MANOHAR AZGAONKAR takes over as Tourism Minster of Goa
MANOHAR AZGAONKAR takes over as Tourism Minister, Government of Goa. Under the leadership of Azgaonkar, Goa Tourism is planning to introduce new initiatives and infrastructure projects.
The Minister’s mission is to promote the diverse cultures of the state and focus on improving all its products and services. He has travelled extensively and is set to infuse new concepts and ideas into the tourism sector in Goa.
MENINO D’SOUZA takes charge as Director of Tourism, Government of Goa. On taking charge, D’Souza said, “It will be my endeavour to ensure that all policies and decisions pertaining to Goa tourism are executed in the right perspective and all functioning of tourism and trade activities streamlined and regulated. I am looking forward to my new assignment and will be committed to making Goa a top tourism destination.”
RAJIT SUKUMARAN has been designated as Chief Development Officer in the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®). Sukumaran brings more than 12 years’ experience in Development, Acquisitions and Feasibility from his previous role as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Asia Pacific, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
DEBARATI BOSE has been appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at the JW Marriott Pune. In her current role, Bose will be spearheading responsibilities such as setting annual budgets, forecasting, analysing revenue reports and strategy building to increase the hotel’s Revpar, and the banquet sales, amongst others.
SACHIN DIDOLKAR has been appointed as Director of Business Development for Conrad Pune. He comes with 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with some of the most renowned hotels across the world, such as Marriott International, Taj Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Hotels, Emirates Palace and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
SOHAIB KIDWAI has been appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing at Hyatt Regency Chennai. A result oriented professional with over 11 years of experience in the areas of sales, business development, strategic planning and team management, Kidwai brings with him a sound understanding and a wealth of expertise in the sales and marketing function.