Founder and Principal Consultant,
Elevated Consultancy and Training & World Women Tourism
Nisha is a management consultant, corporate trainer and academic with more than 25 years extensive management experience in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events industry.
As the Founder of Elevated Consultancy and Training, Nisha is currently involved in regional and international consultancy work in the area of tourism and hospitality development in destinations that include Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Vietnam, South Africa and Malaysia. She has provided marketing and management consul to destination marketing teams to develop long term strategic plans. She is currently part of an international team of tourism experts to steer Cape Town, South Africa’s, Tourism Roadmap 2035. Nisha is also involved in capacity planning and development of tourism workforce to enhance the quality of service provision in emerging tourism markets. She has extensively trained and developed travel intermediaries, tourism boards and hospitality employees.
Nisha is a co-founder of World Women Tourism, a network intelligence platform that provides opportunities to women in tourism to connect, grow and flourish. The organization visions to impact the trajectory of women in the tourism industry through promoting diversity, knowledge sharing, building networks, capacity building and opening up business opportunities. Capitalising on her tourism experience and knowledge, Nisha is an invited keynote speaker, thought leader and panelist for conferences and seminars in internationally.
Nisha is also a qualified corporate trainer and professional coach. Her wide training exposure in diverse fields, industries and destinations provides her with a unique advantage to transfer best practices and service standards to organisations and destinations. In recognition of her high-quality work, Nisha has been bestowed with several awards, including the Outstanding Tourism Trainer 2010 accolade by Workforce Development Authority (WDA) of Singapore.
Nisha is a passionate academic and lecturers at several higher educational institutions teaching a wide range of tourism, hospitality and events management subjects as well as a curriculum developer for academic and professional skills-based programs. Her research interests are in the areas of women in tourism, tourism branding and marketing, tourism education, halal tourism and sustainable tourism.