TravelTriangle : A Marketplace that connects travelers and local operators

Breaking the cookie cutter approach adopted by major travel sites in creating packages for their target audience. Noida based startup TravelTriangle, is getting rid of conventions and doing things differently by offering travellers customized tour packages.traveltriangle
Travel Triangle, in simplest terms is a travel marketplace, where the travellers can search for a package for a particular destination. Here after, the service connects the traveller with the select operators in the destination circle to customize the package as per the customers’ request. What follows is a round of customizations and negotiations where the customer can change every aspect of the journey as per his needs and the tour operators try to bid against each other to give the traveller the best deal possible.

The startup was officially launched a year ago, and has seen considerable traction since then. What began as a frustration on getting a sour deal for the same destination by booking with different operators, soon turned into a startup idea for the IIT graduate co-founders. Today the company boasts of trips worth INR 30 lakhs being sold each month and a vast majority of its customers come by word of mouth marketing and referrals.

The service is absolutely free for the end consumer who only pays for his trip to the travel operator. The startup earns revenue on the sales converted by the tour operators. The operators themselves are leading local players, who know the destination inside out and would be in the best position to offer the customers the most authentic local experience possible.

The website is simple to use. There are various sections to view already listed packages or get quotes from the operators for one’s dream holiday. The package is customizable as always and prices vary accordingly. One of the less publicized  features is the panorama for select famous tourist spots in the country. It adds a unique perspective to that destination. TravelTriangle has a strong set of guarantee ethics in favor of the traveller.
TravelTriangle has a pan India presence and operators in some dozen countries, where just like India, it has tie ups with the local operators and destination experts to offer exclusive packages to the travellers. With 4,000 activities and last minute booking available in 500 cities, TravelTriangle deserves some tourist love for your next spa trip to Kerala or exotic holiday to Istanbul.

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Startups in similar space: myGola | TouristLink.

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