Industry captain and our Chairman - Subhash Goyal

Our Chairman, Mr. Subhash Goyal has not only steered the company to its present position of strength and emerged as a capable business leader but has expanded his area of operation to work for the entire travel industry. The Industry too has in return reposed trust in him by offering him numerous forums and platforms to espouse industry concerns.

Today he is counted among the travel fraternity's foremost spokesperson. Over the past years he has served the industry in various capacities and at present also holds many important positions in government and industry's associations.

  • Member - National Tourism Advisory Council, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
  • Hony. Secretary – Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH)
  • Chairman – Tourism & Services Sector of Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.
  • Chairman – Assocham Tourism & Hospitality Council
  • Chairman – Expert Committee on Civil Aviation & Tourism Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI)
  • Hony. Secretary General for Indo Latin American Chamber of Commerce
  • Immediate Past President - Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO)
  • President – Confederation of Tourism Professionals
  • Author of a book entitled “Poverty Eradication & Economic Development Through Tourism”

About Subhash Goyal

Subhash Goyal

Mr. Subhash Goyal, Chairman addressing the gathering on 14th September, 1973.

Seated from Left to Right
Mrs Ambika Soni, Dr. Karan Singh, Prof. Bhim Singh

Born in Delhi, Subhash Goyal did his B.Com (Hon.) and is the recipient of the highest honour of Shri Ram College of Commerce (the Hora Gold Medal). He displayed leadership qualities from the very beginning and was elected President of the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) in the Second year of College, becoming the youngest-ever DUSU President (1966-67). An M.B.A. from Delhi University, Subhash Goyal went on to become the President of the All India Central Board of University Students' Union (1967-70), a body representing over 9 million students. He received his PhD Doctorate Degree in Business studies from the Intercultural open University, Netherlands.

Subhash Goyal is the founder Chairman of STIC Travel Group of Companies, which he started in 1973 as a small travel and information center for students and built it up as one of the largest travel businesses in India, with 40 offices having over 300 professionally trained employees, representing various International Airlines and other tourism related products and services.

An ardent advocate of liberal aviation and tourism policies, Subhash Goyal is constantly trying to persuade the government to allow more International Airlines to start flying to India.

He was unanimously elected as the President of the Indian Association of Tour Operators for 6 years in a row (1995-2000). He has also been an honorary member of various Government bodies including the Tourism Board of Government of India, U.P. Tourism Board, Haryana Tourism Board, Government Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior, Airport Authority of India, Hotel classification committee, Treasurer - PATA India Chapter, Editor IATO News and a Member of the Tourism Committee of the Planning Commission.

Mr. Goyal is also the Recipient of Gem of India Award, Udyog Gaurav Award, Award for Excellence, Award for promoting National integration and contribution to the tourism industry of India, Order of Merit, he has also received several honors and awards from the Airlines he represents. He is also the recipient of the International man of the millennium Award from International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, Indira Gandhi Millennium Award 2000 and the 5000 personalities of the World award from the American Biographical Institute.

He has been an advisor to various national and international organisations and a columnist with the Hindustan Times on Tourism and Civil Aviation. He has been regularly contributing articles in various trade magazines and newspapers for the development and promotion of tourism in India and South Asia.


  • "Hall of Fame" at 14th Annual International Hospitality India & Travel Awards – 2018
  • Travel Scapes - Versatile Excellence Travel Awards (VETA) – 2018
  • World Tourism Day – National Summit on Tourism – 27th September, 2018
  • Delhiites - Entrepreneur of the year Award – 2017
  • All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum – Award of Exceptional Leader’s of Excellence in Travel & Tourism – 2017
  • Safari India – Industry Icon 2017
  • Today’s Traveller – Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017
  • International Tourism Conclave & Travel Awards – July 2017
  • Lovely Professional University – Distinguished Author of Tourism – 2016
  • ITCTA Lifetime Achievement Award (Jammu) – November 2016
  • SATTE – Participation & Support 2016
  • Skilled India Entrepreneurs Award – March 2016
  • InfraLOG – Asia Aviation Associates – National Summit on Logistic & Infrastructure – 2015
  • Tamil Nadu Tourism Award – 2015
  • Rotary Club of Delhi, Rajendra Place – Sterling contribution & Constant Efforts Award – May 2015
  • Safari India – Best Professional for promoting Tourism World Wide – 2015
  • OTM – Most Influential Person – 2014
  • Institute of marketing & Management (IMM) – Memento of Appreciation – 2014
  • ITFT Education Group – Award of Honour – 2014
  • North India Travel Awards – Travel Blazer – 2014
  • Media Press Club – Rashtriya Media Ratan – 2013
  • TAAI – Diamond Jubilee Indian Travel Congress – 60th Convention & Exhibition March 2012 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 4th Indian Tourist Transporters Association Convention (ITTA) – Sept 2012
  • Received Outstanding Task Force Leader Award 2001.
  • Recipient of Rashriya Ratna Award from United Indians at a glittering function in 2001.
  • Award for promoting national integration and contribution to the Tourism Industry of India. Order of Merit 1994.
  • Indian Friendship Society Award 1992
  • Udyog Gaurav Award 1992
  • Gem of India Award 1991
  • Award for Excellence 1991
  • Indira Gandhi Millennium Award 2000 and the 5000 personalities of the World award from the American Biographical Institute.
  • Recipient of the Alumni Award from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
  • Recipient of the International man of the millennium Award from International Biographical Center, Cambridge
  • Also received several honors and awards from the Airlines represented.