Our Founder

Tirun CEO

Late Mr. Gautam Chadha

TIRUN was established and promoted by Gautam Chadha, an entrepreneur and a travel industry professional.

Gautam had over 35 years of experience in the travel industry in India and abroad. In 1991, the entrepreneur in Gautam surfaced and he returned to India and set-up the India operations of Discover the World Marketing (DTWM), representing leading global travel brands including US Airways, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn Hotels, Hertz and Universal Studios.

Gautam and his team's track record showed the value creation for all brands represented. High brand awareness, continuous annual revenue growth and quality service delivery which is a "benchmark" within the industry, are his notable contributions. He was responsible for spearheading the cruise revolution in India. Under his dynamic leadership, DTWM-India was an unqualified success.

On May 01, 2001 he rechristened DTWM-India as TIRUN, preparing himself and his team for a new and challenging future business environment, and concentrated on cruise representations. In 2001, he also set-up one of India's first online travel portals JourneyMart.com.