About Let’s Travel – a unique travel magazine and newspaper
Launched in July 2007, as a travel magazine with a difference, Let’s Travel focused on the growing needs of the fast expanding Indian travel and tourism industry, as well as those of modern-day Indian travellers looking for much more than information on leisure travel.
The magazine’s editorial content comprised well-researched, comprehensive articles on travel and leisure, study travel, business travel, air and rail travel, cruises, medical tourism, religious tourism, sports tourism, M.I.C.E. tourism, eco-tourism, and engrossing features on topics ranging from Bollywood and short breaks to global jobs, global trade and visas. The magazine also carried interviews with Consuls and High Commissioners of various Consulates.
Foreign trade: A new feature of Let’s Travel was the coverage of foreign trade and investment through information on lucrative investment markets overseas, international trade fairs, trade laws and formalities in different countries, etc.
In 2008, Mr. Mansukhani decided to donate all proceeds from sales and subscriptions to the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust. Subscribers had to write out their cheques directly in favour of the Foundation and also got the benefit of Income Tax benefits under Section 80G.
Readership: All-India readership of about 10 lakhs. Also around 1000 copies were distributed to all airlines’ offices, consulates, diplomatic missions, trade commissions, travel agents, tourism boards, hotels, hospitals, Bollywood celebrities and Government Ministries. Rukmani Publishing House, Mumbai, published 32000 copies of the last issue.
E-zine: Let’s Travel has established its presence on the Internet as an e-zine which also features its fortnightly – Let’s Travel Newspaper – launched in 2013.
About Let’s Travel Newspaper: India’s first consumer travel newspaper
An all-colour fortnightly that hit newsstands in towns and cities across India on 1 February, 2103, its contents are along the same lines as the magazine published earlier.
“I am happy to learn that Let’s Travel is being published by Rukmani Publishing House to cater to the burgeoning travel and tourism industry.”
Ambika Soni, former Hon’ble Minister for Tourism & Culture
“With a quantum increase in travel both in and out of the country, there is an urgent need to provide travellers accurate, reliable and updated information on all aspects of travel. Let’s Travel strives to provide all this and much more.”
Praful Patel, former Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation.
“I have gone through several issues of Let’s Travel and was extremely impressed by the contents. Your magazine is totally different from the regular travel magazines one comes across which only focus on destinations, glossy pictures and luxury travel.”
Priya Dutt, M.P. and Trustee of NDMCT
Publisher & Editor
Mr. Ramesh T. Mansukhani is an experienced travel industry professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of travel management. During his years in the travel industry, he realized that most Indian travellers were unacquainted with essential travelling formalities and related information. His natural understanding of the needs of travellers and his desire to keep them abreast of the latest requirements for every type of travel spurred him on to publish an exceptional travel magazine like Let’s Travel.
Mr. Mansukhani also runs a travel agency located at Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, which offers premium travel-related services including travel management, ticketing, visa consultancy and trade promotion services.
Veena Patwardhan is an experienced Mumbai-based writer, copyeditor and copywriter, and also a science journalist. She has written for national and international publications and her work has also been published in anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul. More details are available on her website www.veenapatwardhan.com where she also blogs about The Senior Years.