LuxeBook September 2022

T H E G I S T S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 2 P erhaps no industry has dealt with the economic aftermath of the pandemic like the travel and hospitality sector, even a year on. Even as tourists flocked to their favourite places post two years of virtually no travel, there were many hurdles in the way of the sector going back to the old normal. While tourists dealt with visa issues, increased airfare and crowded places, professionals and hospitality organisations were struggling to keep the cost down, man hotels amidst a talent crunch, and keep the infrastructure up to the mark. Meanwhile, new kinds of travel experiences have emerged. More people seem interested in a more authentic wellness journey, beyond the tokenism of a massage or retail therapy, seeking to immerse themselves in new experiences. In our travel special, we take a hard look at the travel sector, to find where things have changed, and how. Payel Majumdar Upreti To new experiences! S O C I A L M E D I A ADVERTISING SALES Mumbai (022 - 6846 8500) Regional Manager (West) — Katty Gia (+91 98705 32295) • Senior Manager — Lamont Dias (+91 91674 14988 ) Delhi (011 - 4562 5810) Sr. General Mgr. (North) — Asha Augustine (+91 98182 80431) Kerala (+91 94140 69321 ) — Sanjai Krishnan Manager Mktg. Services — Salim B • Client Servicing Manager — Reshma Malvankar Founders — Marzban Patel / Anita Patel • Director Publishing — Indu Joshi • Chief Marketing Officer — Apeksha Mehta Editor — Payel Majumdar Upreti • Writers — Arushi Sakhuja, Schenelle Dsouza, Jade Crasto Creative Director — Muhammad Jaan Faruqui This magazine is printed by and produced by Mediascope Representation (India) LLP. Opinions herein are the writers’ and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Mediascope. Editorial enquiries concerning the reproduction of articles, advertising and circulation should be addressed to: LuxeBook, Mediascope Representation (India) LLP., 51, Doli Chamber, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India. Email: . Material in this publication may not be reproduced, whether in part or in whole, without the consent of the publisher.