSIASTIC, PROACTIVE, HIGHLY ORGANIZED

With over 3 decades of sales and marketing experience in the inbound travel market and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Indian sub-continent, Chander believes that consistency, determination and out-of-the box thinking are the keys to success. His foresighted vision and his innovative marketing strategies help him capture new markets and develop long-lasting relationships with his clients. Having stayed in Frankfurt for over 5 years, his extensive knowledge of the German-speaking travel market has been instrumental in rewriting the ethos of inbound travel and tourism business in India.

Through his keen eye for perfection and his passion for exploring new places he has developed, designed brought ingenious travel products to the Inbound travel market in the Indian Sub-continent.

Married to Seema, Chander makes a great dad to his daughter Palak and son Ishank. When not at work, you can find Chander spending quality time with his family. He loves to travel and spend time amidst nature or else take his dog for a walk.

His motto is to always work hard, be humble, kind, and thoughtful about others around us.

chander@destinosindia.com

Juhi Jagasia
POSITIVE, CREATIVE, PASSIONATE
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Juhi Jagasia

Three words to describe Juhi: POSITIVE, CREATIVE, PASSIONATE

Heading our Mumbai branch, Juhi started her career as an assistant in Travel and since then the journey goes on because of her love for this industry and her passion to love more as the days go by. More than 25 years of experience in this field starting with Designer Holidays, Uvi Holidays, Cox and Kings, Le Passage, building a career in Inbound, brochure programmes, closed groups, B2B & B2C, Retail, Cruise, Corporates and so on... carved an unparalleled niche with tremendous hands on experience and first-hand knowledge of destinations across India

She personally tests every aspect of a trip from hotels & restaurants, destinations to guides. As team member of Destinos India, she is of firm believe that it is her prime responsibility to constantly deliver value-additions beyond expectations.

Her Motto is to Stay cool & stay focused, no matter how your day is !! you will achieve!!

juhi@destinosindia.com

Kshitij Kapoor
BALANCED, UNMATCHED, FOCUSED
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Kshitij Kapoor

HIS NAME MEANS "HORIZON" WHICH DEFINES HIM: BALANCED, UNMATCHED, FOCUSED

Kshitij started his journey of "Atithi Devobhava" with tourism Industry in 1995. With his past 22 years of experience, he has handled clients from Germany, Austria, UK, and South Africa. His contribution towards the companies he worked for has been instrumental in attracting the clients from these countries to the sub-continent.

It said that if your own value systems are aligned with the value system of your work place, the work becomes pleasure for you, believing in the same, he puts his heart and soul into whatever piece of work is entrusted to him by the organisation. His commitment to operations excellence has been the foundation for the value he brings to his client’s programs. For him the brand value and success of an organization completely depends upon the people he is working with, whether it’s an internal customer or an external customer. His customers swear by his name and his services. He believes that one should do his/her bit to the highest capacity and success would follow.

A dotted husband to a caring wife Pooja and a very loving father for his son Lakshay, Kshitij loves to spend time at home with his family as much as possible. A devoted son to his parents, makes sure that the entire family goes together for an annual holiday. Given a chance he can spend days watching cricket match cheering India.

His motto is "Success is a by-product of sincere hard work".

Kshitij@destinosindia.com

Navin Mishra
AMBITIOUS, PROFESSIONAL AND MOTIVATED TO EXCEL
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Nicholas Valladares Souto – Nico
Passionate, Hardworking, Perfectionist
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Nicholas Valladares Souto – Nico

Three words to describe Nico:Passionate, Hardworking, Perfectionist

If you know what Passion, Hardwork and Perfection means you know Nicholas - Nick to friends and Nico as he is affectionately known in Spain.

Nick has a long yet crispy career with the tourism industry in Spain. He resides in Barcelona where he has been working from, for over 3 decades. Having a varied experience with Airlines, Travel Agencies and Tour Operators, he now for the last 23 years, is totally dedicated to Destination Management and has been partly instrumental in bringing his companies amongst the top Brands.

Despite full time dedication to work at Destinos India he has this missionary spirit which brings in this new feature of Silver Lining which will be headed by him dedicating to (CSR) projects for people truly in need. This NGO aims at making every one of its clients an active participant.

NGO - coincidentally N stands for Nico, G his angel daughter Germaine and O for his lovely wife Olga, who dedicates herself to teaching and handicrafts. Nick although a sport enthusiast, with a special inclination towards football, cricket, basketball, however now restricts himself to physical and spiritual fitness through exercise and yoga.

His motto "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

nicholasv@movistar.es

Om Prakash Pant
INNOVATIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, STRATEGIC
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Om Prakash Pant

Three words to describe Om: INNOVATIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, STRATEGIC

With Over 15 Years of operational experience the inbound travel market and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Indian sub-continent. Om believes that professionalism, hard work and innovation leads to success in life. His attention to detail and his passion for customer service kept growing throughout the years. He prides himself on going the extra mile to make events extra special, and takes pleasure in ensuring exceptional experiences which guests appreciate and remember.

With his past 15 years experience in handling clients from Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia and CIS region the journey has been very instrumental towards operating the clients from these countries. Om also has vast experience in handling high-end Delegates, luxury segment and events. His enthusiasm for the future of the region is as strong as ever and he looks forward to the challenges that lay ahead.

Om is passionate about the mountains. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with family. Married to Priya, Om makes a great dad to his son Viaan. A keen Mountain lover, Wild life Photographer & travel enthusiast at heart.

His motto is to always work hard and be humble and kind to others around him.

ompant@destinosindia.com

Pankaj Hingorani
DETERMINED, LOYAL, DEPENDABLE
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Pankaj Hingorani

Three words to describe Pankaj: DETERMINED, LOYAL, DEPENDABLE

Pankaj joined Destinos with over twenty years of experience in hospitality, meeting & event planning. Working with many fortune 500 clients for both incentive and business programs since this time, Pankaj continues to rely on his experience in the industry and great relationships with hotel partners, vendors and clients to lead his skilled staff of long tenured individuals to create and deliver memorable and successful programs. Pankaj is able to build strong relationships and trust with his clients because he is with them from start to finish.

Pankaj began his career with the Aeroflot and prior to joining Destinos, Pankaj spent nearly fifteen years working for Destination Management companies like SITA, Kuoni, Distant Frontier & Le Passage to India (Mintcentive).

When away from the office, you might find Pankaj and his wife along with lovely daughter & son enjoying dinner at one of Delhi’s finest new restaurants else spending time with his friends.

His motto is to always remain focused on what it is that you're trying to accomplish.

pankaj@destinosindia.com

Ramesh Punjabi
INVESTIGATIVE, STRATEGIC, PERCEPTIVE
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Ramesh Punjabi

Three words to describe Ramesh: INVESTIGATIVE, STRATEGIC, PERCEPTIVE

Ramesh brings to the table in this industry , an exceptional and deep routed experience of almost 4 decades . For him, creating memorable experiences for his client, is the ultimate satisfaction. All through his career he has created benchmarks in delighting customers with his passion towards destination management, which is complimented with his keen sense in operations & logistics.

He is an ardent team worker , who believes in using the strengths of his team members . Collaboration, Communication, Good Organization Culture, Integrity and an Eye For Detail, are some of the values he stands by and continues to impart.

Building strong relationships with Partners and Clients is one of Ramesh’s biggest strengths. His experience with Partner Relations Management, Contract Negotiation, and Program Budgeting, is a great asset to the Destinos.

Ramesh is well connected and immensely attached to all his family members and the kind of respect and love he garners from his joint family, speaks volume about his good deeds in life. Whenever he has some free time, he loves to be around his family members , travel , watch documentaries and food channels on television.

His motto has always been is to work hard, be humble, kind, and thoughtful about others around him.

ramesh@destinosindia.com

Randhir Brar
STRATEGIC, PERSONABLE, PERCEPTIVE
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Randhir Brar

Three words to describe Randhir: STRATEGIC, PERSONABLE, PERCEPTIVE

A Commerce graduate from Delhi University, Randhir joined the travel industry as a Executive trainee with Mercury Travels in 1981. Diploma holder in Tourism from The Delhi Institute of Management & Services, he was awarded a scholarship to the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT), at the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii, USA.

In 1991, he partnered in his travel agency which provided complete travel solutions catering to Inbound, Outbound, Corporate and Leisure tourism segments. The agency was a member of IATA Travel and IATA Cargo & PATA.

In 2001, Randhir decided to return to the main stream by joining SITA World Travel as Head of Marketing in New Delhi. He was also head of the office in in Nepal & also Heading Western Union Money transfer franchise business based in Nepal for a period of two years. He was awarded by Western Union for his achievements as Star of the region for South Asia.

Later he joined Le Passage to India & was involved in Purchase & contracting, followed by Strategic Planning and development. He was also responsible to look after the company Joint Ventures in Nepal and Bhutan based out of India.

His key responsibility area includes developing and strengthening JV partnerships, strategic planning, business development as well as contracting. He has worked with industry associations and stakeholders addressing the concerns of the industry and identified areas where partnerships could be forged between the government and private sector towards mutual benefit. He has also been able to multitask and be part of many project teams

A avid Golfer, Randhir has played the leading Indian PRO AM Golf tournaments & also at Golf courses in most leading Golf destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Hungary, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, etc. His strength lies in developing the market for niche segments including MICE and golf tourism and creation of Tourism brands

Widely traveled he has attended all major Travel fairs such as ITB,WTM, ATM, BIT, PATA, IGTM etc & represented the industry platforms of WTTCII, IATO,PATA, CII and FICCI etc, He has been a speaker at many conclaves and tourism functions.

His motto in life is ' Innovate ' you don't have growth if you don't. You have to Think out of the box and venture outside your boundaries. That's what life's all about.

randhir@destinosindia.com

Ravi Shetty
CONSCIENTIOUS, DEDICATED, OPTIMISTIC
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Ravi Shetty

Three words to describe Ravi: CONSCIENTIOUS, DEDICATED, OPTIMISTIC

Based out of Mumbai, Ravi is a self-motivated travel enthusiast with close to 25 years of experience with a demonstrated history of working with SITA, DOTW & Le Passage to India handling Inbound leisure & MICE business.

His experience with Partner Relations Management, Contract Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Risk Management and Program Budgeting, is a great asset to the Destinos.

Taking cognizance of his vast experience Ravi is being entrusted with the responsibility for driving the MICE business in our Mumbai Branch. Ravi, a workaholic, consistently endeavours to streamline operations and works out highly competitive deals.

His Motto is "Whatever you do, give your best to it." N you can never go wrong

ravis@destinosindia.com

Sachin Kabra
POSITIVE, ENERGETIC, PROACTIVE
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Sachin Kabra

Three words to describe Sachin: POSITIVE, ENERGETIC, PROACTIVE

Based in our Mumbai office, Sachin is a travel maniac...always searching for innovative ideas, solution focussed, triumphing in highly competitive environments of travel & event management domain that demand continuous improvement and a dynamic approach. Having worked with SITA, TCI, TRADE WINGS, DOTW, & Le Passage to India, with more than 20 years of experience, Sachin strives to consistently meet and exceed the benchmark set for him.

His prime focus is on process orientation and customer service while building strong relationship & partnership with key business decision makers enriching market presence, team leadership and knowledge base in the travel industry. In addition, he is also instrumental towards identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for the company.

His Motto; Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams.

sachin@destinosindia.com

Sanjay Malhotra
PERCEPTIVE, INNOVATIVE, PERSONABLE
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Sanjay Malhotra

Three words to describe Sanjay: PERCEPTIVE, INNOVATIVE, PERSONABLE

Sanjay began his foray into the hospitality, meeting & event planning world with over 30 years’ experience in sales & operations. With his creative and strategic mind, he has consistently surpassed his goals and cultivated long lasting relationships with his clients. He approaches each business day with enthusiasm and positivity for his job and work environment. Sanjay's personality and creativity enable him to exceed his clients' goals by crafting and executing the perfect program. Sanjay’s continuously seeks out new, innovative approaches that can dynamically enhance the programme. He prides himself on going the extra mile to make events extra special, and takes pleasure in ensuring exceptional experiences which guests appreciate and remember.

With his positive attitude, creative flair and commitment to the highest level of quality service, Sanjay’s involvement in the programmes from inception to completion ensures 100% satisfaction to the client.

Sanjay is passionate about the mountains. Outside of the office, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family. He is married to Kushla and is the very proud father of their daughters, Manvi and Tanvi.

His motto is to do everything absolutely flat out and to the best of your ability.

sanjay@destinosindia.com

Vikas Sharma
ENTHUSIASTIC, PROACTIVE, HIGHLY ORGANIZED
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Vikas Sharma

Three words to describe Vikas: ENTHUSIASTIC, PROACTIVE, HIGHLY ORGANIZED

Over 2 decades of operational and sales experience in the inbound travel market and including a deep knowledge of the Indian sub-continent, Vikas believes that professionalism, hard work and innovation leads to success in life. His attention to detail and his passion for customer service kept growing throughout the years. His firm believe in providing 100% clients satisfaction and quality of service results in a never ending relationship with clients.

With his past 14 years experience in handling clients from Spain and Portugal, the journey has been very instrumental towards operating the clients from these countries to India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Sri Lanka. Vikas also has vast experience in handling clients from countries like Taiwan, China, UK, USA and Australia, handling Non Resident Indians and working for two major worldwide agents like GTA and Expedia. His enthusiasm for the future of the region is as strong as ever and he looks forward to the challenges that lay ahead.

Married to Shivani, Vikas makes a great dad to his son Yayin. When not at work, you can find him spending quality time with his family. A keen trekker & travel enthusiast at heart, he loves to explore destinations like no one else has ever before.

His motto is to always work hard and be truthful to others around him.

vikas@destinosindia.com