A pioneer in the Indian Travel Industry, the late Mr. Inder Sharma joined the Tourism Industry in 1953 as a transfer assistant. In 1955, he was selected by SITA World Travel Inc., New York for a 6-month advanced training in Travel Management in the USA. After completing his training he returned to India and opened the first SITA office here in 1956.
He worked as the Regional Manager (India) from 1956 to 1963 post which he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Asia. In 1963, SITA World Travel Inc. was established as an Indian Private Limited Company and Mr. Sharma took charge as Managing Director. SITA India grew from strength to strength and by March 2000 it had over 23 pan-India offices and 9 international marketing offices.
With a Masters in Economics from Delhi University, (late) Mr. Inder Sharma married Dr.Aruna Sharma, a Medical Practitioner. They have two children, daughter Neeraj married to KaviGhei and son Arjun married to Jyotsana. They have two grand daughters – Shreya Ghei and Amaraaha Sharma from Neeraj/Kavi and Arjun/Jyotsana respectively.
In his lifetime he was considered a father of modern Tourism and he worked very closely with various Goverments and private companies to enhance and grow Tourism India . His dna was Tourism and Hospitality and he led a lot of Global and Indian travel and tourism associations in his journey (Late) Inder Sharma along with his children Arjun and Neeraj conceived Select CITYWALK along with their partners the Aaronegroup.
Select CITYWALK is often regarded as the benchmark for modern retailing in Delhi and NCR region! Spread over 1.3 million square feet, the shopping centre brings an unforgettable shopping and lifestyle experience with a plethora of brands, Serviced Apartments, Cinemas, Health Club, Destination Restaurants, Cafes, bistros and more to the affluent South Delhi consumer audience. Aiming to make for an unmatched shopping experience, the outlets here offer convenience and several value added services to customers. Home to more than 190 internationally acclaimed brands; it also offers a wide range of dining, lifestyle and entertainment options.
To know more about this Doyen and his life get a copy of his autobiography All Doors opened available at leading book stores and on Amazon