As designers of customised holidays, we are in the serious business of creating
the perfect match between people and places.
We design both personal holidays and corporate vacations through a unique
3-step process, detailed below. Our corporate vacation options include Working
Holidays for individuals or groups who travel abroad on work, or are
abroad on short/medium stints; Short Group Holidays for groups
of corporate professionals wanting to take a group break/holiday; Reward/Incentive
Holidays for Employees; Annual Conferences/Meetings and Top Management
Getaways. Click here for
more on these travel options.
Step 1: Understanding your requirements
Introduce yourself to us by filling in our online
Carefully conceived, our questionnaire gives us a broad picture of both you
and your likely holiday preferences: What kind of holiday are you looking
for? What do you enjoy doing? Would you prefer soaking in the local culture
or going on a hike, or both? Would a trip up the Eiffel Tower thrill you
more than a drop down a cliff on a bungee jump?...
If you’re travelling with a group of people—family, friends or
colleagues—our questionnaire will give us an idea of the ‘group
think’, so that we can consider not only what all of you could do,
individually or together, but the pace at which you should do it.
Step 2: Getting to know you better
We then begin the process of getting to know you better—either through
email, telephone or, if you live in Bangalore, a personal meeting. We get
a clearer understanding of your personality, temperament and expectations.
Of the pace and style that would suit you best. Of the kind of travel experience
you want. Of the destination options that will excite you…and best
fit your budget. With this deeper understanding of your personality, tastes
and interests, we will recommend a range of possible holiday options. Then,
together, we’ll figure out which place you’d most enjoy visiting.
Step 3: Planning your holiday: Sequence and details
Once the destination is finalised, we will work out the sequence and details
of your travel programme:
What would you like to do once you get there? What qualifies as a “must
see”and “must do”? What would you be quite happy leaving
out? Which are the most suitable restaurants for you? What kind of shopping
should you be doing?
Your itinerary can be as specific or as flexible as you want it to be.
We have created excellent itineraries under both categories in the past.
Some people like a fluid holiday. While they want a basic framework, they
revel in a ‘take it as it comes’approach; enjoying the diversions
that unexpected discoveries in new places bring their way. For them we
create broad itineraries—suggestions and information on what they
could do and see—and arrange for accommodation in the places they
definitely want to visit.
Others prefer a more fixed-and-settled approach. For them, we micro-plan
to the minute—right down to where to have breakfast, lunch and dinner
(including distances and bus numbers from the hotel to restaurants), exactly
when to visit a specific monument or museum and just how long to stay,
when to take an afternoon siesta, how long to shop and where, when to leave
for the airport and so on...
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An informed traveller is a happy, secure traveller. We will provide you
with a wealth of information on the places you are visiting. Not just
historical background or tourist information, but specific, sensible,
travel advice: orientation on the local culture and customs, areas that
may be considered unsafe, how you should dress, what you should carry…(As
you know through About Us, all of us at Travel
by Design are filled with an unquenchable wanderlust. We have travelled
far and wide; we are in obsessive touch with all matters related to travel
and travelling. We have a great deal of information that we love to share.)
With strong tie-ups and experienced associates all over the world, we
will ensure you feel secure no matter how far from home you are.
- Travel arrangements:
We’ll work out your entire travel programme and all the detailed
arrangements it involves—from routes, sequence of travel, transport
options at your destination…and more. We will make and confirm all
Our area of focus and expertise is on designing your itinerary. However,
if you would like us to, we can also help you with your basic travel arrangements.
We work with a reliable network of travel agents with contacts across different
countries. Since they are the experts in the fields of ticketing and other
logistics, they will be in touch with you, as part of Travel by Design,
on matters related to ticketing, visas, any modifications you may require,
any special requests, etc.
We will guide you on the best places to stay—based on your preferences,
budget, convenience of location and the kind of facilities the hotel offers.
We will make and confirm bookings and even check on accommodation in nearby
places of interest (in case you should decide to deviate from your programme
once you are there).
As you can see, a Travel by Design holiday is unique to you;
personalised to suit your tastes and temperament, saturated with the real
excitement of travel.
To get your personalised holiday started, click
More on Corporate Holidays
For professionals (individuals or groups) who travel abroad
on work, or are abroad on short/medium stints
What do you do when you find you have a few free days in the midst of a business
trip? Most people wind up whiling away time holed up in their hotel or aimlessly
wandering through malls and spending money they don’t really need to
spend. What a waste of time and opportunity!
Next time you have a few days to spare in the midst of a trip, let us design
a short ‘getaway’itinerary especially for you. We will identify
places that will be of interest to you, within suitable proximity of where
you’re staying, and we’ll create a holiday plan best suited to
your time availability. Needless to say, if you have more days to spare (even
if they are spaced apart) we can help you get the most out of them as well.
We can do the same for foreign professionals doing short stints in India.
The fee for working out such itineraries will be on a case-to-case basis
and will depend on the complexity of the itinerary.
Short Group Holidays
For groups of corporate professionals wanting to take a group
We can put together an itinerary (depending on the time available and interests)
for holidays in India or abroad—with all the logistics details worked
out as well.
Reward/Incentive Holidays for Employees
Rewards for achieving targets or exceeding sales expectations
have included sending the high-achievers on a holiday. But it is a challenge
to figure out what a group, as a whole, wants to do and then design an
itinerary to suit different tastes. What usually results is an expensive,
somewhat unimaginative, compromise: a luxurious 5-star resort/hotel holiday.
We can make the memorable difference between a reward holiday and
a rewarding holiday. We’ll identify the specific group’s
dynamics, work closely with its members to arrive at the options they find
most enjoyable, create interesting itineraries and make all the necessary
arrangements. In short, ensure they have a unique and thoroughly satisfying
Despite best efforts, Outbounds/Offsites/Annual Conferences often
become predictable, run-of-the-mill events—indistinguishable from
the ones held last year, or the year before.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Even a 2-day conference can be made
interesting; not only by the accommodation you choose, but also by the different
experiences you can gather outside the conference room, and the environment
that surrounds you. We can make that happen.
Top Management Getaways
Many people in the higher levels of management have travelled
fairly widely in the course of their work. To most of them, the idea of
travel may have lost its glamour and charm; travel becomes another airport,
another hotel room, another city.
We can put the excitement back into travel. By bringing in the magic of new
travel experiences and perspectives. We begin by meeting each individual
and understanding their past travel background, tastes and interests. Then,
supported by our network of associates, we’ll create a holiday that