LIVEWIRE with ASH New TV Travel Talk Show on Explore Travel Channel of India

Explore Travel channel, India's first and premium travel channel announces 'Livewire with Ash' a first of it's kind talk show on Travel, hosted by Indian travel industry stalwart Mr. Ashwini Kakkar.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, October 15, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) Explore Travel channel, India's first and premium travel channel announces 'Livewire with Ash' a first of it's kind talk show on Travel, hosted by Indian travel industry stalwart Mr. Ashwini Kakkar.

Indian travellers are discerning when it comes to travel plans. More and more Indians are travelling not just within the country but overseas too for work, pleasure, quick breaks and shopping. They seek information that is relevant, reliable and practical.

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'Livewire with Ash' is a rivetingly relevant program for the Indian traveler to get first-hand topical and reliable information while making decisions on travel. 'Livewire with Ash' is also an opportunity to hear the travel greats from Airlines, Hotels, Travel Operators and Tourism Boards on how they view the Indian traveler and their future plans for India.

Guests on the show include Shri Subodh Kant Sahai (Union Minister for Tourism), Mr. Raymond Bickson (CEO, IHCL and Taj Hotels Group Worldwide), Mr. Adel El Masry (Director of the Egypt Tourism Authority, Asia), Ms. Catherine Oden (Director of Atout France), Mr. Michael Maedar (MD of Switzerland Tourism), Mr. Sriram Narayan (Dy. Commercial Manager, South Asia, British Airways), Mr. Randall Tan (Regional Director of Singapore Tourism Board), Mr. Miguel Nieto-Sandoval (Former Tourism Counselor of Spain Tourism) and many more stalwarts from the travel ecosystem.

The show premiers on 15 October, 2011 and will be aired on Saturdays at 10pm on Explore Travel Channel.

Explore Travel Channel is India's first and premium Travel and Tourism television channel focused on the Indian traveler (travelling outside and within India) as well as the Travel Trade. Available in Hindi and English, Explore Travel Channel is distributed via cable and satellite to over 20 million viewers in Mumbai and Delhi and key travel centric cities and suburbs in India. The programming mix on Explore Travel Channel is Advertiser Friendly in that it does not contain negative content.

Ashwini Kakkar is a well-known name in the Indian Corporate and Travel industry. He is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of Mercury Travels, Chairman of Via, a mobile commerce and technology based Travel Company, and Director of adventure travel company Himalayan Exploration. Prior to this he was MD of Thomas Cook, India.

He has been president of both the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Travel Agents Association of India. He has also served as the Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Corporation, President of Travel Agents Association of India and as Director of DICGC, a subsidiary of the RBI.

A distinguished fellow of the Institute of Directors, London, Mr. Kakkar was knighted by the French Govt. in 2007 and given the title 'Chevalier De L'Ordre Merite'.

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