Destination Reporter is India’s first B2B travel magazine with a B2C approach in editorial strategy. www.destinationreporterindia.com, the digital version of the publication presents well-curated features, in-depth industry analyses, comprehensive news coverage, interviews with industry leaders, opinions by trade experts and impartial product reviews. Destination Reporter is a ‘must read’ for the travel trade professional who has to be well informed to market destinations, attractions and experiences. We are one of the leading travel media in the region with a strong follower base across all digital platforms.
Since 2020, Destination Reporter is managed by INVIS Private Limited, an ICT solutions powerhouse based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. INVIS (formerly Invis Multimedia Private Limited) has been offering lCT Solutions and Services since 1996. It is the only institution in India that has been maintaining a state tourism board website – www.keralatourism.org – for 24 years. Besides providing ICT solutions and services, INVIS undertakes digital media production, digital marketing, publishing and e-learning. The company has won 35 prestigious awards at the international, national and state levels over the years.
A journalist-turned entrepreneur, Athul is currently the Director & COO of INVIS Private Limited. Prior to joining INVIS in 2020, he was the Director & Executive Editor of Destination Business Media, which published three magazines - Destination Reporter, Destination Kerala Business Magazine and technopolis, a campus magazine for IT professionals in Kerala.
Before joining Destination Business Media in 2015, Athul was with The New Indian Express (TNIE) daily for nearly eight years. Having started his career as a journalist in TNIE Thiruvananthapuram Bureau, he took up the challenge of leading TNIE’s Kozhikode unit at a young age and at a time when the nation’s two leading English newspapers had just launched their editions across Kerala. Besides building a vibrant reporting team, TNIE Kozhikode launched its city supplement 'City Express' (Wednesdays and Fridays) and also brought out a special edition during his tenure on the occasion of the unit’s 20th anniversary. A journalist with social commitment and responsibility, Athul has been covering politics, crime, agriculture and social issues.
A graduate in Geology, Athul completed his MA programme – Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ) from Kerala University with first rank. He is also an avid photography enthusiast and has practiced convergence journalism in TNIE. He has received Special Mention for Best Investigative Reporting at the awards instituted by the Alumni Association of the Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Kerala.