This week, I sat down with Hansini Sharma, Practice Lead at Acquis Consulting Group, to delve into the rapidly changing landscape of the travel industry. The episode is a journey through the nexus of innovation and execution, setting the stage for transformative impacts on both business and leisure travel. Hansini’s 15+ years of industry experience shine as she outlines the paradigm shifts driven by sustainability and technological advancements. She elaborates on how cultural awareness and employee engagement are becoming the linchpins of change and how the industry is reacting.

The conversation spans from practical insights to big-picture vision, touching on both the immediate challenges and long-term opportunities that the multi-trillion-dollar travel sector faces. This episode serves as a catalyst for leaders in innovation, ESG, and corporate travel management to rethink their strategies and offers actionable advice and thought-provoking dialogue on harnessing innovation to drive sustainable change. Tune in to explore the intersection of vision and execution in travel, and leave with new perspectives that can be immediately applied to your own organizational frameworks.

Name: Hansini Sharma
Title: Practice Lead
Company:  Acquis Consulting Group

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Hansini Sharma leads the Travel Practice at Acquis Consulting Group and is a strategic thinker who views travel with the same mindset as other core operating functions by leveraging her business acumen across operations, procurement, and finance. Through a combination of 15 years of consulting and industry experience, Hansini has served numerous clients with their T&E needs. Her client engagements include acting as the program manager for large-scale travel program creation and implementations, leading strategic sourcing initiatives, advising on customer experience transformation, and providing IPO readiness support. 

Outside of her day job, Hansini is actively involved in the broader travel industry. She founded the first free global travel incubator in 2020, serves on the BTN DE&I Steering Committee and BTN Innovate Steering Committee, is a frequent speaker at BTN events and GBTA Conventions, and is an advisor to the NYU Tisch Center of Hospitality Innovation Hub. Hansini is a champion for innovation in the travel industry and is dedicated to and passionate about providing her clients with the tools to build and grow their businesses.