Judges

Mr. Hitank Shah

Honorary National Member of TAFI

It was the unwavering focus, in-depth study and hard work put-in by Mr. Hitank Shah coupled with his client friendly approach since 1980, which played a major role in the success of the Travel Agency. With him at the helm, the industry grew not only in stature, but also branched out into the field of all travel related services. Mr. Shah, a highly respected man in the travel trade is also the Honorary Chapter Chairman- Gujarat, of TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) for the second consecutive term. He has contributed as a judge in the judges’ panel in Tourism Awards 2017. This year also it’s a pride for the Tourism Awards 2019 for his contribution in the Judges Panel.


Mr. Jigar M. Dudakiya

Chapter Chairman- Travel Agents Federation of India

Jigar M. Dudakiya is a young and dynamic visionary businessman who employs his tremendous knowledge and fine tuned sensibilities to unique packages.

With a bachelors of Business Administration, Travel & Tourism Management, IATA, his contribution to Shakti Travels, a family owned company since 1977, consists of a unique style of business which combines traditional methods with new management techniques from last 15 Years.

He is currently The Chapter Chairman of ‘Travel Agents Federation of India’ – Gujarat Chapter for the term 2018 – 2020 after serving as Secretary for 2 Years.


Mr. Dilip Masrani

Co-opted committee member of TAFI

The first person to run chartered trains to Goa from Rajkot (one of the supreme achievements in Leisure Tourism), Dilip Masrani, is one of the most experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic soul of the Travel and Tourism, with an aim to build a sustainable and responsible future for the Travel and Tourism industry. He was the past Secretary and committee member of TAAI Saurashtra Kutch, Chapter. The co-opted committee member of TAFI, Gujarat Chapter is also one of the pioneers of Tourism in Saurashtra region. He also is a blogger on tourism in reputed weekly.


Mr. Bimal Mehta

Chapter Chairman of ADTOI for Gujarat

A Plastic Engineer by qualification, he got into the business to follow his one true love; travel. His curious, adventurous and welcoming personality has shaped Travel Designer into its present avatar. Known for his encyclopedic knowledge of travel destinations across the world, Bimal Mehta is juggernaut in the travel industry of Gujarat.

He headed “Tour Operators & Travel Agents Association of Gujarat (TAG) from 2002 to 2008 as President. Currently (2010 onwards) is the Chapter Chairman of ADTOI (Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India) for Gujarat. He has held lectures on various trade topics like ASSOCHEM 2013, Glorious Gujarat (FICCI), Jammu & Kashmir tourism, West Bengal Tourism, etc. He is also the winner of the prestigious OTM – India’s Top 100 travel Producer, WelcomeHeritage – Outstanding Contribution, Fairfest Media Limited – Contribution In Tourism…. awards for excellence in the field of travel is the Chapter Chairman of ADTOI for Gujarat.


Mr. Munjal Fitter

Vice President- Tours Operators and Travel Agents Association of Gujarat

Mr. Munjal Fitter has been an inspiring personality created one of the first portal named rezmytrip.com in the globe which gives solution for ground handling like tours, excursions, transfers, restaurant etc. He understood the potential of tourism in India and its emerging growth and soon ventured out to start a professional Tours and Incentive Management Company. 

As the Tourism industry developed across both India & globally, Mr. Munjal Fitter consistently, lead the way through the innovative application of technology & a commitment to total quality of hospitality services. He soon turned around the company to a million dollar enterprise offering services to customers from International tours to leading incentives and convention organizers, be it a normal tour around in India to any leading corporate conferences, Incentive tours or Sales personnel incentive program and event Management. All this was developed with a vision to create a Destination Management company that will be trusted by the industry.

                                                                                                                   


Dilip Thakkar

Core Committee Member- Food Entrepreneur Association (FEA)

From an extremely humble beginning to a successful multi-millionaire entrepreneur, Dilip Thakkar is the living proof of the wisdom. He boosted his vast hands-on-knowledge of business with advanced courses in management at IHM and IIM, Ahmedabad. He also has a degree in TQM (Total Quality Management) through the American Hotel & Motel Association at Taj Mumbai.

Dilip believes in a mission of “lifetime learning”. He visualizes himself as an immense contributor to the hospitality industry in India down the line, delivering quality service at an affordable price. He sees the hospitality business as a growth area where he wishes to develop facilities to reach out and provide health and hospitality services to all classes of society. He has often been of great service to upcoming hoteliers. He has helped in setting up the entire project of the various heritage hotels like Garden Palace - Balasinor, Old Bell Guest House – Sayla, Royal Oasis – Wankaner and Rann Riders – Dasada.