Inder Raj Ahluwalia
Inder Raj Ahluwalia is an internationally renowned travel and aviation writer who has been recognised several times over as the 'most-awarded, most-honoured and best travel writer in the world.' Ahluwalia has been writing on travel, tourism and aviation for the past 30 years for leading Indian and foreign newspapers and magazines. He has lectured at several national and international forums, and has been part of 'think-tank' activities involving tourism, heritage, environment and aviation. Ahluwalia's brilliant and distinguished writing career has been crowned by several international and national awards for travel writing. His long list of honours and awards includes the prestigious Mark Twain Travel Journalism Award by the Heidelberg Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Medaille d'Or du Tourisme (Gold Medal of Tourism) by the French Ministry of Tourism; a special Swiss Tourism Award; and the Best Travel Writer in India trophy. He has also been recognised and nominated for diverse honours by several other tourism boards and private organisations.