December 5, 2023


Time to travel

ParaBooking raises INR 50 lakh to make adventure tourism safer in the country, Hospitality News, ET HospitalityWorld

(L to R) Founders of ParaBooking Sohail Lalani, Ankush Rana and Prasenjit Dey

ParaBooking, an on the internet paragliding scheduling portal from FlutterBuy Ecom Ventures has declared that it has lifted a seed funding of INR 50 lakh less than the Him Startup Yojna of the Section of Industries, Himachal Pradesh. This is the initially time ever that a Himachal Pradesh-dependent tech startup has created advanced SaaS-based tools that can scale throughout the nation to carry protection and laws in the adventure sporting activities field.

The corporation has been through incubation at IIT Mandi Catalyst in Himachal Pradesh and fantastic-tuned its technological know-how and organization model from entire world-course mentors. ParaBooking operates by means of a two-pronged product for generating revenues: experience activity (paragliding) and SaaS instruments for journey tourism operators/agencies throughout the country. Currently an 8-member group, ParaBooking appears to be like forward to utilising the money to double down on their engineering and go to current market.

Started by Ankush Rana, Deepak Abrol, Sohail Lalani, and Vikram Thakur in 2021, is an on-line portal for prospects to e-book paragliding flights in some of the major locations throughout India like Bir-Billing, Dharamshala, and Manali. One particular of the principal intentions to start out ParaBooking is to bring in protection and regulations in the journey tourism sector in India. Alongside with the web site to guide paragliding flights, ParaBooking also provides an Application for tourism operators to digitize and automate their functions which are bought on a SaaS design.

About the 18 months of operations, ParaBooking has facilitated much more than 5,000 flights across India and is quick expanding. The business is also venturing into trekking and journey sports activities like kayaking. Experience sporting activities in India has huge potential but the important issue of security stays a massive worry amid the masses, this is an area wherever FlutterBuy options to prosper as a enterprise. Pertaining to paragliding- various parameters will need to be inspected these types of as the equipment’s airworthiness, the pilot’s skill degree, awareness of the weather conditions conditions, terrain consciousness, and a lot more, which are now not regarded. This area of problem was the crucial reason that led to the Government of Himachal Pradesh investing in organisations offering protected experience tourism ordeals.

“The safety of travellers going to our condition will remain a precedence for our tourism board, and in the direction of this aim we will concentrate on enabling ventures that are catering to the requires of the harmless adventure sports activities in the condition,” states Rakesh Prajapati (IAS) director, HP Industries.