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Anticipating the impact of technology, 14 years ago, TravelBiz Monitor introduced an industry-first live news portal, with hourly online reporting on travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality industries. Since then, we have created a niche for ourselves by providing analytical stories and statistical information to the travel trade on a regular basis. To keep this momentum going, the Editorial team has decided to showcase new-age technology products and services every month that have the potential to disrupt the market further. Moreover, the time now is also appropriate as the on-going pandemic has further widened the scope of using technology.

For this unique initiative, TravelBiz Monitor has partnered with ‘Start-up Mentor Board’, a visionary platform with credentials in business, technology, e-commerce, digital market place, payment solutions and IT infrastructure, to highlight the stories of new-age technology ideas. Start-up Mentor Board has been set-up as an initiative to mentor and guide the travel technology driven start–ups and facilitate collaboration in the larger travel ecosystem.

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The Board is spearheaded by well-known thought leader Ashish Kumar, who is also the Co-Chairman of FICCI Travel Technology Committee. It comprises Bharti Maan, who has led start-ups to scale rapidly; Patrick Richards, an experienced travel industry leader in the UK; Chetan Kapoor, an analyst with deep understanding of the travel and tourism business and trends; Kartik Sharma, an artificial intelligence practitioner; Karthik Venkataraman, a digital transformation & an e-commerce visionary; Jure Bratkic, who led innovative solutions in the USA and Kyasha Bhoola, with expertise and advanced insight into the travel industry across Africa.

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Startup Name:
Core Team: Aditya Darooka & Nikhil Kulkarni
Founding Year: 2016
Company Website: is a platform that helps people to create dynamic packages for holidays to any part of the world and book them in real-time at the click of a button! With tripDarwin one can:
1. Create a package including hotels, transfers, local car/transport, sightseeing, meals and even tour guides;
2. Explore Trip suggestions for destinations you not known much about; and
3. Modify existing packages to the preference of the traveller.

The differentiating factor of tripDarwin apart is the depth of content and the range of flexibility along with fulfillment ability. The founders have spent years curating the content and building partnerships that few in the world of travel have under one roof.

Darwin is a technology-enabled travel company that is reaching out to travel agents/companies of all sizes to help them address the following major problems:

1. Reduce overhead through automation;
2. Reduce turn-around time for packages;
3. Improve package enquiry-to-conversion ratio;
4. Improve profitability by selling new destinations.

tripDarwin was founded by Aditya Darooka and Nikhil Kulkarni in 2016. Between them, they combine Travel and Technology experience of over 35 years. Aditya started his first travel company in 2008 after working as an ethical hacker with KPMG and is channeling his significant industry knowledge into this platform. Nikhil, who spent more than a decade with KPMG consulting clients on technology, is using his technology background to helm the tech.

With cutting-edge features and combination of data and travel intelligence, tripDarwin is ready to change the way the world of travel works!


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