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A Travel Duet Eyes Expansion in the Luxury Travel Space

A Travel Duet eyes expansion

New hires at the core level of ATD and ATC signal holistic overhaul to meet a marked increase in luxury travel market demand

As A Travel Duet and A Travel Circle – the leading luxury avenues of alluring, experiential travel for outbound Indian travelers – continue to expand across different markets, domestically and internationally, so are the teams behind them.

Given that we work with exceptional brands and partners to design experiences that consistently redefine the world of curated travel, it only makes sense that we strengthen our core team with professionals that mirror our unrelenting passion for perfecting personalized journeys. Each individual hired harkens back to the fundamental pillars we built ATD upon a decade ago, bringing expert industry knowledgefrom travel journalists and event planners to premium content curators and veteran growth strategiststo our experiences; plus these wonderful wayfarers were bitten by the travel bug out of the womb.

Putting these well-traveled boots on the ground adds more than a pep to our step as we cater to our growing list of Preferred Partners, an increase in Milestone Celebration Getaways, as well as an increase in the consumption of Meaningful Experiences and Destinations. They transform our ability to rise with the heightened demand for travel that’s not only high-toned, but elevated in myriad manners: from an increased focus on health and wellbeing to going beyond what’s de rigueur and reacting to the reality that travel is what you make it, and that our purpose is to craft magnificence out of what brings our clients true meaning. Our teams are coming together to create a legacy, a bequest for Indians who want the best of the world at their behest.

Pritish Shah, CEO & Founder, A Travel Duet
Pritish Shah, CEO & Founder, A Travel Duet

This surge onwards is best summed up by the words of Founder and CEO Pritish Shah: “2022 was the year of reset and reboot. We complete 10 years in 2023 and have big plans lined up to further grow our luxury outbound travel business. We overhauled all our three brands last year, and look forward to continuing our expansion plans that were paused due to the pandemic. Over the past decade, we’ve worked on reinforcing our fundamentals – cultivating and investing in our great team, building upon our network of luxury suppliers, and enhancing our preferred partner network with 18+ global hospitality brands, such as, Four Seasons, Marriott, Rosewood, and Oetker, to name a few. The growth story of ATD 2.0 continues to focus on getting the right talent on board and working with an amazing team to achieve our goals.”

PRODUCTS TEAM NEW HIRES

SEEMA SYED – Head of Experience Design

Seema comes to ATC with 30 years of experience; sourcing and curating high-touch

experiences from Hollywood to Bollywood. She has executed projects for some of the

world’s finest companies such as Forbes Travel Guide, Quintessentially, Atlantis The

Palm, Apple, HBO, Viacom, and Warner Brothers. Her international career has encompassed

hospitality, travel, entertainment, events, and weddings across multiple countries. Having been able to soak in various cultures in each country has evolved her skill set and enhanced her ability to visualise on a whole new level. As Head of Experience Design on the Products Team, she is excited to contribute to curating exceptional and especially meaningful experiences.

seema@atravelduet.com +91 7075597135

JULIAN MANNING – Experience Designer

Julian Manning is a well-established travel editor with 8 years of professional writing

experience and over thirty countries explored, many multiple times, under his tenure. His

background includes collaborating with countless tourism boards, luxury properties, and

fine-dining destinations during his time as Senior Assistant Editor at the Indian edition

of National Geographic Traveller Magazine. He joins ATD as an Experience Designer,

ready to take personalized journeys to the next level with his on-ground knowledge and

immense passion for travel.

julian@atravelduet.com +91 9167438457

MARKETING TEAM NEW HIRES

MAJIDA UKANI – Head of Marketing

Majida comes with over 17 years of experience in luxury beauty, brand management,

marketing, and e-commerce. In her previous roles, she has successfully led global

luxury brands for India and driven luxury category growth for e-commerce platforms.

She has multidisciplinary experience in Brand Management, Digital Media, Growth

Marketing, and CRM, working with Nykaa, Coty Prestige Beauty, and Shoppers Stop in

her previous roles. In her new role with ATD, she will be scaling the group’s

brands and driving business growth in collaboration with industry partners.

majida@atravelduet.com +91 9820735092

INSIYAH ZOOMKAWALA – Marketing Manager

Insiyah Zoomkawala is a seasoned Marketing Professional with 7 years of experience working with over 20 brands, both Indian and international, across multiple industries. In her past roles, she has led various campaigns for brands like Mastercard and P&G India, amongst others, which have had a direct impact on ROI & brand uplift. Her expertise lies in premium content curation, influencer marketing, programmatic advertising, and CRM. She joins ATD as a Marketing Manager ready to lead brand communications and take on luxury brand collaborations through experiential marketing strategies.

insiyah@atravelduet.com +91 9820658481

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