TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, has announced a shuffle in senior leadership. Effective April 1, Co-founder and former CEO Ratna Chadha took over the role of Chairperson, while Varun Chadha, formerly COO, has assumed the position of CEO of TIRUN.
Over the last few years, the cruise company has expanded its operations and along with India, it is now also servicing Nepal and Bangladesh markets. TIRUN has maintained consistent efforts to introduce cruising to the Indian masses with great distribution and associations. TIRUN partnered with Singapore airlines to offer the convenience of Fly Cruise packages to Indian guests, Joined hands with Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar to curate Indian menu onboard Singapore Sailings, segmenting sailings to offer cruises to/from India, to name a few.
Speaking on the development, Ratna Chadha said, “Ever since TIRUN’s inception, we have worked tirelessly to put India on the global cruise-map. The journey so far has been a successful one, and I am confident in Varun’s capabilities to lead the way with his expertise in the sector. In his earlier role as COO over the years, he has gathered immense knowledge about the industry, both abroad and in India.”
Varun adds, I am excited and charged, as is the company, for our next phase of growth. India presents a great opportunity and there has never been a better time to be in the cruising business.
TIRUN pioneered the concept of cruising in India and from past 26 years it has been able to drive interest from Indian consumers by making cruises accessible and affordable, as well as customising them for Indian markets.