10 Years of Enchanting Travels

Parik Laxminarayan and Alex Metzler replicate on a decade of Enchanting Travels and stay up for creating magical trip recollections for a lot of completely happy years to come back.

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Parik Laxminarayan and Alex Metzler replicate on a decade of Enchanting Travels and stay up for creating magical trip recollections for a lot of completely happy years to come back.

“What made you make the leap to begin a journey firm with none expertise in that trade in anyway?” requested one among our neatly dressed former MBA classmates who’s now a Companion at McKinsey. We have been presenting our journey at our ten yr INSEAD MBA class reunion in France.

We merely answered that dwelling with the sensation of “what if” would have eaten us alive and subsequently, we took the plunge with the information that the worst that would occur could be failure.

One of the best that would occur is the place we have now reached at the moment – having constructed an thrilling international journey firm spanning 31 unique nations around the globe, using enchanters from 18 nationalities from totally different walks of life and sharing the enjoyment of journey day-after-day!

Quite a few recollections flood our minds as we replicate on the previous 10 years of the journey.

Within the early days, we bear in mind strolling the streets of Munich and Bangalore to search out our first workplaces, doing an airport pickup in the midst of the evening ourselves after receiving a name from a frantic visitor who was stranded after a “missed switch”; making our personal journey proposals (unsurprisingly our first proposals from 2004 look amateurish in comparison with what we have now at the moment); negotiating waitlisted room clearings; promoting journeys; fixing “disaster” conditions whereas coordinating journeys.

We might write our cheques manually to all our resort and companions for fee late into the evening and discover ourselves constructing our personal web site with nearly no technical ability.

In fact, we additionally loved happening thrilling check journeys to gorgeous components of our locations together with our first one to the Sunderbans in India, the place our boat obtained caught within the mangrove forests as a result of our boatman underestimated the mud within the riverbed!

That first journey gave us an perception into the various encounters we’d take care of as we constructed Enchanting Travels.

We might be mendacity if we stated the journey was straightforward.

Each day presents a brand new problem however what retains us going is three issues:

1. Seeing our staff members develop and make a life for themselves by an enticing employment alternative is deeply satisfying.

2. To listen to from our friends that we have now been in a position to allow life-changing journey recollections and assist them perceive what happiness actually means is actually uplifting.

3. Having the ability to share and stay the enjoyment of journey in so many unique components of our world each single day is massively rewarding.

In 2024, if we’re fortunate sufficient to be requested to share our ideas on the 20 years of our journey, we’d like to look again on having constructed a extremely profitable, worthwhile and environment friendly group that’s revered for staying true to its values.

Whereas many issues will change, develop and develop, we’re certain that the one factor that can by no means change is the real care and fervour for sharing the enjoyment of journey with folks and thru that, in our personal small manner, making the world a greater and happier place.

Thanks for being a part of this glorious journey – ten years of Enchanting Travels and counting – with us.

Parik & Alex

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