As TravelBiz Monitor embarks on its 10th year of publishing for the Indian travel industry, I look back over the 9 eventful years that have flashed by in a jiffy. It hasn’t only been eventful for us, but for the industry as well. I dare say, that the last decade has probably been the most challenging and the most disruptive period that this industry has ever witnessed in its existence; it’s been a period of evolution, revolution and path-breaking developments. It has not only been a game-changing experience, but over the last decade the game itself has completely changed.
At TravelBiz Monitor we have been on the cusp of this change, reporting and writing daily on our online media, and never failing to keep up with the latest trends that this industry has witnessed. TravelBiz Monitor has been up close and personal with these changes, and has evolved as the industry has. In the process, we have received the whole-hearted support of the industry, and we have made many friends and well-wishers along the way. I would like to thank all our readers and the people who have supported us and welcomed us with open arms even when we were in the embryonic stage. Today, we are grateful to all our well-wishers within this industry without whom we would never have been able to establish ourselves as one of the most credible, widely read, and one of most established names in travel publishing in India.
This 9th Anniversary issue contains the views of many of the thought-leaders within this industry, and the following second volume of our anniversary special, will see more such stalwarts sharing their comments with our readers through TravelBiz Monitor. I am confident that the current and future industry leaders will continue to partner with us in all our endeavours. The accolades that we have received on the occasion of our 9th anniversary, a few of which have been published in this issue, are testimony to the work done by the Team at TravelBiz Monitor over the years.
Editor & COOsheldon@saffronsynergies.in