At a time when travel sites are proliferating faster than videos on youtube, Forbes’ foray into travel with a new luxury travel site represents a strikingly different approach. Forbes is doing what it does best – targeting a select clientele of affluent travelers, leisure and business. In hitching its website to the lifestyles of the rich and famous, Forbes has smartly followed a counter-trend. With most new travel sites focussing on user-content, myspace like communities, sharing and blogging, ForbesTraveler.com is bound to find a ready audience among globe-trotting baby boomers and millionnaire clubs.
Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017. View all posts by Vijay Dandapani