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Key Travel and Tourism industry trends induced by Covid19 and potential opportunities for Entrepreneurship

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The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries significantly. It is changing some travel, planning, spending and consumption behaviors of people. Some of these changes could be long-lasting, if not permanent. It would be beneficial for professionals of travel and tourism industry to not only identify these new trends but also prepare themselves to align with these changes and derive maximum benefits.

This course tracks all the macro and micro economic trends in the Travel and Tourism industry and delves deeper in understanding their short and long-term business and industry impacts. The course is designed for professionals of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality industries to equip them with the right insights and advise to not only meandering through the key trends and changes brought forth by Covid19, but also identify, participate and maximize potential macro and micro entrepreneurship opportunities in these industries.


Jayanth Kolla
Jayanth Kolla
Founder and Partner - Convergence Catalyst
Jayanth brings over Eighteen years of experience in Technology, Product Marketing, Research and Strategy Consulting in the Telecom, Internet and Emerging Technologies (AI/ML, Blockchain & IoT) domains. He is an advisor to the world's leading technology firms, young & fast growing startups and the investor community, and has held various roles with Telecom Carriers, Device Manufacturers and Management Consulting firms in the past. Currently, as a Partner with Convergence Catalyst, Jayanth leverages his hands-on experience and domain expertise to advise various companies to align themselves with the ever-changing technology and market trends, and evolve as leaders in the Digital Convergence space. He mentors a number of progressive and fast growing technology startups on Product & Service Offerings, Business Planning, Go-To-Market Strategies and Fund Raising. Jayanth is also an advisor to various PE & VC firms, Institutional Investors, Hedge Funds and FIIs on private equity transactions and public equity positions. Jayanth is an Advisory Board member of India’s first and only Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based asset fund, Core team member of a global AI think tank, Advisor for a North- American AI platform company, a European Blockchain products company, Advisor and Mentor for NASSCOM’s DeepTech Club of 78 Startups, Evangelist of leading 3rd generation Blockchains, and Founding member of “India IoT Forum”. Jayanth also holds eight patents for innovations in Advance Analytics, AI/ML, IoT and Robotics domains. Jayanth is an oft-quoted industry leader whose viewpoints and analyst notes are regularly published in leading business publications including Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, S&P Global and Financial Times, keynote speaker at various industry thought-leadership conclaves across Asia and Europe, and is also an empaneled judge for Mint’s Digital Innovation Awards, 2019 and MIT's 'Emerging Technologies Young Innovators' (EmTech) Awards', 2017. He’s also a columnist on technology industry trends for Forbes, APAC CIO Outlook, Moneycontrol and Mint magazines and business publications.