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    Travel + Leisure India & South Asia Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Ayushmann Khurrana Gracing the Cover and Launch of First Ever Trailblazers List

    Published on October 7, 2021

    Mumbai – Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, one of India’s fastest growing luxury brands, today unveiled its first ever Trailblazers list, highlighting the powerful trendsetters who are shaping the future of travel and hospitality. Celebrating the brand’s 15th anniversary in India, the inaugural list highlights 15 gamechangers from around the world, from award-winning chefs to innovative hoteliers and more. Gracing the cover of the 15th anniversary issue is a trailblazer in showbiz—the versatile Ayushmann Khurrana—goes for a quick getaway at another celebrity home (a place you can book too!) for Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s very special cover integration, and Khurrana’s first since the pandemic began.

    Aindrila Mitra, Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, said: “People and places have been the heart of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s narrative. After all, it’s people that makes a place alive, and we could not be more proud to present our very first list of Travel + Leisure Trailblazers who make this experience more thoughtful, enjoyable, and conscious. We are incredibly proud to be a brand that encourages people to explore new cultures and venture out of their comfort zones. With this in mind, we wanted to launch this new initiative to shine a light on the trailblazers who are shaping the industries that have been the most impacted over the past few years.”

    As part of the special anniversary issue, the interview series with the list of Trailblazers also touches upon what it takes to stand out from the crowd in the travel and hospitality space, the new definition of luxury within the industry, as well as their insights on the future of an industry that has faced so many challenges in recent times.

    Notable Trailblazers include:

    • Vinod Kannan – CCO, Vistara
    • Jeremy Jauncey – Founder and CEO, Beautiful Destinations
    • Joseph Radhik – Celebrity Wedding Photographer
    • Ishita Khanna – Founder, Spiti Ecosphere
    • Keshav Suri – Hotelier and LGBTQIA+ Rights Activist
    • Shivya Nath – Travel Influencer
    • Justin Narayan – Winner, MasterChef Australia

    “We are thrilled to celebrate the inspirational individuals across the travel, hospitality, and fine dining sectors with the launch of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s Trailblazers,” said Björn Rettig, CEO of Burda Asia and India. “Being a part of India’s vibrant travel community for the past 15 years is an incredible achievement for our team, and as the way we travel and explore new experiences continues to evolve, we want to do our part to support and celebrate the people who have contributed to these industries in meaningful ways.”      

    For the full list of Trailblazers, visit Magzter or travelandleisureindia.in. In addition to the Trailblazers list, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia is also set celebrate the 10th anniversary of its India’s Best Awards this year, recognising the best-in-class brands across travel and hospitality as chosen by the brand’s readers. To vote, readers can visit iba.travelandleisureindia.in