"Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going."
- Paul Theroux

Views & Interviews

June 2017

Conversations with Debolin Sen - Head - Enable Travel

Debolin Sen is Head - Enable Travel - India's first Accessible Holiday platform. He is a media marketing & advertising professional with rich cross-category experience of over 18 years, having been associated with exciting start-ups and well-known global companies – including a long stint with J Walter Thompson. Debolin was part of the core team that set up India's first entertainment ticketing business (now Book My Show - India's premier entertainment ticketing portal). He subsequently ventured into a television start up with INX Media. Debolin has worked with Worldwide Media where he led business growth for three key brands in travel, auto and food as the Publisher of Lonely Planet, BBC Top Gear and BBC Good Food magazines in India. At Haymarket SAC Publishing India he was Head of Business Solutions and Marketing, on Autocar India, Stuff, What HiFi and WhatCar.

In his other avatar, Debolin’s passion for adventure and outdoors has taken him to challenging heights in the Indian adventure sports industry. In this interview with AIRDA’s editorial team, Debolin talks about one of his most inspiring projects yet –Enable Travel. This is India's first digital platform for accessible travel, addressing the needs of inbound and domestic disabled travelers.

Earlier Articles

2017

May What does the man on the street say about “timeshare”
April Tourists for environment protection
March When customer feedback becomes a navigation tool
February Q&A: Talking to photographer Pratap J
January Q&A: Talking to Gerhard and Beate Schreiber from Germany

2016

December Q&A: Listening Post on Timeshare
November Q&A: Knowing your customer
October Q&A: New Project Story: Devlok at the foothills of Tirumala
September Q&A: Why some customers have second thoughts about timeshare
August Q&A: Talking to customers about timeshare benefits
July Q&A: Talking to Naturalist, Surya Ramachandran
June Q&A: Talking to Food & Travel blogger, Riya Patel
May Constructive feedback from timeshare customers collected by AIRDA content team
April Q&A: AIRDA content team visits Sterling Rock Perch in Yercaud
March Q&A: Talking to Suresh Bajaj of Millennium Pools
February Q&A: The people factor in the timeshare industry
January Q&A: Talking to coffee broker Venu Ovian, about timeshare

2015

December Q&A: Looking at new unexplored locations in timeshare
November Q&A: Looking at new unexplored locations in timeshare
October Q&A: Six timeshare vacationers talk about their first time
September Q&A: Talking to Arathi Venkatesh of Bangalore
August Q&A: Talking to Dr. R. K. Anand of DJB Group of Companies
July Q&A: About feedback from guests at timeshare resorts
June Q&A: Talking to Vinayak Tamse, of Tamse Associates
May Q&A: Talking to C. Anand Reddy, Managing Director of Aswani Properties
April Q&A: Talking to Travel Photographer, Satheesh Kumar
March Q&A: Talking to a young couple who picked Goa for their honeymoon
February Q&A: Talking to Prarthana Pednekar, a young hospitality professional based in Mumbai
January Q&A roll back - going down memory lane

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