Thrillophilia, the web tour curation startup, has raised a spherical of $2 hundred,000 from Hyderabad Angels, iLabs Venture Capital Fund, Navlok Ventures and Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (IIM A).
Founded in April 2009, Thrillophilia offers exceptional offerings in facilitating unconventional and experiential sports. The on line portal, Thrillophilia.Com was released in August 2009 and the company has grown at a mean charge of two hundred percent in step with year. Thrillophilia curates and plans adventure and hobby journeys for company homes, international vacationers and individuals in the course of the united states.
Thrillophilia LogoWith more than four hundred activity-based excursions and 1,000 off-beat tour reports on the portal, Thrillophilia.Com, is at the vanguard of growing a gap activity segment inside the tour industry. In the remaining three years, the corporation has served more than 50,000 tourists and 500+ company customers. Headquartered in Bangalore, the organisation has its presence in seventy two towns and has alliances with 450 nearby provider providers.
Pradeep Mittal, the lead investor in this deal, stated that the ‘activity-travel’ section is the 1/3 biggest section inside the travel industry after motel and air travel. He similarly added that not most effective individuals but also organisations are looking ahead to exploring out of doors studying experiences merging fun and entertainment with company mastering.
Recently, Thrillophilia.Com began focussing on imparting brief-period reports and things to do across distinctive locations. This phase is gaining giant popularity inside the journey and tourism spectrum. Co-founding father of Thrillophilia.Com, Abhishek Daga, stated, “Our primary target is to encompass 6,000 reports by December and serve one lakh revel in hours a month toward the closing region of 2014. Our essential USP lies in our sturdy outside crew which does specific floor-degree studies at the neighborhood vendors and travels across locations to curate and verify reviews.”
He further introduced that the most important task today lies in real time stock management due to the fact maximum of the regional companies aren't related to the device at all times. However with the platform being released phase through phase, the enterprise might deal with such problems and make the complete machine infallible by way of 2014.
Raghu Bathina from Hyderabad Angels said, “Thrillophilia.Com currently caters to greater than 2,200 customers a month and has grown 200 according to cent 12 months after yr. The marketplace fashion is changing from ordinary sight-seeing tour to activity-primarily based and experiential tours. People opt to have a regional contact in their vacations even as experiencing the culture intently and interacting with the locals. Thrillophilia curates such off-beat reports for its tourists and offers those now not only at a phenomenal nice but also with an assured customer service.”
Chitra Gurnani Daga, Co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia, delivered, “With this platform, we're supplying a huge inventory of reports and activities to vacationers. The user is not confined to reserving lengthy excursions and deliberate itineraries and instead he/she can opt for brief experiences consisting of a one-hour elephant journey, a night time camp in a woodland, a royal dinner at a palace or a micro light flight tour. In India, there aren’t many travel portals that clear up the trouble of booking activities and local
reports in actual time for tourists. Moreover, the trend of the use of an online portal to book such reviews continues to be in its nascent tiers. A lot of our corporate clients who have been the preliminary adopters have cherished those brief studies and we're assured that the fashion could take shape, thereby, revolutionizing the pastime tour enterprise within the united states of america.”
Thrillophilia has been recognized by means of Manthan South East Asia Awards for contributing digitally to the e-Travel and Tourism industry. Chitra Gurnani Daga, Co-founder and CEO of Thrillophilia, changed into decided on as the speaker from India on the panel discussion for eco-tourism at APECO Malaysia held remaining year. Young Turks on CNBC and Going Solo on CNN IBN are two TV indicates that presented the marketers and their tale. In 2012, Thrillophilia also gained the ‘Power of Ideas’ at IIM-Ahmedabad and the BizQuest held together via TIE and ISB.