With her varied exposure in the travel industry, comprising 2 decades at Air India, to heading Abacus CRS systems, Regional Head, South East Asia-South African Airways, President-Thomas Cook Travel Businesses & Director-Travel Corporation of India, Nalini Gupta set up Lotus Destinations, the GSA of Costa Cruises in India, in December 2009.
Mrs. Gupta is a firm believer in making things happen and walking the path, not too many people have treaded. This belief led to the company becoming the GSA for the European Cruise Leader – "Costa Cruises" in 2012. Within a year, under Mrs. Gupta’s leadership, Costa Cruises garnered emphatic presence in India and last December, Costa cruise was the first cruise liner to have sailings from Mumbai to Maldives. She truly believes that cruising has great potential in the region and is very optimistic that it will eventually, become the new way of holidaying for Indians.