East Indian tour operator Jet Setters is expanding to Goa. Established in 2000, Jet Setters, a multi-faceted group, aims to introduce the luxury sector with a difference that is lacking in most parts of the country.
Specializing in the luxury segment, Jet Setters understands the customer’s need and customizes its packages accordingly.
“It is a matter of pride that starting from Rs 4 lakhs per annum, we have reached Rs 60 crores in recent times. Deloitte. We had many competitors like SOTC and multinational companies like Thomas Cook and Cox & Kings at the time,” said Tarakeshwar Singh, co-founder of Jet Setters.
During tough times, Jet Setters, like other tourism organizations, have learned to focus on domestic tourism alongside international tourism. Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have all had a massive influx of travelers like never before, but the Goa experience is ultimate.
Regarding Goa, the group plans to invest Rs 100 crores by the end of 2023 with a substantial amount already invested in the property sector. They plan to bring about a radical change in the transport sector of Goa. They are planning to introduce hop-on hop-off AC buses in which there would be a single ticket for a full day trip from Ponda to Ashwim and return in which a passenger can hop-off and hop-on as many times as they wish .
They plan to provide affordable hotel rooms with buffet breakfast for middle and low income travelers and their plans are underway. For Jet Setters, affordability, volumes, occupancy and turnover are what matter most.
“Today everyone has become aware of hygiene and safety, that’s why we want to spread our wings and touch as many sectors of tourism as pilgrimage, gastronomy, single women tourism, etc. ., keeping safety and hygiene standards intact,” said Darshika Shah, the Co-founder.
Looking ahead, Jet Setters believes in the traditional travel business and therefore opts for the presence of PAN India. With a plan to set up offices in various parts of the country, they want to retain the human touch and not be online.
Goa is their main focus and want to provide itineraries that do not disturb the character and soul of the state. Programs that promote the culture of Goa and help develop traditional values.
They plan to meet with the Minister of Tourism and the Minister of Transport very soon and make a presentation that could help and strengthen the cause of tourism in the state. They have also formulated plans to exhibit Goa in international forums like ITB/WTM/IMEX and others.