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swaminathan

S.Swaminathan

Managing Director, Dravidian trails holidays pvt ltd

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S. Swaminthan is the Managing Director of dravidian trails holidays pvt ltd, the specialised Tour Operator who handle only foreign nationals visiting exclusively Kerala / South India. Founded in 2009, dravidian trails has welcomed thousands of visitors and became the model for a global travel brand. Prior to this Swami was Vice President, Kuoni Destination Management for South India.

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JS. Swaminthan is the Managing Director of dravidian trails holidays pvt ltd, the specialised Tour Operator who handle only foreign nationals visiting exclusively Kerala / South India. Founded in 2009, dravidian trails has welcomed thousands of visitors and became the model for a global travel brand. Prior to this Swami was Vice President, Kuoni Destination Management for South India.

After graduation – B.Sc [Maths], he started his carrier as a typist / office assistant with New Era, a company focussing on Cargo movements. Later Swami moved to Delhi to join in Blue Dart as an on board courier, after spending couple of years and got into Tourism by joining SITA – Kuoni as an assistant. Over the next 19 years, Swami went on to become the Vice President of SITA for South India.

Swami felt the need of a high quality oriented Kerala based organisation to look after overseas guest visiting Kerala / India South and wanted that this company should also transform each guest holiday into unique experience. Pleased that dravidian trails is marching very well in this direction and it had already been awarded National Tourism Award by Government of India consequently for the period 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

Mr. Swaminathan is a democratically elected managing committee member of Kerala Travel Mart [KTM] for the last 10 years and he was the Chairman of the accommodation Committee of Kerala Travel Market 2016.

Swami was one of the youngest Secretary of SKAL INTERNATIONAL COCHIN for the period 2006-2008 and then he went on to become the President SKAL INTERNATIONAL COCHIN for the period 08-10. SKAL is an international organization associated with tourism related activities.

His family upbringing of being simple and respecting every individual have not changed. He of course likes travelling besides listening to music. Married to Mrs. S Annapoorani from whom he learnt that being ordinary is extraordinary. They have two grown up boys.

Swami lives by the principle of “ManavaSeva is MadhavaSeva” – serving fellowmen is serving God.

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