Now you can get the best of both worlds online. Huge savings and the personalised service you will expect from the award winning Akbar Group. In keeping with the changing times, Akbar Travel launched the Online travel portal, www.akbartravelsonline.com. Open seven days a week for your convenience, the best deals are just a click away! We offer an extensive selection of holidays, flight tickets, car rental service and foreign exchange directly to your desktop and all other travel related services, so you can book that dream holiday or weekend break at your convenience
Like many other great ventures in the world of travel, Akbar Travels also had a humble beginning in the year 1978. The phenomenal success of the travel agency is on account of the vision and direction of our Founder/Chairman & Managing Director Mr. K.V. Abdul Nazar.
It was truly all service under one roof for the skilled and semi-skilled workers who left their native villages to chase the mirage of their Gulf dream. In addition to affordable air tickets, Akbar Travels provided land transportation, visa and immigration assistance, boarding and lodging. This business was started in the Seventies, when labour traffic to the Middle East was at its infancy. Today there are thousands of well settled non-Resident Indians in all Gulf countries, who are grateful to Akbar Travels for helping them to realise their dreams.
Growth in India
Akbar Travels of India is the largest Travel Agent in India in terms of IATA approved Branches, staff strength and business turnover. Currently, we have total of 54 IATA and 12 non- IATA branches all over India serving our customers. The growth from humble beginnings as a small travel agency specialising in Gulf traffic to a well diversified agency providing the entire gamut of travel services was indeed spectacular. Our growth started in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Presently there are 28 branches in Kerala, spanning almost all the districts of God’s own country. We also have branches in all the metro cities of India. In-roads were made into the Northern and Eastern states of India recently, and the response from the travelling community was overwhelming. Internationally, we are spreading our network in the Gulf countries. We have opened branches in sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaima, Dubai.
After three years of successful operations, akbartravelsonline.com, the travel portal promoted by India’s leading Travel Agent, Akbar Travels of India is poised for greater growth.
In addition to strengthening its existing services to customers and travel partners, many new travel- related products are added to the web site. IRCTC e-train tickets are now open for booking and a number of travel agents who have signed up as partners are taking advantage of this feature.
Biggest success of the web site is in gaining direct access to many of the Low Cost Carriers operating in and out of India. Akbartravelsonline is already the leading web site promoting all the no frill carriers operating domestic flights in India. Recently this success was extended to the international segment by gaining access to Gulf carriers such as Jazeera Airlines and Air Arabia. Web integration to Air India Express, Air Asia and Flydubai are already in the pipeline. With more Airlines added to the list, the website becomes a one-stop-shop for agents, who can buy all their tickets from one place.
The newly opened Akbar Holidays division is also hosted on akbartravelsonline website. Excellent holiday packages priced at most affordable rates are available for all tourism hot spots in India and abroad.
Akbar Corporate Services
Corporate Travel demands promptness and efficiency. In order to provide all travel related services to this sophisticated travel segment, understanding the requirements of the corporate traveller is of prime importance. Our aim is to provide personalised service through highly trained teams at optimum cost. All auxiliary travel services as required are provided, along with our 24 hours back up service through the Customer Service help desk.
Outstanding personal service being our strong point, we assign a well experienced Account Manager to each client to build up knowledge of their specific needs and business related travel requirements. This not only ensures consistency in quality of service, but also provides us valuable insights for individual requirements. We provide all services, viz. airline tickets with competitive prices, visa services, foreign exchange, hotels, travel insurance, car pick-up and drops.
Highlights of our corporate travel services:
- Comprehensive travel Management services.
- Assistance in negotiating exclusive Corporate Deal with airlines.
- MIS to assess savings.
- Dedicated account management team.
- Regular update on changes in visa and other travel formalities.
- Widest Branch network coverage with dedicated corporate division.
- Conference, groups and incentive travel arrangements for business and pleasure. Based on mutual trust, we aim to build a lasting relationship with all our corporate customers.
Awards and Accolades
Being a top producing agent for almost all the airlines operating in India, Akbar Travels have been the recipients of various awards and recognitions from the airlines and other suppliers. Over the years we have built up a reputation as a reliable and professional agency and our efforts have been augmented thanks to the excellent support from our principals. It has been a mutually rewarding relationship all the way.
Interstate bus service.
Some of the passengers prefer to take a sleeper bus service direct to their native village, instead of taking a flight to a city, far away from their home town. There is also the problem of getting a confirmed air ticket in the busy season at a reasonable fare. That is when Akbar Bus interstate bus service comes to the help of the passengers. We were one of first Travel Agencies who got government approval to open bus booking counter at the leading domestic and international airports in India.
Akbar Travels started its first overseas operation in Sharjah, UAE on 15th August, 2006. Now there are five well-equipped offices in the UAE and some more offices are in the process of being set up. Within two years of operation, Akbar Travels in Gulf is already among the top producing agents in this area. In addition to the strong presence in the retail market, we were able to enter the corporate travel market also in a big way. Akbar Travels Online also has an office in Sharjah. Akbar’s holiday division is also an integral part of the UAE operations. The team of over 85 staff, comprising of locals as well as Indians are all well qualified and experienced to provide assistance to the multi-nationality UAE residents.
Car Rental & Airport Bus.
Akbar Travels is one of the pioneers among the IATA approved Travel Agents in India to operate car hire service from the domestic and international airports in India. Today, we have well established car hire service from many of the airports, who offer modern fleet of comfortable cars at affordable rates. We also have dedicated fleet of vehicles for crew transportation from the Airport to hotels and back. Some of you may have even taken a short ride on an Akbar Bus on the airport tarmac from the terminal building to the remote-parked aircraft.
Sports and Social welfare
Mr. Abdul Nazar’s enthusiasm for Football as a sport coupled with his knack for spotting and nurturing hidden talent has lead to the creation of ‘Akbar Travels Football Club’ in 2003. Now the team is in the elite division of All India Super Six. Akbar Travels Cricket team won the prestigious Times Shield “B” Division title in 2008. Now, the team will be competing for the “A” Division title in 2009. Along with involvement in sports, Akbar Travels is also participating in various social welfare activities. We are involved with measures like empowerment of women, educational and cultural activities and various charities for the uplift of weaker sections of the society.