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Devika Sood

Dr. Devika Sood

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  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Research Analysis

Associate Professor

Scholar9 Profile ID

S9-072024-0501585

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With nearly two decades of dedicated experience in the dynamic tourism sector, I have consistently showcased my expertise in business development and project management. Since 2003, I have held integral positions in esteemed organizations within the tourism industry, spearheading business development initiatives and overseeing operational functions. Throughout my career, I have assumed leadership roles, guiding teams and projects towards success through strategic planning and effective execution. My comprehensive understanding of the industry landscape coupled with my proven track record in driving growth and optimizing operations positions me as a valuable asset in any tourism-oriented endeavor Beyond my corporate engagements, I have also had the privilege of sharing my insights and knowledge with students who are budding young professionals. Over the course of nearly two decades, my passion for the travel industry has fueled my journey, resulting in a wealth of experience and a track record of driving tangible results. Throughout my career, I've had the privilege of working with prestigious organizations such as Indoasia Travels, Kuoni Pvt Ltd., Cox & Kings, and the Eastbound Group. This extensive journey has allowed me to gain an in-depth understanding of the intricate dynamics of the travel industry, from inbound business development to meticulous operations management. I take pride in my ability to create and execute innovative strategies that not only meet but exceed client expectations. In particular, my specialization in incentive travel has allowed me to craft unforgettable experiences for clients, cultivating long-lasting relationships in the process. My leadership skills have been honed through managing and motivating teams, and fostering a collaborative environment where creativity and excellence thrive. In addition to my professional endeavors, I am currently pursuing a Ph.D., demonstrating my commitment to continuous learning and contributing to the academic realm. As a passionate advocate for the travel industry, I've also had the privilege of delivering guest lectures, sharing insights, and mentoring the next generation of professionals. I'm excited to connect with fellow enthusiasts, industry experts, and anyone who shares a deep appreciation for crafting extraordinary travel experiences

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Experience

Amity University, Noida

Sep-2023 to Present
Associate Professor and co chair for placements at Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism
Visiting Faculty

Amity University, Noida

Mar-2023 to Sep-2023
Teaching behavioural Science
Consultant

INSPIRING TRAVEL SOLUTIONS, Delhi

Mar-2021 to Jul-2022
Market research for website design and content creation. Contracting with the vendors for the company.
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER

DISTINCT DESTINATION PVT LTD.

Jul-2007 to Jul-2009
Lead a team to generate and operate MICE business both from existing and new clients with a view to achieving overall sales and revenue targets, and effective marketing strategies. Conceptualized and prepared sales proposals for MICE groups.
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TEAM MANAGER

KUONI DESTINATION MANAGEMENT

Jul-2003 to Jul-2007
Handling inbound operations Negotiating Rates with the Hoteliers, Transporters & Restaurants for GIT/FIT. Worked in Kunoi Dorking, London office for 06 months and underwent Product training.
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Education

Education

Amity University, Noida

Ph.D in Travel and Tourism

Passout Year: 2023
Himachal Pradesh University (HPU Shimla)

M.SC in Tourism Administration

Passout Year: 2002
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HOSTOCON 2020

Conference Mar 2020
Hosted By:

University Institute Of Hotel And Tourism Management Panjab University ,

Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
1. National Conference HOSTOCON 2020 organized by University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, Punjab University, Chandigarh on 13-14th March 2020
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