ITC Hotels launch Welcomhotel Shimla

  One of India’s most popular hospitality brands, ‘Welcomhotel’ is spreading its footprint far and wide. Building a remarkable growth trajectory, Brand Welcomhotel is taking a giant leap, soon touching 26 hotels. Huge addition of 9 new Welcomhotel properties in the next 12 months; almost one new hotel every month makes this brand one of the … Read more

LAUNCHING A RESPONSIBLE RESTART: India hopes to peek through the foggy future of international travel

Bringing penalties in multi-fold effects, the iniquitous COVID-19 seems to have staged a deep and damaging impression on the global travel and tourism industry that has crippled its economies too. However, the undying spirits of today’s outbound travellers have brought in a more responsible and resistant tourism, bringing every “safe” country surface back on the … Read more

The Leela Mumbai opens its doors with enhanced safety measures

  With caution being the new normal, The Leela Mumbai in partnership with Bureau Veritas India has elevated its sanitisation, hygiene and safety procedures with SURAKSHA – a comprehensive program to ensure the wellbeing of guests and associates. For the last three decades, the brand has come to be known for delivering an uncompromising level … Read more

“A more comfortable experience for travellers remains our top priority”

  The resilience of the travel and tourism industry By Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group COO – South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and Americas, VFS Global The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked much introspection among business and industries globally, with travel being no exception. While the travel world is possibly never going to be the … Read more

MoT organises its second series of the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ webinars

  With the continuing effort of promoting domestic tourism in the country, the ongoing series of the ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ Scheme, under the surveillance of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) organized another webinar, recently. Strategically placed on the World Heritage Day, the topic of second series’ discussion was ‘World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism at Humayun’s … Read more

Flight restrictions to be lifted once COVID-19 is controlled: Puri

  Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri took to Twitter recently to reiterate that no flights would operate until the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease is controlled effectively by the government. His comments came after media reports suggested some airlines had opened flight bookings starting May 4, expecting the lockdown to be lifted by … Read more


IMEX Frankfurt 2020, one of the world’s most important trade fairs in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry, has been cancelled. Organisers of the event released a statement stating that factors beyond their control have forced them to make this reluctant decision. The event was scheduled to take place from May 12-14 in … Read more


Even before the red carpets were rolled out, the Versatile Excellence Travel Awards (VETA) 2020 started making a buzz after the shout outs on social media, and now, after witnessing an overwhelming response this year, we are glad to share that VETA, has crossed and broken all records of popularity in the travel trade industry.


After concluding its two successful editions in New Delhi and imprinting its footprint in the Middle East in 2019, Versatile Excellence Travel Awards (VETA) doubled the dose of entertainment, fun and glam in the capital, yet again. Rising beyond the horizons, the evening hosted on the night of January 7 at The Imperial, New Delhi, witnessed the presence from various Bollywood celebs including Neha Dhupia Bedi who was present there with her dashing hubby Angad Bedi and the renowned TV Actor Rohit Roy. The evening was hosted by the spectacular diva Sophie Choudry and the star attraction of the show Sunil Grover who also made everyone laugh out loud with his rib-tickling performances. Overall, 27 awards were given away to the various industry influencers and passion-driven veterans from across the sectors and fields of travel and tourism industry.


“I am more than happy to share that VETA this year, has set the standard for excellence and exclusivity in the travel industry,” said Varun Malhotra, CEO & Publisher, Versatile Media adding to which Pranav Khullar, Director, Versatile Media stated, “This award is a testament to the skill, imagination and vision of its creators and I am proud that within just three years, we have taken VETA to the highest level of brilliance.”


With each passing year, we promise to add more thrills to the award show and the tremendous support from the industry and their growing dedication towards us will help us up the ante with every edition.