VisitBritain promotes Vishal Bhatia as Country Manager-India

VisitBritain recently announced two promotions of Vishal Bhatia and Shuja Mehdi as the Country Manager-India and B2B Manager-India, respectively.

Bhatia comes with extensive market knowledge and expertise of the local travel landscape. As the Country Manager-India, he will be taking on the day-to-day aspects of VisitBritain’s operations in India.

Bhatia has been working with VisitBritain since February 2013. He started off as the Deputy Manager and subsequently became the B2B Manager. He was also the Interim Country Manager from June to December 2016. During his tenure, he has played an integral role in delivering the India strategy while leading on all B2B activities in the market. He was also instrumental in delivering the first, joint co-operative partnership under GREAT in 2013.

In March this year, Mehdi re-joined VisitBritain as the B2B Executive and was recently promoted to the B2B Manager-India, VisitBritain. He brings a wealth of industry experience in terms of product distribution, buyer-supplier management, and product development.

Mehdi has been a part of the Indian travel industry since 2004, having begun his career with Amadeus in India. Previously he has worked for British Airways and Air New Zealand before joining VisitBritain in 2011. In 2016, he then moved to the FCO team in Delhi, looking after consular services.