Enchanting Travels are members of various reputed associations that guarantee both our professional approach and provide financial insurance to our guests.
We have also received various accolades from the international travel industry and we have been featured as a case study of business success from several leading universities.
Read on to discover more!
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) is the world’s largest association of travel professionals, giving peace of mind and financial insurance to our American guests. The mission of ASTA is to facilitate the business of selling travel through effective representation, shared knowledge and the enhancement of professionalism. Enchanting Travels’ membership number is 900197410.
We are a member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents). Payments made by our Australian guests are insured and protected against the unlikely event of the company’s bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Our membership number is 00004619.
We are a member of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) and recognized by the Government of India’s Tourism Department.
ATOL Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) is a financial protection scheme managed by the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK. ATOL ensures that our UK based guests who booked and paid for an air holiday package or a flight with us are financially protected, and are not stranded abroad. Enchanting Travels’ ATOL license number is 10358.
A pioneering international collective action run by travel professionals, Travel Operators for Tigers is a unique campaign aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India’s wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian subcontinent. Enchanting Travels is proud to be a part of this movement.
Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) is a trade association representing the leading professional tour operators in Kenya, with the main objective of ensuring that Kenya Tour Operators maintain the highest standards of service and value. Enchanting Travels is KATO bonded, a guarantee that provides to indemnify any direct pecuniary loss suffered by our guests arising from unrendered services in the event of bankruptcy. Enchanting Travels’ membership number is FA/383.
Enchanting Travels has won several travel industry leading awards over the past decade. Here are just a few!
Go Asia Award, 2014
At ITB in Berlin on Wednesday 5 March 2014, our travel experts Mudita and Neha and Enchanting Travels Co-Founder Alex Metzler took home the prestigious Go Asia Award in the category “Most Innovative Travel in Asia 2014” for its water wonders sample trip. The sample trip created by Enchanting Travels experts is entitled Water Worlds of Asia – 6 Lives on the Water and it was selected from 17 other submissions by a panel of top travel journalists. This trip to Asia is an extraordinary individual journey and quite a special adventure as our guests can learn about the communities of five Asian countries for a 31 day vacation in Asia. It’s ideal for water babies of any age!
Taj Preferred Partner Award, 2014
Enchanting Travels won its third industry award in 2014, from the Taj Group of Hotels India, for being one of its top three partners in promoting their luxury wildlife lodges, Taj Safaris. Enchanting Travels Managing Director, Parik Laxminarayan, said, “We are delighted to have won our third travel award as we enter our 11th year of sharing the joy of travel with our guests.” Sarika Chopra, who manages the English Trip Coordination team that ensures all our guests have full on-the-ground support, represented the company and picked up the award on Friday 25 July 2014 at the Taj Travel Awards evening in India’s capital, Delhi.
Trustpilot is an independent community driven review platform that Enchanting Travels has signed up with to proactively collect our guest reviews. This provides an opportunity for guests who have traveled with us to share their opinions in an independent capacity. Potential guests are able to read a collection of authentic reviews from our former travelers.
Trip Advisor is the world’s leading travel community review website. While the website does not proactively encourage reviews on travel companies and agents, many of our guests have rated hundreds of hotels and attractions within the Enchanting Travels’ collections, as well as shared their opinion on our company within the community forums.
Enchanting Travels is proud to have a unique business model for the travel industry, which was first highlighted by esteemed Professor Edward D. Hess at the University of Virginia. Our model has since been featured in several case studies.
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Enchanting Travels featured within a key Stanford Graduate School of Business textbook about successfully growing a business, which is now available on Harvard Business Review.
Coursera: How to Scale Your Business
Enchanting Travels has been featured on Coursera, one of the leading online educational course websites. The company is highlighted as a best practice case study on how to scale your business, with a specific focus on its unique processes.
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