Dusit has opened a Global Sales Office (GSO) in
The newly founded office will manage sales
across all market segments including leisure, MICE and corporate
The team will primarily focus on Tier 1
cities such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore, but will also
cover smaller cities which are emerging as important source
markets for outbound travel.
Appointed to run the office is Ms Keshwar Bhagat
Director of Sales – GSO India.
Ms Bhagat has extensive experience working with hospitality companies in India and France,
and has solid connections with the travel trade fraternity in
She spent three years as project manager of
Promosalons: The Global Partner Network of French Trade Shows,
almost six years as Promotions Manager at Atout France: France
Tourism Development Agency, and prior to joining Dusit
International was Director of Sales & Marketing – India for the
Akaryn Hotel Group.
In her new role, Ms Bhagat will be
responsible for selling all Dusit Hotels & Resorts, establishing
marketing partnerships with leading local companies, and preparing
inroads for Dusit branded hotels to open in India in three-to-five
Ms Bhagat is fluent in English, French, Gujarati, Hindi, and
“With the volume of outbound travel increasing by
about 25 per cent a year, India is now one of the fastest growing
outbound travel markets in the world,” said Mr Lim Boon Kwee,
Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International. “When you consider
that the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has predicted the
number of outbound Indian travelers will reach 50 million by 2020,
now is the perfect time for us to open a GSO in the country.
Especially as this comes in tandem with our own growth, which will
see our current tally of 29 hotels and resorts top 80 worldwide
within the next three-to-four years. We are confident that, with Ms Bhagat at the helm, the new GSO will be a huge success.”
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