“Glib talk does not go a long way”With this thought in mind, Ms. Vasudha Sondhi started her career in hospitality after graduating from IHM Mumbai in 1985. She considers her alma mater, her foundation and no less than a temple of learning. After working with the Taj group of hotels in Mumbai and then in Delhi, she went on to join the Hyatt group. Here, she started off with F&B Service and then eventually moved on to her true calling, Sales.
In 1992, she joined SITA world travels and got an opportunity to work with one of the doyens of the travel industry and gain another level of learning and international exposure. After acquiring a new set of skills in the field of tourism, she returned back to hotels as Regional Director South Asia for the Forte and Le Meridien Hotels (now Starwood) in 1998. This Illustrious job, came with a lot of responsibilities and challenges, which further helped her understand the way of sales in international hotels.
She set up the very first offline toll-free reservations center for the group. After 17 years in the industry, she started her own entrepreneurial endeavor in 2002. Outbound Marketing Pvt. Ltd., which aims at handling outsourced sales and marketing work for international hotel chains.
Over the years, the company expanded with the commencement of OM tourism in 2008, with a goal of handling the marketing of destinations through representing national tourism boards. Presently known as the OMPL group, her venture has grown even further with divisions for PR, digital marketing and offering solutions specializing in hospitality, tourism and lifestyle. As the Women Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, State President for the Uttarakhand Hospitality and Tourism council, she has put in a remarkable amount of effort in setting up village homestays to empower villagers with self-employment opportunities.
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