Disrupting adventure tourism in India – Thrillophilia.com

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Adventure tourism industry in India has registered an increase of about 500 per cent growth over the last decade. The addressable portion in the activity space stands at $20 billion globally. This makes the activity segment the third largest segment in the travel industry, after hotel and air travel. According to studies, the global average price of an activity purchase is less than $100 and in India it is even lesser and stands at $28 but the volumes have growing at much faster pace.

Founded in april,2009, Thrillophilia is the biggest activity travel curator for India. They simplify activity travel for the user by providing organized activity options while planning and unique local experiences while travelling. Thrillophilia’s travel explorers travel across to curate best local experiences and handpick the best local guides and vendors to give you a complete offbeat experience. Thrillophilia.com is an eco-tourism and adventure travel company with ambitions to change tourism for the long-term benefit of local people, tourists, the environment and tourism industry.

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With more than 500 corporate customers, 40000 travellers and 1500 trips across India, Thrillophilia becomes the one stop solution for local experiences, activities and things to do.

They are trying to disrupt the activity travel market by building a platform (booking engine) to connect travel agents, suppliers and consumers under one platform.

They have served more than 40000 travelers till date. Majority of its customers come from different corporates who look for offbeat experiences for their teams. They have served more than 500 corporates and are on vendor list of many MNC’s and Indian corporate giants. They also have lot of international travelers as our high paying customers who look for activities and offbeat getaways across India.

Thrillophilia currently offers more than 400 tours and over 1400 new experiences ranging from sea kayaking in Goa to bamboo rafting experiences in Wayanad, Kerala. Furthermore, the company is also roping in local guides fluent in German, Spanish and French in order to enhance the customer experience level for foreigners during local tours.  The company has a highly acclaimed outdoor team who travel across India and curate these experiences and activities.

Thrillophilia has been recognized by Manthan South East Asia Awards for contributing digitally in the eTravel and Toursim industry. Thrillophilia was the only one selected from India by APECO Malaysia for a panel discussion at Malaysia in their ecotourism conference this year. Young Turks on CNBC and Going Solo on CNN IBN are two TV shows that present the entrepreneur and his story. In September 2012, Thillophilia won the Power of Ideas at IIM Ahmedabad and the BizQuest at ISB(Indian School of Business, Hyderabad).

Thrillophilia is funded from an angel investor from US and is growing at 200% from last 2 years.

About Founders –

Chitra Gurnani Daga

Cofounder & C.E.O

MBA (Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) – ISB Hyderabad | Worked at SAP & Infosys |B-Tech DAIICT

What defines my passion – It is building sustaining organizations, those which have a soul, core beliefs and add value to everyone in the system.

At Thrillophilia, success is determined by the smiling faces of not only its happy customers but also of its ever-energized teamJ.

My major in Strategy and Leadership at the Indian School of Business (ISB), helped me think beyond the limits and take Thrillophilia ahead with a much wider vision.

By graduation, I am an IT engineer, by post -graduation I am an MBA but by choice I am a business entrepreneur, which is my biggest qualification.

 

Abhishek Daga
Cofounder

 B-Tech  IIT-Varanasi  | Previously Worked at Cisco & Eulogy Media

Currently addicted to my startup – Thrillophilia.com
Building a disruptive platform to change the activity travel market transactions. A passionate digital marketing guy who loves analytics to the core.

In past experimenting with life I have helped businesses grow online and how to use digital marketing effectively to achieve desired results. My experience also lies in building strategic web applications.

I have close to 6 years of experience in digital marketing. With four years of work experience with Cisco, I have witnessed some of the most fascinating technologies of my life. Few of them have been workforce mobility and social media for enterprise. At my last job I was heading digital marketing at Eulogy ! and helping clients like Biocon, Discover Channel, MFC, Flying Machine in their digital marketing campaigns.

Two things which excite me are things never done before and unmatched service quality.

 

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