Topics: Mumbai, Corporation, Tourism Pages: 6 (2238 words) Published: June 25, 2014
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Veena Patil
Born on the eve of World Tourism Day, Veena Patil is one of the most known and loved faces of travel industry and a celebrity in her own right. She is dynamic, gritty, wise, judicious, sensitive and emotional all at the same time. She is one most efficient business women of her times. After completing Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Somaiya College, Mumbai, she joined her father’s company – Kesari Tours that was founded in 1984. She competently led the Company as Managing Director for 6 years. In her tenure as Managing Director, she launched 200+ products and 2500+ tours a year. She escorted various groups in India as well as abroad. She expanded the agent network from 40 in India to 215 across India and abroad. All the marketing strategies were her brainchild and she made most effective use of print, electronic and event media. She conceptualized innovative tours viz. Special Tours for Ladies, Senior Citizens, Students and Pilgrimage Tour and many more. Under her leadership, the company manpower grew from 400 in 2006 to 1000 in 2013. She led the company from a turnover of 239 Crores in 2006 to 750 Crores in 2013. A prolific writer and a columnist, she churns out numerous articles and advertorials for several publications. She is also a proud author of various travel books. She has been honored with awards like Maharashtra Times Tejaswini Award, Indo-Swiss Society Award, FIE Foundation National Award to name a few. However, it is rightly said that there comes a time when one has to move on in life. She left the company at its peak to step on to something novel and much more beautiful. She is now very excited about her new journey of setting up another travel venture. Her vast experience of 28 years, her never say die attitude and an enthusiastic and an able team are her major assets. Industry waits to be a part of the new world she is busy creating now.

hursday, June 20, 2013, 11:20 Hrs  [IST]
Former MD of Kesari Tours sets up Veena Patil Hospitality
Launches travel brand 'Veena World'
By Rashmi Pradhan | Mumbai

To fulfill her vision to run her own travel company, Veena Patil, former Managing Director, Kesari Tours Pvt. Ltd., has launched Veena Patil Hospitality Pvt. Ltd under the brand 'Veena World - Travel. Explore. Celebrate.' "Our company will be a one-stop shop for all travel-related requirements. Our goal is to offer affordable travel for everyone, anytime, anywhere, around the world. We want to make travel an affordable commodity and not a product for only the rich and the famous. With an extensive network of 50 preferred sales partners across Maharashtra, we aim to serve with commitment, sincerity, integrity and transparency" said Patil, who is the Managing Director at Veena Patil Hospitality.

With its head office in Ghatkopar in Mumbai—which opened on June 5, 2013—the company opened its first sales office almost a fortnight later on June 18 in the city in Kandivali. The office was inaugurated by Raj Thackeray, Founder and Chairperson, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Besides Kesari Patil, Chairman, Kesari Tours, and Sunita Patil, Vice President, Kesari Tours, eminent personalities from the travel & tourism and aviation industries were present at the inaugural function.

Veena Patil Hospitality aims to open five sales offices in Mumbai—in Ghatkopar, Thane, Dadar, Dombivali, and Vile Parle—and one in Pune in two months. Sudhir Patil, Sunila Patil and Neil Patil have been taken on board as Directors of the company.

Veena Patil added, "Veena World excels in domestic and international tour packages, including guided group tours, exclusive tailor-made holidays, MICE travel, and inbound travel. Our team of extremely knowledgeable and extensively travelled professionals strive to provide the best-quality service and value to our guests."

Veena World(वीणा वर्ल्ड in Marathi) is a Mumbai, India based online/offlinetravel company established on 18 June...
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