Mumbai, India, 14th April 2023: A Travel Duet and A Travel Circle – the well-known luxury avenues of alluring, experiential travel for outbound Indian travelers, founded by Pritish Shah in 2012, recently announced the expansion of their core team.
In a press release A Travel Duet and A Travel Circle has stated that as it has been working with exceptional brands and partners to design experiences that consistently redefine the world of curated travel, it only makes sense that it strengthen the core team with “professionals that mirror the organisation’s unrelenting passion” for perfecting personalized journeys. The release also says that each individual hired harkens back to the fundamental pillars it built ATD upon a decade ago, bringing expert industry knowledge.
This surge onwards is best summed up by the words of Founder and CEO Pritish Shah: “2022 was the year of reset and reboot. We complete 10 years in 2023 and have big plans lined up to further grow our luxury outbound travel business. We overhauled all our three brands last year, and look forward to continuing our expansion plans that were paused due to the pandemic. Over the past decade, we’ve worked on reinforcing our fundamentals – cultivating and investing in our great team, building upon our network of luxury suppliers, and enhancing our preferred partner network with 18+ global hospitality brands, such as Four Seasons, Marriott, Rosewood, and Oetker, to name a few. The growth story of ATD 2.0 continues to focus on getting the right talent on board and working with an amazing team to achieve our goals.”
PRODUCTS TEAM NEW HIRES
SEEMA SYED – Head of Experience Design
Seema comes to ATC with 30 years of experience; sourcing and curating high-touch
experiences from Hollywood to Bollywood. She has executed projects for some of the
world’s finest companies such as Forbes Travel Guide, Quintessentially, Atlantis The
Palm, Apple, HBO, Viacom, and Warner Brothers. Her international career has encompassed
hospitality, travel, entertainment, events, and weddings across multiple countries. Having been able to soak in various cultures in each country has evolved her skill set and enhanced her ability to visualise on a whole new level. As Head of Experience Design on the Products Team, she is excited to contribute to curating exceptional and especially meaningful experiences.
JULIAN MANNING – Experience Designer
Julian Manning is a well-established travel editor with 8 years of professional writing experience and over thirty countries explored, many multiple times, under his tenure. His background includes collaborating with countless tourism boards, luxury properties, and fine-dining destinations during his time as Senior Assistant Editor at the Indian edition of National Geographic Traveller Magazine. He joins ATD as an Experience Designer, ready to take personalized journeys to the next level with his on-ground knowledge and immense passion for travel. email@example.com
MARKETING TEAM NEW HIRES
MAJIDA UKANI – Head of Marketing
Majida comes with over 17 years of experience in luxury beauty, brand management, marketing, and e-commerce. In her previous roles, she has successfully led global luxury brands for India and driven luxury category growth for e-commerce platforms. She has multidisciplinary experience in Brand Management, Digital Media, Growth Marketing, and CRM, working with Nykaa, Coty Prestige Beauty, and Shoppers Stop in her previous roles. In her new role with ATD, she will be scaling the group’s brands and driving business growth in collaboration with industry partners. firstname.lastname@example.org
INSIYAH ZOOMKAWALA – Marketing Manager
Insiyah Zoomkawala is a seasoned Marketing Professional with 7 years of experience working with over 20 brands, both Indian and international, across multiple industries. In her past roles, she has led various campaigns for brands like Mastercard and P&G India, amongst others, which have had a direct impact on ROI & brand uplift. Her expertise lies in premium content curation, influencer marketing, programmatic advertising, and CRM. She joins ATD as a Marketing Manager ready to lead brand communications and take on luxury brand collaborations through experiential marketing strategies.