Travel companies are private retailers or government agencies that sell travel packages for each location on behalf of housing or travel suppliers.
Travel agencies can arrange outdoor recreation, airlines, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, trains, guidebooks, travel insurance, package tours, luggage and medical supply delivery, public transportation schedules, car rentals, and bureau de change services. Travel agencies can be international airline general sales agents.
Indian travel agency MakeMyTrip was founded in 2000. The Gurugram, Haryana-based company sells airline tickets, local and international holiday packages, hotel bookings, rail and bus tickets, and more online.
They have counters at four major Indian airports, over 30 franchisee-owned travel stores in 28 cities, and 14 company-owned travel stores in 14 cities as of March 31, 2018. MakeMyTrip also operates in New York, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Bangkok, and Dubai.
MakeMyTrip offers hotels, rental homes, rail and bus tickets, and flights to numerous destinations on its website. MakeMyTrip released Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry travel apps in 2012. MakeMyTrip’s route planner provides basic information for over 10 lakh (1 million) Indian routes. Hyderabad Metro train tickets are on MakeMyTrip.
2. Thomas Cook India
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., headquartered in Mumbai, India, offers foreign exchange, domestic and international vacations, visas, passports, travel insurance, and MICE. Former British corporation Thomas Cook & Son was formed in 1881 by Thomas Cook.
Thomas Cook launched its first office there and today has over 233 offices in 94 locations in India, Sri Lanka, and Mauritius. The parent company of Thomas Cook India is Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, which owns 67.63% of the company through Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited and its controlled affiliates.
Vacation travel packages to Thailand, the Maldives, Dubai, and other destinations, as well as India holiday packages that take advantage of the country’s diverse landscapes and cultures, are also popular with this travel firm. Visit their website to view the most popular visas, honeymoon packages, international destinations, and more.
Indian travel agency and search engine Yatra.com. Its headquarters are in Gurugram, Haryana. Sabina Chopra, Manish Amin, and Dhruv Shringi founded it August 2006. Intel Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, TV18 Group’s Web18, and Reliance Venture Asset Management Ltd. were early investors.
In April 2011, Valiant Capital Management, Promod Haque’s Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), and Intel Capital invested 2 billion (US$25 million).
Users can get the best discounts and cash back on air, train, and bus bookings, hotel and housing amenities, holiday packages, and more by logging into Yatra.com.
Its website lets customers reserve cars in several Indian cities and globally, and its auto rental network includes at least 5000 major cities. It offers 24/7 customer support and lets users book rail, car, air, bus, and accommodation from anywhere.
4. Clear Trip
Mumbai-based Clear Trip has a travel aggregator website that books flights, trains, hotels, and activities throughout India and the Middle East. Offices are in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and India.
This travel firm offers domestic and international vacation packages, rail and plane ticket e-booking, and hotel reservations. It has also made it easier for travelers to reach their destinations and discover the world’s riches efficiently. Clients can choose their site whenever and from anywhere in India or beyond.
Ashish Kashyap founded Ibibo Group in January 2007. The company is owned by MakeMyTrip (MMT) Limited, which owns 100% of Ibibo Group.
The group owns B2C online travel aggregator Goibibo and online bus ticketing service RedBus.in.
EaseMyTrip was founded in 2008 by Nishant, Rikant, and Prashant Pitti. The New Delhi-based company offers hotel, airline, vacation, bus, and white-label services. EaseMyTrip has offices in Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, and Maldives.
With its excellent 24/7 customer service, the travel agency set a record in this competitive industry by acquiring the loyalty of almost 8 million direct clients without spending much on branding or marketing. This travel agency earned Rs. 2000 Cr in 2021 without VC funding. Its large travel website has been lucrative since its launch.
7. Club Mahindra Holidays
Indian hospitality company Club Mahindra Holidays was founded in 1996. Timeshare vacations are offered by the Mahindra Group. Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Limited is part of Mahindra Leisure and Hospitality. Its main product is vacation ownership, and its brand is “Club Mahindra.” MHRIL primarily provides family vacations through 25/10-year vacation ownership club memberships.
Club Mahindra members can take a week off per year for 25 years, subject to availability. Members can stay at Club Mahindra, Holiday Club Oy, or RCI properties in exchange. Members can opt for ten years.
Members choose a season and apartment while joining. They can trade their season and apartment in the exchange program or carry over their annual privileges, with restrictions. The four holiday seasons are purple, red, white, and blue.
8. Travel Guru Inc.
The most popular travel website in India, Travelguru, offers the lowest rates on hotels, flights, and holiday packages domestically and abroad. Travelguru makes holiday and business travel planning and booking easy.
Travelguru sells cruises, vacations, hotels, and flights. We will soon provide car rentals and other travel services.
Sanjeev Kumar runs it, which serves all Indian travel needs since 2005. However, its transparent pricing and coverage of 60,000+ hotels in 1100+ cities make it a great Indian travel agent.
Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL), a publicly traded Indian company, and Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. own SOTC Travel Limited, formerly SOTC Travel Private Ltd and Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd., a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Group. It offers leisure and corporate travel, destination management, and distribution visa marketing services. The company started in 1949.
SOTC offers global vacations. It also offers MICE and Corporate Tour programs. SOTC Trade Fair Tours serves international trade show exhibitors and attendees. The company claims to have pioneered escorted tours for international tourists in India.