TUI Travel India announces the appointment of Raja Natesan as Chief Operating Officer
Online PR News – 24-February-2012 – – New Delhi, February 23, 2012: TUI Travel India, a part of TUI Travel PLC - world’s leading International Leisure Travel Group, announces the appointment of Raja Natesan as Chief Operating Officer. As the COO Raja would be responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to drive growth and optimize operational efficiency and profitability of the company in the country.
Speaking on the appointment, Arjun Sharma, MD, Le Passage to India said, “Raja brings in immense industry expertise and a strong track record of delivering growth and profitability. Under his capable leadership we will further scale up operations in India and strengthen our brand presence.”
Raja Natesan is a travel industry veteran with over 20 years of travel experience. Prior to joining TUI, Raja was the COO at Yatra.com. In the past, he has held numerous leadership roles and built a distinguished track record of handling many travel technology companies. He has served as the Chief Commercial Officer at Interglobe Technology Quotient, President and CEO of Galileo India Pvt. Ltd., and was also the Regional Manager South East Asia at Kingfisher Airlines.
“The travel industry in India is at an exciting growth phase. I am thrilled to be a part of TUI and look forward to working with the team to introduce innovative holiday experiences and setting a quality benchmark in the industry,” said, Raja Natesan, COO, TUI India.
An engineering graduate from BITS Pilani and a postgraduate from IIM Bangalore, Raja is also a visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business – Hyderabad and a guest faculty at IIM- Bangalore.
TUI India was officially formed in the year 2006 as a result of 50:50 joint partnership between Le Passage to India, the No.1 inbound destination management company and TUI Travel PLC, the world’s leading leisure travel company.
TUI India was officially formed in the year 2006 as a result of 50:50 joint partnership between Le Passage to India, the No.1 inbound destination management company and TUI Travel PLC, world’s leading International Leisure Travel Group. TUI Travel India boasts of an impeccable reputation for quality services in Indian & International Holidays, Incentive travel, Special Interest Tours and Conference Management.
TUI Travel PLC:
TUI Travel PLC is the world’s largest travel company operating in more than 180 countries with an annual turnover of 19 Billion Euro handling more than 30 million customers annually through its Global network. TUI Travel PLC globally employs approximately 60,000 employees and in its portfolio has 279 hotels, more than 155 aircrafts, 3500 retail shops with more than 100 Tour operator brands. TUI travel has been present in India since 2005 through a 50-50 joint venture with Le Passage to India.
Le Passage to India:
Le Passage to India Travel Group is India’s premium award winning No. 1 Destination Management Company consisting of several Specialist Business Units and brands to cater to the various aspects of travel. With a pan India network of 22 owned offices, 15 overseas marketing offices and a professional workforce of over 700 travel experts, Le Passage to India offers an extensive array of products and services to the Indian subcontinent and across the world.