To be the most valuable company in travel domain, by valuing every client and offering matchless service and deliver best service standards.
If you are a frequent traveller, you would agree that planning a tour is not easy. From chalking the routes out to booking tickets on flights and trains and hotel reservations, a lot of intelligence and diligence is involved. Being a professional, we understand that being a meticulous tour planner is not your cup of tea always. Why not leave the tough job to us? With Xtra Mile Travel & Education Services, you can be sure that the only task that you will have at hand would be to pack your bags and look forward to a great holiday with your friends and family.
Xtra Mile Travel & Education Services was conceived with the idea of promoting travelling juxtaposed with learning. Established in 2011, as two entities focusing on Travel and Education separately, we were the first company in India to have merged the two. After all, the sights and scenes while travelling, does educate us a lot! The amalgamation of the two wings has helped us design packages and itineraries which are of global standards. The inspiration behind our quality of services is the Arctic Tern, a small, white and lithe migratory bird, showcased prominently in our emblem. It flies thousands of miles between its first home and the second one in the Southern Ocean to beat the northern chills. Much like the little fighter, we too aspire to provide our esteemed clients the Xtra band of services and go beyond our list of duties for complete contentment.
The man behind our ship’s wheel is travel veteran Lokesh Chawla, who has served Indian and international travellers in his 12 years stint in the tourism industry. His penchant for travelling and customer relationship and extensive experience prompted him to establish Xtra Mile. Through his trysts, Lokesh not only gained hands-on experience but also the World Tour Manager certification from the Thomas Cook Centre of Learning and Destination Specialists certifications. Lokesh and our team envisage branding Xtra Mile as the first name to come to your mind when thinking of Travel and Education consulting.
When a travel enthusiast contacts us, it is our job to make initial enquiries, charting out tours keeping in mind the time and budget constraint, booking tickets and hotels, vehicles for sight-seeing and shopping and those extra bits that transform their whirlwind tour into a relaxed vacation.
Our Bouquet of Services:
The services that we offer can be broadly categorized into two:
- Domestic and International Holiday Packages
- Ticketing Services
- MICE Tours( Meetings, Incentive, Conferencing & Exhibitions)
- Hotel Bookings Worldwide
- Car Rentals
- Travel Insurance
- Corporate Travel
Packages that we offer:
Our diverse travel and education service extends not only to regular holidays, where you eat, sightsee and relax with your family at exotic destinations, but also thematic ones which offer you a different slice of the oft visited destinations. Not only are they enjoyable for you as a family, but also helps in enriching you as a well-travelled individual with extensive experience.
Some of our popular theme holidays are:
Cruise Holidays- There is nothing like embarking off the coast of France, Malaysia and exotic Bali to explore and then sailing off to a new land! Our cruise holidays include medium length tours to European countries, South East Asian island countries and Australia on renowned cruise ships which take care of fine dining and luxury living.
Adventure Holidays- Wondering what it’s like to be in a tent when a lion roars close to you? Or see a herd of elephants drinking from nearby streams? We offer to you adventure tour packages to the Australian outback and Kenyan savannahs and South African grasslands for ticking off these experiences from your bucket list.
Weekend Holidays– Unplug your phone for the weekend and head to picturesque Goa or Kerala for a refreshing holiday over this weekend. If the mountains beckon you, we have bespoke packages on offer for Himachal Pradesh. We have collaborated with a plethora of luxury and premium properties which would make your time lounging by the sea completely relaxed and rejuvenated. For those looking to spend extended weekends, we have tours to the Andalusian highlands and Spanish cities, mysterious Scotland and pristine Lake District in England to entice them.
Visa Free Tours- Desperate to get away to a lonely spot for some peace and quiet with your family and friends? Start packing your bags without worrying about visa, as we offer comprehensive tours to country’s upholding on-arrival visas such as Maldives, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Mauritius. All you have to do is sit back, relax and click scores of great photos!
Family Holidays- Unsure of where to head with your family for this year’s vacation? Choose from our extensive list of packages to Sri Lanka, Spain, Goa and other scenic destinations. We have compiled the package keeping in mind wholesome activities which help you bond as a family and also grow as individuals.
Honeymoon Specials- Get to know your partner better after the nuptials on the picturesque Swiss Alps or romantic beaches of Krabi. Xtra Mile offers to you an ensemble of lonely destinations that you can pick out for your first holiday post marriage which will let the love blossom in your relationship. The timings have been planned in a way that would allow you to experience the destinations at their sensual best.
Gastronomical Tours- Gluttony may be a cardinal sin, but not this holiday season! Allow Xtra Mile to take you on a gastronomically delightful journey where you get to tour the vineyards of Spain, sipping on the finest Gran Reserva with your partner by you. Don’t miss out on Scotland as the country is celebrating the year of Food and Drink in 2015. Your tours of the golf course, moats and castles shall be enhanced by platters of Haggis-the national dish prepared using sheep’s meat topped with mashed turnip and potatoes, quintessential Scottish breakfasts of porridge and oatcakes and the globally renowned Aberdeen Angus Beef for dinners, washed down with a glass of the finest Scotch Whiskey.
Certifications and partnerships with various tourism boards:
A little about our certifications as specialists to convince you better:
Aussie Specialist- Do you imagine yourself scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef to look at the myriad patterns being formed by the corals under? Is it your dream to sail on the Sydney Harbour or listen to an opera at the Opera House? Allow us to be there to help you fulfil your fantasies. Being Aussie Specialists, we are associated with Tourism Australia which means that we can get you all the behind the scenes information and knowledge that you would want on your tour of New Zealand and Australia. Our customized itineraries showcase the authentic and unique experiences that you can have Down Under. You can rest assured that you will be getting a lot more than tourists who go on run-off-the-mill tours of the island continent.
Brit Agent- Britain has something to offer to all- shopping on Bond or Oxford Street in London, the Stonehenge for nature explorers and all the castles and forts to satisfy the Classics. A certified Brit Agent, Xtra Mile offers to you an exclusive tour of Great Britain which includes golfing tours of Scotland, biking and adventure tours of Cairngorm Mountains, exploration of age old castles in Scotland and even visits to homes of your favourite English authors. From warning you about rains to where to shop from, you can depend on us to make your holiday a great one in the UK.
Known as the land of castles, with us, you can be sure of exploring the lesser known sides of Scotland. Being certified SCOT Agents (Specialist Counsellor on Travel to Scotland), we have compiled an in-depth study programme which covers all aspects of travelling to Scotland. From the romantic uncharted places to the best eateries which are a part of the Festival of Food and Drink 2015 in the city, we will be there to help you unravel the marvellous history and traditions of the country. With a glass of the finest Scotch in hand!
Known as a shopper’s paradise, Dubai has undergone a sea of transformation from being a barren desert habited by nomadic Emirati tribes. The city is not only known for the duty free shops that it has, but also the souks where authentic Arabic cuisine can be sampled, the Burj Khalifa and the pristine beaches. The city has a cosmopolitan culture for the large expat population settled here. If you are planning a short tour to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, count on Xtra Mile to execute it for you. Certified Dubai Experts by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, we will show you the different sights of the city.
Think Kenya and the roaring lions, galloping zebras and tall giraffes flash in front of the eyes. The savannahs of Kenya offer timeless cultures surrounding game animals. The coast of the country is dotted with coral reefs, calm waters and clear beaches. If the adventurer in you gets restless, the snow-capped mountains, equatorial forests, scorching hot deserts and highland retreats of Kenya are there to tame him/her. Your tour of Kenya with Xtra Mile will definitely be a revelation of sorts.
If the Tomatina Festival and Andalusian Highlands beckons to you to this passionate country, then we are there to help you absorb more about it. The Spanish culture is one of the most vibrant in the world- its exotic food, warm and beautiful people and idyllic landscapes. The beautiful juxtaposition of the modern world with age old traditions is a sight to be seen. Your trip to the country with Xtra Mile will not be without witnessing a performance by the graceful flamenco dancer, energy of the matador fighting the raging bull and sampling sumptuous dishes with dollops of tomatoes and olive oil- guaranteed to make you fall in love with this fiery and irresistible culture.
Fundi Specialist– Explore the beaches of South Africa at Cape Town and the jungles at Tsitsikamma National Park, play with the penguins on Boulder’s Beach and try your luck in the casinos of Sun City with us. Our Fundi Specialist certification gets you the best cultural and wildlife experiences of the Protean Country.
After New York, most travellers aim to visit California in the US. The vineyards of Napa Valley, night life of Los Angeles and Hollywood is hard to resist. A California Expert, Xtra Mile knows exactly when would be the right time for you to surf the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, drink wine from Sonoma County, ride the tram in San Francisco, enjoy the sights of Beverly Hills and shop at Rodeo Drive. Sign up with us to live a few days the way a Californian does!
Made in India:
Apart from guiding you in foreign lands, we are also there at your service when it comes to exploring India- the land of diversity. From the backwaters of Kerala to colourful Rajasthan and buzzing Goa, count on us to make your Indian experience, a pleasant, vibrant, comfortable and enriching one, as described in travelogues. We have special packages which include stays at some of the most luxurious properties which make your stay as pleasant as it is at home. Our services extend to managing cars for sight-seeing, giving you reminders about the next points on your itinerary and what to travel with- we are there by you always.
Mix pleasure with business at MICE
MICE tourism is one of the hottest trends right now as every company worth its salt organizes them a couple of times a year. If you are thinking of organizing your first MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) at an exotic location, rely on us to make it a humongous success. We will handpick the location for your meeting-centralized, easy to locate and soft on your pocket, organize the sumptuous buffet and take care of transport for ferrying guests and participants. We are also happy to shortlist the must-visit sites which fit seamlessly into your choc-a-block schedule for a mini-vacation. You can be assured that everyone shall return home, well-networked and with valuable insights from the conference and the destination.
Spread word about yourself through ‘Brand Representation’
Building up a brand name takes time and at Xtra Mile, we know how important it is to upkeep your reputation and make you accessible to a wider audience. Our brand representation team will gladly market your merchandise, service coupons and tickets, goodies and freebies for you. We have currently partnered with the English Premier League which allows us to sell tickets to their matches and merchandise. Collaborating with us for representing your brand won’t be a step you will ever regret as we shall devote every resource of ours to ensure that you get the visibility and outreach that you desire.
Hear from our customers:
A sneak-peek into what members of the Xtra Mile family have to say:
Gunjan Bathla, Bank Manager, London and her family booked a tour with us of God’s Own Country, Kerala. Here’s what she has to say about us:
“We went to Kerala with family, and fortunately chose Xtra Mile to design our vacations. It was very well designed and I am happy that staff at Xtra Mile took good care of us. Right from the booking till our return to Delhi, they ensured that we were well-taken care of, as someone does for the family. Xtra Mile staff was on their toes when we called them to upgrade our houseboat, which was not satisfactory, and within an hours’ time, they upgraded.
It was indeed a great trip to Kerala, nice place, beautiful resorts especially Munnar, which was breath-taking. I would certainly book more holidays with Xtra Mile, whenever I come to India.”
Puneet Khanna, Manager at HSBC Bank recently got back from a trip with his family to the Gold Coast. A short excerpt from his feedback given to us is given below:
“Experiencing The Sydney Showboat Cruise with an Indian dinner was indeed the best part of our trip along with the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Getting photos clicked with Kangaroos & Koalas was an unforgettable experience. The time I spent in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast) was very enriching & relaxing. The services of vendors in Australia such as in ConXions, Sunbus and AAT kings were really good. The only thing that disappointed me was that the Wi-Fi services in Hotel Mantra Legends, Gold Coast (4*) was not for free whereas at the Travelodge, Sydney (3.5*), it was. I would definitely like to recommend XtraMile to my family & friends and would especially like to thank to my travel adviser, Mr. Lokesh Chawla, who did a fantastic job in providing all information I sought from him regarding the trip. He also made sure to provide me with a comprehensive list of alternate activities to choose from which would fit into our travel budget and fit the itinerary as per our requirements. He remained polite throughout and listened to our requirements patiently and suggested accordingly. The briefing which he provided us with before departure really helped us and we did not face any difficulty in Australia. He remained available to us over the phone & WhatsApp even when he was not in India to cater to our needs. It was a part of the pre-travel arrangement process which I really felt was taking us the ‘Xtra Mile’. If I describe my experience in a word, it would be ‘Delightful’. Looking forward to many more such business engagements with XtraMile! ”
Newly wed Garima Agnihotri of American Express, Gurgaon decided to head to pristine Mauritius for her dream honeymoon. To help with the planning, she picked us. Her feedback afterwards:
“Overall it was a great experience. .. Xtra Mile helped us to plan our honeymoon to Mauritius in a very special way. Whether it was easy bookings according to our preferences or the choices of hotel properties that were offered, it was a fantastic experience. We look forward for arranging more of our trips with you. A BIG thanks to your Xtra Mile team. Thanks for making it special and wonderful for us.
Much appreciated!!! 🙂 Cheers
Now that you know a bit about us, allow us to take you on that Xtra Mile holiday that you have always dreamt of. Come, let’s see the world together!