Amit Kalsi who is the lead Private Travel designer, Founder & CEO of Experiential Travel Journeys has been in the travel & tourism business for over 22 years. An MBA in International Marketing and an alumini of Delhi Public School and FORE School of Management, Amit joined the Travel and Tourism industry at an early age way back in 1993. Thereafter he successfully pursued studies and attended trainings, seminars, conferences, trade-fairs covering various aspects & segments of the industry including airlines, hotels, cruises and destination promotions.
Having worked & experienced in practically all segments of the industry, Amit decided to move out of "Jack of all Trades" scenario to becoming a specialist for rest of the time that he remains and continues to serve the industry. This is when he joined World's leading provider of Luxury Travel Abercrombie & Kent as it's India head for outbound private travel in 2010.
After having served A&K for close to 4 years, it was in 2014 when he decided to pursue his passion to a more specialised role and launched Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd. as a provider of high-end experiential tailor-made travel to destinations worldwide and serve the most discerning of clients seeking to travel farther and deeper with personalised attention to detail.
Since his foray into high-end experiential travel, he has established worldwide connections with a similar community of specialists (pureists) who are best in business and also the handling agents for Amit's clients into their respective countries. He works in close co-ordination with these people to design, plan and execute experiences which are pure, authentic, inspirational & life-changing for his clients.
He has also built a portfolio of hand-picked hotels, resorts, villas, lodges, camps, chalets which not only offer the best in comfort, convenience, facilities but also experiences which qualifies them to be on the list.
Amit has always believed that Luxury in Travel with material comforts has no depthness, it gives a feeling of emptiness unless we add experiences to it which comes from our interactions, connections with local people, it's culture, diversity in nature, history, heritage, food and adventure. He himself is a committed and a passionate traveller and has accumulated an extensive portfolio of knowledge and connections in organising unique travel experiences for discerning clients from his continuing work in the industry.
Amit has a small, but a hands-on team of mavericks (like himself) to assist him with his day to day operations.
Monika Singh Rawat is the Private Travel Designer and Director of Experiential Travel Journeys Pvt. Ltd.. She has been with travel trade for more then a decade now and has huge interest in travelling and exploring newer places around the world, meeting new people, interacting with them, understanding their culture etc.
She started her career after completing her Post Graduation in Tourism and have worked with renowned brands in travel trade in diverse segments, which helped her gain in-depth knowledge of different requirements and expectations of today's discerning traveller. Before deciding to join Experiential Travel Journeys, she worked with Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), World’s leading luxury travel provider, for 8 continuous years. She was Head of Sales & Operations for their FIT (Leisure) department, also known as Private Travel, focusing on individuals, as well as small family groups travelling together and served a range of high end discerning clients.
She firmly believes that Luxury is not only associated with staying at Ultra high end star-rated hotels, it is all about authentic, life-changing Experiences which are gained with overall conceptualizing, planning and formulation of the entire trip. Understanding the requirements of High end client is the key to offer them appropriate suggestions and making their holiday memorable.
Her favorite destinations comprise all regions in Africa, Australasia, Europe - especially Italy, France, Portugal and eastern European countries as well as off the beaten paths of Jordan and Morocco. She has traveled extensively to most places of interest, which helps her in crafting appropriate programs for her clients.
She is an integral part of the ETJ team and will be pleased to help you putting together an Experiential Travel Journey of your Lifetime.