10 women travel entrepreneurs win awards

To pay tribute to the travel industry’s women entrepreneurs, Abacus India recently held its first Women Entrepreneur Travel Awards event, ‘Evening of Sparkle and Shine’, at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. Ten women entrepreneurs were awarded for their immense contribution to the travel industry. Women constitute 70% of the workforce in the travel industry. The event received an overwhelming response with over 120 key players from the industry in attendance to extend their support and commemorate the awardees.

The winning ladies are Benazir Nazar Vaghani, Director, Akbar Holidays; Bhavana Agashiwala, Founder and Director, Columbus Travels, Bilkish Nasrulla Tejani, Director, Equino Fun Holidays, Chitra Pursnani, Director, 7 Continents Holidays, Hutokshi Marker, COO, Trailblazer Tours, Pratima Pathak, Managing Director, Harinim Travels, Seema Makhija, MD, Travel Voyages; Veena Patil, Founder and Managing Director, Veena World and Veneeta Rawat, Director, Amazing Vacations and Zelam Chaubal, Director, Kesari Tours.

Speaking at the event, Jeet Sawhney, Managing Director, Abacus India, said, “Abacus India, with this initiative, aims to formally acknowledge and appreciate the efforts taken and sacrifices made by women entrepreneurs in the travel industry. Travel and tourism in India has grown by leaps and bounds, and this in part is due to the inspiration, leadership and hard work of the ladies in the industry. It is my honour and pleasure to be able to reward these ten inspiring ladies.”

Read the full report here, Travel Biz Monitor


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