PlushEscapes: Are you tired of your mundane life and wish to escape to exciting places? Perhaps to a beautiful hotel with a mesmerizing view of the beach or a palace-turned-hotel to experience the life of a royalty? Well, thanks to the Ankita Mittal, co-founder, PlushEscapes you can now enjoy the beautiful diversity of our country and have the holiday of your dreams. Ankita Mittal is the co-founder of PlushEscapes and is a travel fanatic herself.
Read to know further as Ankita shares details about herself and her venture, PlushEscapes.
An interview with Ankita Mittal, co-founder, PlushEscapes
1. Tell us about yourself, your background?
I grew up in Kolkata where I completed my schooling. At 18, I went to the UK to complete my graduation (Bachelors in International business with a major in economics). I then completed my masters from the University of Cambridge with a part scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. After post-graduation, I worked in the real estate sector for roughly 3 years. It was then that I decided to follow my passion for travel and co-founded PlushEscapes.com: a curated online travel portal to help travellers discover and book the best getaways in the country.
2. What you do currently? Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote
We at PlushEscapes.com seek to promote travel within the country. Ours is such a diverse country – there is so much to explore in every corner. Indians today take long weekend getaways/staycations much like the west and it is interesting to see that people are now choosing to travel and explore what India has to offer – away from the usual tourist trail.
3. What challenges did you face in achieving this success?
Breaking into any industry is always rife with challenges. Building a good team, a good rapport with your partners and a credible relationship with your customers needs a lot of work. Each day poses new challenges in a startup.
4. What are your biggest achievements?
Living and studying at Cambridge and learning from some of the best minds in the world.
5. What according to you are your future plans?
I aim to take PlushEscapes to newer heights and help transform the way people travel in India.
6. What message do you have for our readers?
Travel well and make more memories. The world is brimming with beautiful things for us to explore.
Ankita Mittal is an inspiration to many women out there. She is living her dream and love for travel and also sharing it with the world through her venture.