6 start-ups travel start-ups to ease travel woesSmriti Saxena
If you are looking for traveling and gathering experiences as a ‘local’ versus a ‘vacationer’, we have these companies who can sort these out for you, ranked on popularity by categories and demand:
Hand-picked Experiential: From boutique hotels to mud huts to tree houses, Wandertrails can be your problem solver. They claim to be an experience first company, and they provide unique curated travel experiences. All you need to do: go online, put in your budget and you are sorted.If you don’t know the destination, then wandertrails provides a list of ‘trending’ destinations and activities to help you pin down your destination while your bags are packed.
Thematic vacations: Check them out for themed holidays and flash sales, Travkart.com provides both domestic and international holidays. Equipped with app-based bookings and cashback opportunities, the company has gained popularity for organising traditional holiday packages and assistance in weekend getaways.
For those ultimate road trips: We all love road trips and planning and doing a perfect one has its own challenges. There are these Mumaikars who have got it all sorted, Scoutmytrip by Deepak Ananth and Vineet Rajan will ensure a smooth, hassle free journey by providing details of nearest washrooms, petrol pumps as well as suggestions for grub. They also have a live chat panel on the website where all possible assistance is provided to help you navigate through all your journeys.
If you want it sorted end to end:Try out Trip Exploria, its a premium travel and vacation planning company that specializes in creating personalized itineraries for both leisure and business. We provide end to end services that runs entire gamut from overseas client visit assistance, airport conveyance, city sightseeing’s and short gateways, culinary trails, hotel stays, corporate events and gifting.
Corporate and Group travel : Fourth on our list is similar to a conventional travel planner except that ghoomophiro specializes in corporate travel which means they understand and anticipate the possible needs of group travel. Boasting of a reputed list of travels, ghoomophiro offer quote-based services depending on client needs.They don’t just recommend the latest in travel trends but also travel accessories.
Bread & breakfast: An emerging name in the hospitality sector in India, Treebo intends to cover all room essentials such as wi fi and breakfast within the keyword ‘budget’. Currently offering over 6000 rooms in nearly 50 cities, Treebo offers services to both individuals and corporates with plans to create over 1300 properties by end of 2017.
How were these companies chosen?
- An announcement was made on social media to invite nominations initially for Huffington Post blog.
- All entries were put out for public voting on Travel Samosa Facebook page.