Karun Budhraja

Karun Budhraja

Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, Amadeus Asia Pacific

Travel aficionado Karun joined Amadeus in 2001 based in his home-town of New Delhi, India. Apart from travel, his second passion in life is marketing & communications, and he's also happy to call it his job. Since 2007, Karun has been based in Bangkok, Amadeus’ regional headquarters where he oversees all marketing and communication activities for the Asia Pacific Region. Having worked in an European airline, a large travel conglomerate in India and now in travel technology, Karun still loves the buzz of the ever-changing travel industry where there's always something new to learn. You can follow Karun on LinkedIn.

The million dollar question: What do Indian travelers want?

50 million. It’s the number of outbound Indian travelers the UNWTO expects by 2020. That’s nothing...

Is mobile the master for booking and researching travel? Surprise, surprise…not so much in Northeast Asia

Travelers from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan all have unique travel preferences, especially...

Personalization or privacy: The Southeast Asian travelers’ paradox to sharing their data?

It’s easy to forget just how big Southeast Asia is when it sits next to behemoths like China and India....


Do you know who the Chinese traveller is? Think again

Last year alone 135 million Chinese travelled overseas, spending $261 billion and setting a new record...

Kiwis and Aussies really know how to switch off and enjoy their travels

Planning a trip and travelling without relying on your trusty smartphone – sounds crazy, right? But,...

Five blockbuster videos of Asia Pacific travellers that show what they really think when travelling

We sat down with a variety of travellers from all over Asia Pacific to hear their take on travel. Our Amadeus...


Journey of Me insights reveal that the ‘Asia Pacific traveller’ doesn’t exist! Here’s why.

The ‘Asia Pacific traveller’ is a force to be reckoned with, yet it doesn’t exist! There are many...

Know thy traveller as thy self: India’s young, techie middle class eager to travel the world

A whopping 50 million! That’s the number of outbound Indian travellers the UNWTO expects by 2020....

Who knew that senior travellers in India like to CouchSurf!

India’s massive population is embracing travel and fuelling growth across the board. This diverse...


Young Indian travellers yearn to explore the world

“Not all those who wander are lost.” These immortal words by J.R.R. Tolkien perfectly describe...

Group tours remain popular among Chinese travellers

In my last blog post I introduced you to Gong Xiaoyun, one of a new wave of young, independent Chinese...

Chinese millennial travellers yearn to explore the world

If you’re not prepared to court Chinese travellers, then you are probably already behind the curve....