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Advisory board of GBTA India announced


The Global Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global travel industry, has announced appointments to the newly formed GBTA India Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is made up of prominent senior travel buyers and suppliers who will offer strategic guidance as GBTA expands its member base, supplies industry-leading research and conducts education and networking events in the region.

"Regional advisory boards play an important role in GBTA's efforts across the globe," said Gaurav Sundaram, GBTA India's regional director.

He further stated, "As India experiences continued double digit travel spending growth, making it one of today's fastest growing business travel markets in the world, I am pleased to have a group of such experienced industry professionals offering their time and expertise to bring the association's core activities of education, research, advocacy and networking to the region."

The 2016-2017 India Advisory Board Members include:

Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India

Neerja Bhatia, Vice President India, Etihad Airways

Rajdev Bhattacharya, General Manager, WIPRO Travel

Rajeev Goswami, CEO and Co-Founder, WWstay

Ashish Kishore, Country Head, dnata International India

Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan, APAC Travel Manager, Adobe Systems

Gaurav Nagwekar, Head of Corporate Travel, Reliance Industries Limited

Chandresh Natu, APAC Lead Procurement, AON

Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, India, Accor Hotels

Victor Pynn, COO, Amadeus

Neal Rogers, APAC - MEA Travel Head, CSC

Subrato Sarkaar, Group President Administration, Aditya Birla Group

On September 6, GBTA brought together Indian business travel buyers and suppliers for a day of education and networking at the flagship GBTA India Business Travel Symposium.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents.

GBTA's 8,000-plus members manage more than USD 345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually.

GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.

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First Published: Fri, September 09 2016. 14:02 IST