Planning a successful trip or a retreat is hardly an easy task and here’s where a venture like that of Aeronet Travtour helps take the load off your shoulders. Ensuring you a range of exclusive and enriching travel experiences around the globe, Aeronet bears accreditation by IATA & TAFI which reflects their commitment towards customer satisfaction.
From honeymoon packages and group tours to business and leisure trips, they offer world class services to help make your trip nothing short of a successful one. The company is located at the heart of the Indian capital and headed by Sandeep Bhardwaj, the Managing Director here at Aeronet TravTour.
Ebrandz corners the stalwart himself to question him on his managerial ways and the success quotient that drives his venture.
Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business.
Aeronetholidays is brand name of Aeronet Travtour Pvt Ltd for the holiday division which is located in New Delhi and specializes in corporate travel, leisure tours & in addition we specialize in incentive travel, activity oriented vacations, group tours and arrangements for conventions, conferences, product launches. Whether it is a sales team, channel partners or customer loyalty program or a conference, product launch or any other event, Aeronet with its forward thinking and innovative ideas, provides the best travel and leisure experience to all travelers and also specializes to give best itinerary for Air Fare with value for money.
Kindly give us a brief description about yourself.
I completed my Master of Tourism Management from Indian Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad in 1993 & thought of establishing my own start up travel agency. I also attended a lot of travel conventions and international travel fairs. Further I went on to organize so many specialized groups in collaboration with various tourism organizations. I was backed by a rich experience of 18 years in Travel Trade at the age of 39 only.
What ignited the spark in you to start a new business venture?
The Masters in Tourism Management & the fact I hail from a Business family pushed me to start my own venture
How important have good employees been to your success?
Our objective is to create a big bracket of appeased customer base by offering highly efficiency quality services consistently & executing this is impossible in the absence of good employees.
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Honesty, Hard Work and being Cooperative
What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A strong mindset, passion and belief in what you do.
How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Until and unless I see no hope of executing the idea the way I’d envisioned it, I don’t give up on it.
How many hours do you work a day on average?
How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
What motivates you?
How do you generate new ideas?
It is possible to be inspired from any sort of source. I’m open to reception in that sense.
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Failure to execute and make the best of all the efforts put in.
How do you define success?
Success is to satisfy a Customer.
What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Customer Satisfaction is the only sure shot way of achieving long term success.
How did you decide on the location for your business?
I was looking for a Centrally Located Base, accordingly I setup my venture.
To what do you most attribute your success? What would you say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
Hard Work,Dedication, Honesty ,Passion & Cooperation
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Starting a Holiday Division
What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Advertising through newspapers
What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
We have a very Friendly team which strives to reach higher standards of quality and goals.
In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Should have tried convincing certain valuable working forces to stay back when they decided to leave the company.
How can you prevent mistakes or do damage control?
The power to make people believe in your ideas and the ability to be more practical in your business decisions.
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
I Watch TV & play sports.
What makes you happy?
Satisfied customer & leaps in income
What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?
Have had to sacrifice my Personal Life & Enjoyment to quite an extent.
Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Nothing in particular
Where you see yourself and your business in 10 years? 20 years?
I intend to grow to be a global brand name