Setting the Benchmark for Travel..

february 22,2020

The Roseate House aerocity - new delhi

(By Invite Only)

About us

Outlook Traveller
Awards 2020

The Outlook Traveller Awards are the benchmark of quality in the travel and tourism industry and felicitate the best of the best each year. With 25 categories, the awards take a 360⁰ view of the tourism sector and the way it has been growing in the last year.

OLTA over the years has attracted everyone associated with the travel and tourism industry. These have included tour operators, influencers, writers, designers, artists, travel tech disruptors, socially prominent people, hoteliers, foreign and state tourism boards, ambassadors and government officials. The audience size has typically hovered around the 300 mark. This year the awards promise engrossing speakers, a stellar jury, engaging panel discussions and a magical evening.

Prominent people who've attended and collaborated with us on the awards over the years include Aman Nath, Francis Wacziarg, Muzaffar Ali, Anupamaa Dayal , Nakul Anand ,Bikash Bhattacharya,Jose Dominic,Vikram Madhok, etc.

Chief Guest

jay panda

Shri Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda

National Vice-President and spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party,

A former Parliamentarian, he is also a columnist and an author whose latest book “Lutyens’ Maverick” was much talked about


Aman Nath
A pioneer in reviving the culture of heritage hotels in India, Aman Nath is Chairman of Neemrana Hotels. An inveterate traveller, writer and restorer.

Aman Nath

Neemrana Hotels
He’s a world tennis legend. With 18 Grand Slams, an Olympic bronze and numerous records and awards to his name.

Leander Paes

International Tennis Star
Innovative and dynamic, Jyoti Mayal started her career with Travel Agents Association of India and there has been no looking back. Contributing actively towards the travel trade and a vision to raise standards of travel and tourism.

Jyoti Mayal

President TAAI
The Co-Chairman of FICCI Travel and Technology committee, Ashish Kumar is a visionary who stands behind the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the travel industry. With 40 years of experience in travel, transport and hospitality, he constantly challenges himself to redefine travel distribution and channels.

Ashish Kumar

Co-Chairman of
FICCI Travel and
Technology committee
leads the marketing function for FCM India. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry having worked in leadership positions with reputed travel companies.

Manoj Nair

National Marketting
and Products Leader - India,
Travel Tours
(Part of FCM Travel Solutions India)
Amit Dixit is Editor, Outlook Traveller. A publishing and print media veteran, he has been associated with the brand since 2002. Even as he now dips his toes in digital waters, he continues to travel extensively across India and the world in pursuit of the next great travel story.

Amit Dixit

Editor,Outlook traveller


  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm

    by Dhruv Shringhi - Co-Founder & CEO,

  • 7:50 pm
    Panel Discussion

    “Indo-French Collaboration in Travel” moderated by Suman Tarafdar

  • 8:20 pm
    Panel Discussion

    “Travel Trends 2020”

  • 8:50 pm

    Rajesh Magow – Group CEO, MakeMyTrip

  • 9:15 pm
    Guest of Honour

    Ms Dana Purcarescu, Deputy Ambassador to India, French Embassy addresses the distinguished gathering

  • 9:30 pm
    Outlook Traveller Awards
  • Light Entertainment and Cocktails

**Disclaimer – Tentative & Subject to last minute changes

Jury categories

  • best state for tourismbest state for tourism
  • best city for tourismbest city for tourism
  • best new tourism initiativebest new tourism initiative
  • best national parkbest national park
  • best birding destinationbest birding destination
  • best adventure tourism destinationbest adventure tourism destination
  • best adventure tour operator best adventure tour operator
  • best luxury tour operatorbest luxury tour operator
  • best outbound tour operatorbest outbound tour operator
  • best luxury hill resortbest luxury hill resort
  • best luxury beach resortbest luxury beach resort
  • best heritage hotelbest heritage hotel

Online voting categories

  • best hill destinationbest hill destination
  • best beach destinationbest beach destination
  • best drivebest drive
  • best wellness and spirituality destination

    best wellness and spirituality destination

  • best international destinationbest international destination
  • best international wildlife destination

    best international wildlife destination

  • best international wedding destination

    best international wedding destination

  • best international island destination

    best international island destination

  • best international adventure destination

    best international adventure destination

  • best international airlinesbest international airlines
  • best festivalbest festival
  • best travel bloggerbest travel blogger
  • best travel insurancebest travel insurance

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The Roseate House aerocity - new delhi

february 22,2020

(by Invite Only)

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