The World Travel and Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) Announces the Appointment of Deep Kalra as Chairman and Dr. Jyotsna Suri as Vice Chairman For The 2024-2025 Term
Gurugram, December 12, 2023 – World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) appoints Deep Kalra Founder & Chairman, MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd as Chairperson and Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of the
Gurugram, December 12, 2023 – World Travel & Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) appoints Deep Kalra Founder & Chairman, MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd as Chairperson and Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, as Vice Chairperson for 2024-25.
Deep Kalra takes over from Dinesh Khanna, Executive Director, Eastern International Hotels Ltd, who served as Chairman of WTTCII for 2022-23
“I have enormous respect for the distinguished heritage, visionary initiatives and a commendable 23-year legacy of WTTCII,” “It’s a profound honour that the esteemed members, industry leaders, and captains have entrusted Dr Suri and me with the responsibility of leading this organisation. WTTCII is actively engaging with States, as a Member of the Goa Tourism Board, where we collaborate closely with the Government of Goa,” “Additionally, we have recently formalized a strategic MoU with the Government of West Bengal to craft a comprehensive marketing and PR roadmap. The collective expertise within our membership base serves as a potent resource for States aspiring to elevate their tourism initiatives. States are where the action lies, and WTTCII is looking at impactful partnerships with States. We’ll actively collaborate to improve and contribute insights to the central government’s priorities and support Prime Minister Modi and the Ministry of Tourism initiatives”Deep Kalra Founder & Chairman, MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd
“Since WTTCII’s inception in 2000 under the guidance of PRS Oberoi, Lalit Suri, and Krishna Kumar, India’s tourism landscape has evolved significantly,” said “Guided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of Tourism, India has made substantial progress in tourism, infrastructure, connectivity and regulations,” “We’re excited to contribute to this tourism revolution, emphasising collaboration at the national level and a continued focus on States. WTTCII stresses the importance of advancing tourism initiatives within States to stimulate local tourism economies,” “Our recent whitepaper, ‘Policy Reforms for Indian Hotel and Hospitality Sector,’ highlights the diverse regulations across States. We call upon States to streamline business environments, fostering increased investments, employment, and local livelihood opportunities,”Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Sujit Banerjee, former Union Secretary of Tourism and Secretary General of WTTCII was recently invited to join the Advisory Board of the GSTC India Working Group. Sujit Banerjee expressed, “Our past collaborations with industry associations aimed at creating balanced policies and a competitive business environment. We continue to do so. Aligning with our goals, advancing India’s tourism sustainability agenda is crucial. We look forward to partnering with GSTC India Working Group to realise these objectives and position India as a global focal point for sustainability initiatives.
The WTTCII, as the apex industry council for India’s Travel & Tourism sector, represents a diverse membership comprising Chief Executives from leading Airline, Business Advisory, Hospitality, Public Sector, and Travel Services organizations. Collaborating with the Government of India, State Governments, and stakeholders, WTTCII strives to eliminate growth barriers, establish robust policy frameworks, and foster the development of India’s travel and tourism sector. Since its launch in 2000, WTTCII’s mission is to advocate for and raise awareness about the significant role of India’s travel and tourism industry in generating employment, prosperity, and contributing to overall economic growth.