Theme: How is tourism shaping the future of nations?
A trusted and respected global strategic advisor and five-time author in Tourism & Development, Anita Mendiratta is the Founder and President of CACHET CONSULTING, an international consulting firm working closely with leaders in governments, private sector businesses, and international organizations across the spectrum of Tourism, Aviation, Hospitality and Megaevents.
Anita has established a reputation for providing critical direction, insight and inspiration into destination and business development, recovery and competitiveness.
Alongside her business leadership, Anita is also honored to be:
• Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the UNWTO,
• Strategic partner to the WORLD BANK GROUP, and
• Lead consultant of CNN International’s T.A.S.K. GROUP
In 2011 Anita authored “COME CLOSER: How Tourism is Shaping the Future of Nations”, nominated for the Financial Times Book of the Year, and regarded by Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization UNWTO, as:
“an invaluable resource for tourism leaders, policy-makers and stakeholders as they drive the global tourism economy forward”, emphasizing “Anita’s ability to convey the importance of tourism in terms of its economic value comes second only to her capacity to reveal the very human side of tourism.”
This was followed in 2013 by Anita’s authoring of “Tourism Stories: How Tourism Enriched My Life”, and in 2015 by “Tourism Shaping Tomorrow – Global Observatories Of Sustainable Tourism - Building A Better Tourism Future” and “Tourism Stories (Volume 2): My Story, My Community, Our Future”, both books on special commission by the UNWTO. In 2016, she authored the Philippines Edition of “Tourism Stories” on special assignment for the UNWTO, Philippines Department of Tourism and USAID.
As a result of her international reputation as an advisor, author, presenter and confidante at the highest levels, Anita has become a sought-after speaker, moderator, Board member and coach for leaders, businesses and nations across the globe.