It is said that necessity is the mother of all inventions, but experiences and queries too act as a catalyst to provide a springboard for discovery and invention, at times. A small question, a random query was what led two friends, Geet Bhalla and Digvijay Pratap, to think, deliberate and try and make some sense of the online world of travel portals and holiday bookings.
The question was: Can we do what WE want on our holidays?
Most of us agree, that more than going on a vacation, it is often a task planning for one. Add to that, most places have no proper platform to plan holidays. Geet, who has been in Dubai since the last 13 years, realised that though the Middle East market was booming, there weren’t enough online portals catering to the travel demands of the region.
So these avid travellers saw an opportunity and grabbed it.
Digvijay, a hard-core technology buff with a degree in Computer Applications, along with Geet, a management person who has spent the last 15 years in finance and banking technology, came upon the idea of customisation of holiday packages. Merging their expertise in product conceptualisation and marketing, these two friends created HolidayMe, and since then, there’s been no looking back!
From a team of four working in a small crammed garage to more than hundred global employees today, we sure have come a long way in less than two years. We have seen several hardships and have battled past many roadblocks, and we still have a long way to go, but it’s been an exciting journey. And, we know for certain, huge opportunities await us in the future.
The future looks bright as the ever growing idea of HolidayMe is evolving and adding new dimensions. New projects are in pipeline, including an Arabic website, a mobile app, new suppliers, investors and doubling of work force by the year -end.
A dynamic team with exceptional leaders… the journey has just begun for HolidayMe!