Setting the Benchmark for Travel...

August 24, 2022

New delhi

(By Invite Only)

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Outlook Traveller
Awards 2022

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

Outlook Traveller Awards 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..

This year at Outlook Traveller Awards, we gather to examine the changes in the travel process that have become the "new normal" and determine how stakeholders may benefit from this. Even though in the present it's less about predicting certainties and more about forecasting possibilities.

We come together to talk about some of the fantastic innovations that were created at this period, the opportunities that the pandemic brought to light, and how stakeholders have adapted to the new standards. We will learn how the travel and tourism sector has remade itself to co-create the future of travel through this summit, which goes against the adage that one should never let a crisis go to waste. Let's get together to learn from the best and use these lessons in our business module.

This year the awards promise engrossing speakers, a stellar jury, engaging panel discussions and a magical evening.

Chief Guest

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Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Hon'ble Union Minister for Culture, Tourism & DONER

Currently serving as Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Jury Chair


Meenakshi Sharma

Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General, Government of India

Meenakshi Sharma, an IA&AS Officer of 1988 batch, is Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General presently. A post graduate in International Business from Delhi University, she has worked extensively in Audit Department and Government of India. Some of her assignments in Government of India has been with Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Ministry of Personnel and Ministry of Tourism. She has been Accountant General in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. She has been an Accountability fellowship holder in General Accountability Office in USA, done International audit assignments with WHO. Among other – Hugely interested in writing poetry, listening to Indian Classical Music and of course Travel. She finished her 5 year stint with Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India last year as Director General Tourism. She is passionate about tourism and its positive impact on human beings and environment.


With a totally unutilized engineering degree and almost a decade of corporate experience up her sleeve, Neha Arora is the founder of Planet Abled, which is bringing a paradigm shift in tourism by giving ‘everyone’ the freedom of choice to travel irrespective of disability, impairment, age or medical condition.

Neha Arora

Founder, Planet Abled
Jaideep Bansal is the CEO of Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), an award winning social enterprise that is working to bring sustainable development to the remotest communities of India. GHE has brought solar energy and sustainable development to more than 300,000 people across 5 regions in the remotest corners of India.

Jaideep Bansal

CEO, Global Himalayan
Guiding since the beginning of organised and serious adventure travel in the country, he has been at the forefront of conceiving, planning and executing trips that were considered too audacious to run. He is responsible for opening up remote Himalayan valleys to adventure tourism, and has helped open up Indian river running like none before.

Vaibhav Kala

Founder, Aquaterra Adventures
Author, Columnist, Broadcaster, Anchor and some time Teacher. Independent producer of documentaries. Author of New York Times best seller India: The Cook Book that has been translated into many languages. He has published over twenty books on food including Indian Vegetarian, Food Path, Gourmet Journeys in India, Buddhist Peace Recipes, Hindu Soul Recipes, Indian Fastfood etc.
Awarded Padma Shri by Government of India in 2016

Pushpesh Pant

Indian food critic
Chinki Sinha is the editor of Outlook Magazine. She studied her master’s in journalism from SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked at various media houses including the BBC and Al Jazeera.

Chinki Sinha

Editor, Outlook


  • 6:00 PM
  • 6:30 PM
    Jal Tarang Performance
  • 6:45 PM
    Welcome Address

    By Meenakshie Mehta, Publisher Outlook Traveller

  • 6:50 PM
    Panel Discussion 1

    Startup & State
    Morderator - Jaideep Bansal, CEO Global Himalayan Expedition

  • 7:20 pm
    Panel Discussion 2

    What is the idea of a place? How do we find it? How does the place offer itself?
    Moderator - Chinki Sinha, Editor Outlook

  • 7:45 PM
    Arth Ganga

    Exploring Potential tourism in the Ganga Basin By G. Asok Kumar, Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga

  • 7:55 PM
    Special Announcement

    By Indranil Roy CEO, Outlook Group

  • 8:05 PM
    Outlook Traveller Awards
  • 8:30 pm
    Chief Guest

    Shri G. Kishan Reddy
    Hon'ble Union Minister for Culture, Tourism & DONER - Addresses the distinguished audience

  • 8:40 PM
    Thank you note

    By Shrutika Dewan, Director Brand & Marketing, Outlook Group

  • 8:45 pm
    Cocktails & Dinner

Award Categories

  • best birding destinationBest Eco Tourism Destination in India?
  • best state for tourismBest Wellness Destination in India?
  • best city for tourismBest Offbeat Destination in India?
  • best new tourism initiativeBest Spiritual Destination in India?
  • best national parkBest Wildlife Destination in India?
  • best adventure tourism destinationBest Adventure Destination in India?
  • best adventure tour operator Best destination in India for stunning mountain views?
  • best luxury tour operatorBest Heritage Destination in India?
  • best outbound tour operatorBest Festival celebrations Destination in India?
  • best luxury hill resortBest Scenic places in India for drive and scenery enroute?
  • best luxury beach resortBest Beach Destination in India?

Outlook Traveller Awards 2022, Event Highlight


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