The wilderness of mountains, the endlessness of sea, and the quiet of deserts – the wanderlust is never-ending. Stop lusting and start exploring! The more you travel, the more you know of what is unexplored. And Thrillophila, online booking platform for tours, activities and experiences, is here to add thrill to your journey of exploration.
“2.2 million+ travelers visit Thrillophilia every month to plan their trips. Thrillophilia connects local travel operators with the travelers and helps them book tours and activities in real time. Products at Thrillophilia are driven only by its customers. Our product team works on customer insights and big data analysis and basis that we keep adding to the inventor that would delight our customers,” says Thrillophilia Founder Chitra Gurnani Daga.
Local suppliers can apply on Thrillophilia to list their tours and activities. Once their listings are approved after stringent quality checks, their products are available on Thrillophilia, which can be booked by customers globally. And that’s how the thrill begins!
Excerpts from an exclusive interaction with Chitra Gurnani Daga of Thrillophilia:
Background of Promoters
I have previously worked with SAP Labs and Infosys in the technology space for close to 4 years. I then went on to pursue a postgraduate management program from ISB Hyderabad. Passionate for outdoor travelling and entrepreneurial in nature, I eventually co-founded Thrillophilia with Abhishek Daga.
Abhishek Daga is a B-Tech from IIT Varanasi. With four years of work experience with Cisco, where he was part of some of the most interesting internal start-up projects and worked on most fascinating technologies, at Thrillophilia his roles revolves more around tech, product and marketing.
The initial period- the challenges & the ecstasy of quick wins!
Thrillophilia is the dream of two travel enthusiasts, who believe in sharing joy of thrill and adventure of travel. This journey has been a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. One of the biggest challenges was to find a team who could see our dreams from their eyes and make it their dreams too.
At thrillophilia, we believe in celebrating the journey. So everyday is a day of rejoice in thrillophilia as we celebrate the moments of customer delight.
The journey so far!
With the motto of “Changing the way world experiences the world” we made a humble start in a 1 BHK apartment. From being a small B2B company, we have become Asia’s biggest travel experience company with more than 10,000 registered suppliers operating in 15 plus countries and 2.2 million users from 37 countries visiting us every month. It’s just the beginning!
Strategic Alliances & Partnerships
We owe our success story to our delighted customers and partners who have contributed immensely in achievement of every milestone in our journey. Trust of our customers has made us work with some of the biggest brands in India and in international market. We have joined hands with brands like Paytm, Chhattisgarh Tourism, Skyscanner and TourCMS for creating a win-win proposition for all.
The future, as you see, 3 years from now in terms of scope & scale of your business enterprise
We, at Thrillophilia, believe in organic growth to maintain sustainability keeping customer delight at top priority and we would love to grow and reach a milestone of 25 million user per month. Thrillophilia wishes to become synonym of the “best travel experience” by 2020
Key moments of reckoning in business life
– Runner-up for the best start-up in 2016, by Singapore Bash
– Awarded as the best place to work by YourStory, in 2015
– Best travelling Start-up in 2015, by Business Word Awards
– Winning power of Ideas among 18,000 startups in 2013
Getting the first customer, achieving sales and yearly goals, a new product being appreciated by users, all these are part of key moments of our start-up journey.
Thefeelings on getting the first big order / contract for your company
“More smiles per second” has been a key driving force in formulating our strategy, which clearly indicates that our goal is to maximize customer delight irrespective of ticket size/order size. For us a customer who wishes to explore an activity of INR 200 would not be different from the one who pay 5 lakh for an experiential trip. We believe that both the cases would create memories which would become reason of customer delight.
First customer is always the most beautiful experience. For us, it became more special when we booked a solo girl for a thrilling experience of Ladakh.