January 22,2023:The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI, www.iamai.in) has appointed a new chair and two co-chairs of the TravelTech Committee, which functions under its aegis.
Sanjay Mohan, Group CTO, MakeMyTrip India is the committee’s new chair and Rikant Pittie, Co-founder, EaseMyTrip and Yang Li, Head-Public Affairs (APAC), Booking.com the new co-chairs
The new leadership of the TravelTech Committee will actively engage with the government as well as industry representatives to address some of the key challenges faced by the sector through policy and advocacy at both domestic and international levels. The new leadership team brings a unique perspective towards the future of the travel industry and will contribute towards the revival of the sector as well as help gain momentum in the years to come.
Says Sanjay Mohan: “Technology has had a seminal impact on the travel and tourism industry and is increasingly helping to make the user experience more complete and immersive. The TravelTech expanse enables the actualization of India's tourism potential by increasing the discoverability and reachability of destinations located in the deepest corners, empowering all ecosystem units, including transportation, accommodation, and experiences, while offering affordable payment solutions for all consumer segments.”
Adds Rikant Pittie: With technology being immersed in the travel industry, we will see it usher into a new era of advancements where people travel like never before. Digitisation is the future of India and with collective, collaborative and shared goals and support, the travel sector will revolutionise the way we travel in India.’’
“The travel-and-tourism industry is emerging as a significant growth engine for the Indian economy and is expected to generate over 53 million jobs by 2029.”