TIRUN Travel Marketing, the exclusive India representative of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, has announced a shuffle in senior leadership. Effective April 1st 2019, Co-founder and former CEO Mrs. Ratna Chadha took over the role of Chairperson, while Mr. 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, Co-founder and Chairperson, TIRUN 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. For him to be appointed as CEO was the natural course for us to take at this point. We are glad to see more and more Indians take to the seas for their vacations and celebrations and are certain this number will only continue to grow.”
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. Over the last 3 years, it has seen a growth of 25% CAGR. The company aims to expand and add a number of Indian ports to its cruise itineraries in order to gain a wider consumer base. TIRUN is working closely with government to develop the Indian coastal lines to bring International cruiseliners for homeporting.
TIRUN Travel Marketing is the exclusive India Representative for the world’s largest cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and one of the selected representatives of Silversea cruises a pioneer and leader in ultra-luxury and expedition cruising. TIRUN has in its portfolio 3 of Royal Caribbean International’s cruise brands including Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises. A leading travel marketing company, TIRUN along with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. pioneered the concept of cruising in India in 1993 and continues to successfully undertake exclusive sales and marketing for the various brands while also providing operational support pan-India. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company has on ground presence in Pan-India. Today TIRUN is the most invested and experienced Cruise Company in the country.