Watch the high level chat & panel discussion with the Ministry of Tourism and Industry Leaders that help to provide a 360° perspective on the preparations for unlock to sustainability, from operations and logistics to marketing and communications after the recent wave of Covid-19 and lockdown.
The webinar was held on 10th August 2021

Opening Address

Alistair McEwan, SVP Commercial Development, BBC Global News

Alistair shares his excitement for the upcoming sessions, welcomes speakers, panellists and attendees at the Restart and Reset for Travel 2.0 webinar.

Fireside Chat

Arvind Singh, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India with Rajan Datar, Reporter/Presenter, News-Current Affairs- Travel Show, BBC News.

What will it take for Travel to return to the pre-pandemic growth level? Hear from the Ministry of Tourism on the current developments in the sector and the measures taken by the Government to revive the travel and tourism sector in India.

Fireside Chat

Dhananjay Regmi (PhD), Chief Executive Officer, Nepal Tourism Board with Rajan Datar, Reporter/Presenter, News-Current Affairs- Travel Show, BBC News.


Nepal’s tourism is among the sectors being hit hard by the pandemic, understand from the Nepal Tourism Board on their plans to diversify and expand tourism activities across the country.

BBC’s Insight on Travel Audience and Travel Re-launch

Vishal Bhatnagar, Sales Director-South Asia, BBC Global News.


What are travellers looking for? Hear from the BBC the latest audience insights on travel and understand the new ways to explore the world’s most amazing with BBC Travel.

Panel Discussion moderated by Devina Gupta, Senior Journalist and Presenter, BBC News.

  • Mr Sanjay Kumar - Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, Indigo Airlines

  • Mr Parveen Chander Kumar – SVP Sales & Marketing, Taj Group of Hotels

  • Mr Jatinder Taneja, Vice Chairman PATA India and MD, Travel spirit International

  • Mr Nikhil Desai, MD Goa Tourism Development Corporation


In this panel discussion, sector experts and leaders reveal the impact of the second wave of the pandemic, changing trends after the second wave and strategies on how they are encouraging travel.


Arvind Singh

IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism

Government of India

Devina Gupta

Senior Journalist and Presenter

BBC News

Dhananjay Regmi (PhD)

Chief Executive Officer

Nepal Tourism Board

Jatinder Taneja

Vice Chariman, PATA, Founder & MD

Travel Spirit International

Nikhil Desai

Managing Director

Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC)

Parveen Chander Kumar

Senior VP - Sales & Marketing

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

Rajan Datar


News-Current Affairs- Travel Show BBC News

Sanjay Kumar

Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer


Vishal Bhatnagar

Sales Director-South Asia

BBC Global News