Anticipating the impact of technology, 16 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.
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: INDIA EXPERIENCES (YEXPLORE PVT LTD)
Core Team: Nidhi Bansal & Sachin Bansal
Founding year: 2024
Website (under construction): www.indiaexperiences.in
Description: INDIA EXPERIENCE, a visionary venture led by Nidhi Bansal & Sachin Bansal to revolutionize the travel industry with its commitment to sustainability, technology, and positive social impact. As pioneers in both inbound and domestic markets, the founders bring unparalleled expertise, setting the stage for transformative travel experiences.
Distinguishing itself through a dedication to sustainable tourism, INDIA EXPERIENCES as a brand seamlessly integrates cultural exploration with environmental responsibility. Meticulously curated tours unveil India’s diverse landscapes, historical landmarks, and vibrant communities, leaving a positive footprint through eco-friendly practices and active contributions to local communities. A hallmark of INDIA EXPERIENCES™ is its innovative use of technology to enhance customer experiences. Through a cutting-edge platform, travellers effortlessly explore and book immersive experiences tailored to their preferences. Augmented reality guides and virtual reality previews elevate the journey, ensuring unforgettable moments for every traveller. Beyond being a tourism brand, INDIA EXPERIENCES serves as a facilitator of global B2B networks, connecting businesses worldwide.