From Bucket List to Booked: Travlu.com Empowers Guests to Make Travel Dreams a Reality
Hailing from Pink City of Jaipur, Amit Agarwal is no stranger to tourism. Although he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, his entrepreneur genes caught up with him and he made the leap and started laying groundwork for what would later become Travlu.com
He spent the better part of the next two years travelling all over the US, connecting with hoteliers and raising awareness for web development and internet marketing. He could foresee how vital internet presence was going to be for small and medium hotels.
“I wanted to make digital marketing easy and accessible for small hotels that didn’t have the exposure, knowledge or funds for it”, Amit says, “It wasn’t just about the money. I really wanted to help them.”
Travlu.com’s first client was Jay Patel’s Days Inn I-Drive in Orlando, who has been a loyal customer since 2013. Hotelier Shamir Patel, who has listed all his hotels on Travlu.com, says - “We’ve definitely seen a significant profit since we started partnering with Travlu.com. In addition, the company has created an added value for all of our hotels by making the online reservation system seamless and easy to use, thus saving us a great deal of time.”
Travlu.com offers unparalleled service to its clients. It’s a one-stop shop for marketing their brand globally, reducing their reservation cost & enhancing their online presence. Travlu.com provides its clients with a dedicated online booking platform custom-designed for each of their hotel clients for desktops, tablets, and smart phones with content management system along with a dedicated marketing team to improve the hotel’s online presence and increase traffic and direct bookings.
Amit knew that the market opportunity for Travlu.com was enormous. True to his vision, in the last three quarters, Travlu.com has grown 50% per quarter in sales revenue generated for hotels and Travlu.com
Travlu.com has also launched its mobile app to tap into the 100 million tourist per year market in Orlando with an estimated over 40% of hotel bookings occurring on mobile devices.
Travlu.com was at 2016 Annual AAHOA Convention & Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. They had huge success with a fully-interactive exhibition booth which drew in 370 new partner hotels!
The next big step for Travlu.com is building global partnerships and bring the same excellence in service and hospitality to hotels and travelers all over the globe.