Eastbound Bolsters Leadership Team With Key Appointments

The company has announced the appointment of Manoj Thapliyal as Head of Product and Reshma Naqvi as AVP Business development


Eastbound, is strengthening its leadership team as it looks to expand its product offering across newer segments and drive business transformation.

The company has announced the appointment of Manoj Thapliyal as Head of Product and Reshma Naqvi as AVP Business development. The new appointees will work closely with Prrithviraj Singh, Co-founder and Director, to further accelerate growth of brand Eastbound.

Offering some of the most unique and unusual travel experiences in the region, Eastbound has built a remarkable reputation as one of India’s premier experiential travel companies. The decision to strengthen and realign the existing talent in the organization is a strategic move to support the ongoing brand expansion and capitalize on the recent resumption of inbound travel and multiple growth opportunities that lie ahead.

Manoj Thapliyal brings with him a deep understanding of the world of travel and over 22 years of diverse experience across organizations like Travel Corporation India Ltd and Sita where he led the business from Audley Travels UK. As the Head of Product at Eastbound, Manoj will offer his expertise for building unique and exclusive travel experiences, profit performance and ensuring the best in class customer experience across cities.

Speaking on his new role Manoj commented, “To watch Eastbound emerge as a leader in the experiential travel industry while sustaining and expanding its community has been nothing short of fascinating. The company is focused at building a strong team to contribute to an enhanced customer experience, backed by an excellent product. The future possibilities are immense and I look forward to being a key facilitator of Eastbound’s growth and footprint in India. Truly excited to be part of the team and for the next phase of growth and excellence.”

In her earlier stint, Reshma was the Vice President at Secrets of India, where she led several critical brand-building initiatives across varied segments. Previously she has worked with Cox & Kings and TWX in varied sales and operations capacities. This will be her second stint at Eastbound where she was earlier responsible for building the luxury market segment from Germany and USA.

"I am delighted to return to Eastbound and thankful to the organization for this opportunity. It is an exciting time for inbound travel and I will continue to ensure that the rich experience and sense of community synonymous with brand Eastbound remains consistent, with a marked uptick in quality. The pandemic has only accelerated the interest in experiential travel and I hope to be able to decode this demand for our discerning clients across the globe”, stated Reshma.

Welcoming the new talent on board, Prrithviraj Singh, Co-founder and Director, Eastbound, stated, “Eastbound has grown from strength to strength over the last two decades. We have devoted the last two years towards realigning our strategy for the new world and building high-quality tech at par with successful international platforms. As we embark on our next phase of growth, industry knowledge and experience will be more crucial than ever and therefore we are thrilled to welcome Manoj and Reshma to our core leadership team.”

Speaking about Eastbound’s immediate plans he further added, “In our endeavor to provide our customers with enriching, safe and well-managed experiences, our objective at Eastbound is to bring to life unforgettable travel experiences by combining great product, service and hospitality with technology as the enabler for a new and innovative way of experiencing travel. I am very pleased to share that with these new leadership announcements we will strive to further enrich the experiences for our existing community and scale towards something we can collectively be proud of.”

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