Compass would not be the same sans its team. They plan your tour, take care of your preferences and pay attention to the smallest detail that eventually goes a long way in giving you the ultimate holiday experience.. Meet the COMPASS TEAM
Sue Hunter :
Sue Hunter has been involved in the travel industry for over 25 years. Her area of expertise is exotic Asia with a particular emphasis on India. She has travelled extensively and has completed Destination Specialists Certification in many regions. She is also an "Aussie specialist". Sue is familiar not only with the most popular destinations but also the "off the beaten track", secret hideaways nestled here and there throughout Europe and the world. She has lived in France and is a Certified French Specialist and travelled extensively in Europe concentrating on the Mediterranean countries.
Her flair for the exotic helps her to identify the most unique and romantic destinations for your memorable vacation. From basking in the sun in Goa or exploring the palaces of Rajasthan, Sue can plan your vacation and more.
Varsha belongs to Jhansi, a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. “Jhansi grew in popularity during the reign of the Marathas because of the heroics of its valiant queen, Rani Lakshmi Bai”. She graduated from the Uttar Pradesh University and completed her masters in tourism from the state of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.
She believes that to be successful in the area of tourism, one need’s to enjoy working with people and be able to think on their feet. Travelling helps in learning about the host of well known, even the not so well known travel destinations. This is what, she says, helps her in designing the tour, including the right destinations reflecting culture, religion, charming cities and adventure.
She is a methodical tour planner and is extremely helpful to her guests. The only other thing that she loves as much as writing is travelling. She brings with her six years of experience in tour planning and is currently involved in R&D of new markets for the company.
In her own words, “The greatest reward is the repeat and referral business developed from client relationships. This is my motive and I look forward to it. I really feel as if I've made the right career choice. My travel clients become my friends and some of them treat me like family.''Varsha strongly believes that success relies on professionalism, integrity and discipline. She always makes an effort in explaining everything to everybody. She played a major role in the setting up of our UK satellite office, just like always. Compass would not have been what it is today without her.
Anchal has always been in love with "travel" visiting different places with her parents from a very young age. That is what led to her pursuing an MBA in TOURISM.
Anchal’s popular for two things here at Compass, her sense of humour and her knowledge of Geography. How much she loves travel is apparent from the fact that she was the highest scorer in her batch and was picked up by MAKE MY TRIP from the college campus. She wasn’t satisfied with the mundane airline travel booking job since she was capable of and aspired to do much more. She was at a cross but wasn’t really looking for a change when COMPASS found her. Our ideas and vision matched so it was not very difficult to get her on board. According to Anchal, different places, people and their culture always fascinated her and it does open your mind to a way of life practised millions of miles away from your home. She says working at Compass was one of the best decisions she’s ever taken, we say for her expertise, sincerity and those clever one liners, we’re lucky to have her.
A graduate in Science with majors in Zoology, Biology and Chemistry from University of Lucknow, she too went ahead and completed her MBA in TOURISM from the same university.It was one great leap to switch over from the field of Science to Tourism but when Anupama made up her mind she went on to achieve her goal with ease and excellence.
Reason enough for her to be in COMPASS. She’s a fabulous travel consultant, one of the best we have - one of the warmest persons you’ve ever come across. She is in charge of new destinations and the yearly budget for travel for the team members. In her own words - "I love to explore a destination rather than just visiting it" - she is clinical in tour planning and good with finance. We are sure the "science background" helps her always. Before joining "COMPASS INDIA" she was working with the Taj Group of Hotels in "operations" which is why she understands our guests so well. She joined Compass India with a belief that she will get a platform to fulfil her dreams about her profession and she says that’s exactly how things are unfolding.
She belongs to the Holy City Varanasi. (She insisted we write this) Sukriti left a very promising career in hotel industry to join COMPASS. She is a hotel management degree holder from the best institute in India and had everything going for her at the TAJ HOTELS. As a senior manager handling Front Office and training she was billed as the next "future manager" of TAJ. She spent three great years with them but wanted to see more of INDIA and the world. It was a day of great pleasure when she expressed her interest in joining COMPASS as she being with the best in the hotel industry wanted to be with the best in the travel industry. (In her words again) The "operations" department is always on "tenterhooks" since Sukriti is known as one of the strictest managers in the hotel industry and knows the inside-out of all reservation departments and reports. Her experience in training has helped us a lot and her dedication to work always means hassle-free travel for COMPASS guests.
Born in India, Shweta has formed strong cultural, emotional and working relationships with the Indian Sub-continent. An imaginative and passionate traveler from an early age - Her extensive trips around the region in the past decade has given her extensive knowledge of the travel destinations as well as the logistics that come into play for the design and operation of any tour. She has traveled extensively throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
Shweta is a wildlife enthusiast and is very passionate about birding. She has been on numerous wildlife trips in various wildlife parks of India including Jim Corbett, Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Etc. She always has some interesting stories to share regarding her adventurous wildlife expeditions. A traveler at heart and a Travel Professional by choice, Shweta is known for her keen sense of what is required to "make things happen".
Shweta has also been frequenting London to manage the Marketing and Promotions for Compass in the United Kingdom. She manages the UK office for Compass and travels back and forth from London to explore new destinations in India. She has taken part in many international Travel and Trade shows in the United Kingdom to create awareness about India as a Leisure Travel destination among the travelers. It also helps her understand the specific requirements of the travelers and to open a direct communication channel between the company and the guests.
Shweta started her career with the Customer Service Industry. However she left a promising career and joined COMPASS to pursue her passion in travel trade. She loves to explore new destinations and meet new people. Her in-depth knowledge and intimate understanding of the environs & the sub-continent, combined with a understanding of the travelers requirements is a major asset to the company. She ensures that every aspect of the tour is carefully planned and arranged. She would not hesitate to go that 'extra mile' to create that perfect holiday experience for her guests. Shweta is supported by a highly efficient and professional operations team and administration team in the company. She is known to be a strict and disciplined person in the office and does not get distracted easily while working.
Vaishali hails from India. Although she was born in Chennai, South India, she was brought up in Calcutta while her roots are in Maharashtra. Her multi-ethnic background automatically makes Vaishali multi-lingual. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and Spanish.
Doing justice to her warm, vibrant nature, and a permanent curiosity for knowing places and creative things - Vaishali took up Hotel Management - a path which was unconventional as compared to the Medical and the Engineering fields popular at that time.
Along side here Hotel management Diploma she graduated from the IGNOU, in Delhi. She joined the Taj and her career and has never looked back since. She has over 14 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. She’s worked with the Radisson Edwardian Hotels in London as well as with a renowned strategic events company in Spain, where she’s been living for the last two years.
While in London and Spain, Vaishali realized that she missed the “Indian - ness” around and having a natural flair for travel and tourism she delighted in sharing her knowledge of the country. She loves to learn about new cultures, countries, and might we say, is an enthusiastic tour advisor. Her love for India is what brought her to Compass, where she has been able to follow her passion for travel while sharing her love for her nativeland. Vaishali's exuberance and chirpiness even in the face of adversity never fails to bring a smile on her co-worker's faces.
Vaishali believes that perfecting the art of hospitality involves commitment and an irresistible obsession which should be strong and passionate- something that has to come from within! A genuine empathy towards people even makes guests feel that she is like a friend. Her knowledge of India and whichever city she has visited, secret shopping haunts - even authentic eating houses will help you make the most of you trip to India.