Going beyond forts & palaces

Making a humble beginning 23 years ago, Erco Travels’ clientele has grown to over 8,000 international guest base annually. The extensive experience of the TMC adds to the quality, style and exclusivity of all services that it offers.

Suhani Sood

Erco Travels is a leading inbound Travel Management Company (TMC) approved by the Union Ministry of Tourism. The 23-year-old company is on a “mission to sell Indian culture beyond forts and palaces” to tourists from across the globe.

“Our focus is on offering experience to clients, rather than just selling a regular tour. We are selling Indian culture and promoting India beyond forts and palaces, aiming to demonstrate true India to clients,” says Anurag Rathore, Vice President, Erco Travels.

The company’s forte lies in personalized and customized service, luxurious accommodation at attractive prices and informed guidance. With a humble beginning in the first few years of its operations, the company’s clientele has grown impressively to over 8,000 international guest base annually. The extensive experience of the travel business adds to the quality, style and exclusivity of all services that the company offers.

Erco Travels has a wide network of regional and associate offices throughout the sub-continent, including Nepal, Dubai, Bhutan, Mynamar, Sri Lanka, and Maldives, besides having two main offices in Mumbai and Goa. “If a traveller is coming to India for the first time, the person is bound to visit Golden Triangle, Varanasi, and hills. So, our packages will be customized according to that. Each nationality varies, for example, Americans prefer not to go deep into culture, while Europeans love to indulge deep into the culture. Asians are keen on clicking pictures for memories just like Indians,” he shares.

Elaborating on the company’s business, Rathore informs, “Our major business comes from Europe, and we try our best to attend all fairs like ITB Berlin, WTM London, BIT Milan, Top Resa France, and TTG Rimini. We also visit our partners regularly, along with participation in roadshows organized by MOT and organizations from time to time.” Asked about what is the importance of travel trade to Erco Travels, Rathore says, “It is our bread and butter from last 25 years.”

Services offered by the company

Private customized tour: Group tour are hard to ignore due to their prices, but if price is not everything and you want to experience a country on its own, customized tours are for you.

Yoga Tours: Offers specially curated packages ranging from 3, 7, 14 or more days as per requirement.

Luxury Trains & Cruises: Offers experiences on finest trains of the world and cruises in India.

Conferences & Incentives: Being a corporate, if you want to plan your next meeting in Indian sub-continent, or want to offer your staff an incentive, the company is fully equipped to customize things.

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