How to Start a Travel and Tourism Business in India?

how to start your own travel business

Perfect Planning

Not only for starting a business but to take any decision in your life you have to think before you act. So this if you want to be a successful entrepreneur and owner of a successful travel company you have to be precise. All you have to start with is proper research that will help you in identifying your customer and their needs. You have to gain knowledge about business strategy and have to study the market. Once you are ready with your plan of action you will move to the second step.

Branding and Legal Formalities

This is something really important which you have to focus on. After doing all the planning and research you have to build your firm name strong by doing a proper branding act to hold a strong position in the market. Some of the top popular tour brands are BanBanjara, MakeMyTrip, thrillophilia, etc. You have to build trust for your customers, you have to do some legal paperwork. The travel business doesn’t require much licensing but it has a great impact on customers. Some of the legal formalities that will help in holding you up in the market are :

  • Register your trademark
  • Give your business a quite interesting and attracting name
  • File a DBA
  • Apply for Employer identification Number
  • Service tax registration

Strategise Your Funds

Without funds it is quite impossible to start your travel business. If you have a small amount to invest  then you can plan accordingly to set up a decent office.

  • Starting with buying equipment that is required, budget friendly and worth it.
  • For starting a travel business you don’t require some large space so buy an area accordingly and you can expand it after gaining success.
  • Most importantly you have to invest some amount for marketing, branding and advertising whether online or offline. Creating websites, social media handling  are online ways of marketing and advertising. You will also require business cards, posters, hoardings and brochures to create a great impact and to get noticed by the audience which will require decent funding and is worth investing to gain results.

Hiring Employees and Perfect Location

These are a few of the major factors in starting your travel business. You have to set up a great office to commence your business. The perfect location doesn’t mean you require great footfall in the area but you have to choose a place that will satisfy your desired needs and help you to reach your targeted audience. The best you can do is contact some schools or colleges as every year they require a package for students’ picnic or industrial visit. After this, it’s obvious to hire some great employees which include: Consultant, Travel agent, Event Coordinator, International Tour Guide, Sales Person, and Flight Attendant these are some of the major employees you have to find.

Market and Start with Your Travel Business

When you’re done with everything you have to refer to the marketing plan. As you all know marketing has 4 p’s price, place, product, and promotion. Your marketing plan should contain some prime points which are:

  • Study your Business
  • Target right Market
  • Know your Competition
  • Set Goals
  • Set Budget
  • Ready to Begin

Once you get all this correct you are completely ready to begin with your Travel Business. To gain more attention, focus more on your social media activity to reach as many customers.

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