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Also here is attempt to identify the successful entrepreneurs in tourism industry and how they have started their businesses and what they have done to be successful. . Also.ABSTRACT Tourism businesses have been identified as essential actors for creating jobs and generally growing the economy. we will try to find out how much they contribute to the economy of the country as well as how much tourism industry is going to expand in coming years.

That’s why. The importance of entrepreneurship pervades all the economic sectors and all the types of organizations . but is also critical for sustaining prosperity and creating new jobs. the developed countries entrepreneurial encourages activities as a the most important way to increase development. productivity and economic growth.INTRODUCTION The promotion of entrepreneurship is not only necessary for a healthy economy.

That’s why an entrepreneurial approach is just as relevant and important in . Nowadays. tourism is the largest growing industry all over the world. particularly. accommodation and leisure industry are built first of all upon the entrepreneurship. The tourism. in tourism. a relatively little attention has been paid to the role of entrepreneurial activities and.Entrepreneurship has been heavily researched but. to the manner how tourism enterprises operate in different countries.

travel agencies. guest houses. Such services are: transport. which offers a wide range of tourism services. tourism entrepreneurship means a lot of commercial activities done by firms (at microeconomic and macroeconomic level) which activates in urban or rural areas owned by small individual undertakers. leisure.hospitality. leisure. food service outlets. as in other sectors. entertainment. sports and tourism. Generally. the . tour operator services. hotel. by groups of business partners or private/public companies with limited liabilities. health and fitness clubs.

and many other types of outlet.production and trade of works of art and handicraft. That way. tourism industry is seen as a combination of the activity of public and private organizations actively involved in the development. the production and the commercialization of products and services able to assure the needs of the tourists. . sport tourism and visitor attractions ranging from gardens to local museums.

The leela 8. Goibibo.These are the following companies/ entrepreneurs on which we are going to discuss1. Club Mahindra 9. The park 3. Expedia. Country club 2. Cleartrip 6. Cox and kings 4. Thomas cook .in 7.

com 11. Itc hotels . Taj hotels and resorts 13. Oberoi hotels and resorts 15. kuoni sotc 12. 14. Yatra.

the Country Club is a pioneer in the concept of offering 360° leisure hospitality membership services in India. splendid holiday destinations. The park The Park Group of Hotels is a pioneer in the concept of luxury boutique hotels in .1. Country club Established in 1989. 2. A full range of Country Club specialty services include member exclusive clubbing hubs. trendy fitness centres and star-studded entertainment events.

Cox and kings Cox & Kings (C&K) is the longest established travel company in the world. Its distinguished history began in 1758. It has over 12 fully owned offices in India across key cities such as . achieving global standards of product quality and service excellence. 3. Its India operations are headquartered in Mumbai and has the status of a limited company. the group has grown in popularity and prestige.India. Over the 40 years since it was first established.

mice. Hyderabad.New Delhi. insurance. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL) is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include foreign exchange. Bangalore. Pune. Goa. visa and passport services and e-business. Ahmedabad. Kochi. Thomas cook Established in 1881. leisure travel. corporate travel. Chennai. 4. Kolkata. Nagpur and Jaipur. TCIL’s footprint currently extends to over 232 locations (including 23 airport .

The company has an authorized capital of Rs 2. The status of company in the records of Registrar is active which means that it is actively doing all its filing with the Registrar. 2005.22 million).02 million) and paid-up capital of Rs 2. Cleartrip Cleartrip Pvt Ltd is a private company registered on May 12. 5.3 billion (US$ 37.35 billion (US$ 38. Mauritius & Sri Lanka. .counters) in 95 cities across India.

Denmark. Spain. Belgium. Italy. Expedia. is the world's leading online travel company and operates localised websites for travellers in the US. Australia. UK. Ireland. . Germany. Sweden. Expedia Inc.Company has currently 9 director and falls under the jurisdiction of Registrar of Company-Mumbai. The Netherlands. New Zealand. Canada. Norway. Austria. China and India. Japan.

all in one place. Expedia. With expert customer service and a wide range of provides an easy to use. fun and efficient way to plan and book the perfect The Leela The Leela Palaces. Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leela . hotels and holiday attractions in any corner of the globe . Indian travellers can book flights. 7.With the launch of domestic and worldwide flight bookings and holiday packages on

venture Ltd which was established in 1983 in Mumbai. who envisioned The Leela as one of the finest Indian luxury hospitality brands. The company is a part of The Leela Group whose portfolio includes hotel and resort properties. IT and business parks. Under his leadership. the Group has evolved from one hotel. real estate development. within a short span of 25 years. C P Krishnan Nair. The Group was founded by Late Capt. as well as. on the outskirts of Mumbai. Chairman Emeritus and Founder Chairman of Hotel Leela venture Ltd. into a range of eight award-winning properties across the country that celebrate India's .

The Leela redefined standards of luxury hospitality. Switzerland. In the process.diverse geography and architectural history. Club Mahindra Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd (MHRIL) was incorporated in 1996 and the company's flagship brand 'Club Mahindra Holidays' today has a fast . The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva. 8.

9. All this is backed by customer service excellence and innovations in operations and backend. it in terms of quickest search and checkout flow. .growing customer base of over 170. Goibibo's core value differentiator is delivery of fastest and trusted user experience . fast payments. settlement and refund Goibibo is one of the top three online travel aggregators in India.000 members and 40 beautiful resorts at some of the most exotic locations in India and abroad.

Haryana in is ranked as the leading provider of consumer-direct travel services in India and provides information. . 10.Goibibo is part of I bibo Group that also owns India's No 1 online bus ticketing platform. Yatra. Yatra. redbus. It was incorporated in 2006 by entrepreneurs Mr Dhruv Shringi. Mr Manish Amin and Ms Sabina Chopra. with headquarters in is an Indian online travel agency and a travel search engine.

000 hotels in India and over 500.000 hotels around the world. THANK YOU . and booking facility for domestic and international air travel. holiday packages and bus and railway reservations.availability. hotel bookings. The company provides reservation facility for more than 40.