“I reached out to the travel card support desk at the business-class hotel in Manhattan that I was put up, but they could not help as they needed approval from the senior management who were located in a different continent,” says Krishna.
While a few local contacts managed to help him out, this incident made him want to explore the travel space. Krishna spoke to various travel agents and realized that about 1.2 million of them were on the verge of closure due to the rise of online travel booking applications.
“Most travel agents were not using the latest technologies and there was no common online platform for them to sell their products. They did not have enough market intelligence to understand the requirements of their customers. On the other hand, travelers were desperately in need of having a personal connection in unknown destinations,” says Krishna.
This led to the birth of TravelSpoc in January 2019 by Krishna and his wife Kavitha Somasekharan. The startup is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based ecosystem that makes the best travel experience available to travelers – sourced from multiple travel agents.
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