According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, India will be a global tourism hotspot from 2012 to 2018. With the booming domestic tourism, the writing is clear on the wall. Tourism industry will continue to expand and achieve meteoric growth rates over the next decade.
Taking lead from this we see travel aggregators coming up with various offers for the customers with every passing day. However, one dimension that still remains largely untapped is solutions for for outstation travel. But one startup that has made this very segment its core business is AHA Taxis.
AHA Taxis (a division of WAAH Taxis Private Limited) is a leading online aggregator for outstation travel.They offer online taxi booking for customers with one way fares, return journeys and multi city booking. Their main aim remains to provide freedom of choice to their customers worldwide for traveling where they wish to while saving costs and at the same time benefit the taxi drivers with increased business.
Based out of Noida, AHA Taxis was founded by Amit Grover, Praveen Samariya, Kunal Krishna, Kumar Arayan and Shivam Mishra in the year 2015. Amit Grover is Co-founder of AHA Taxis. He was earlier CEO and Founder of Nurture Talent Academy, India’s 1st institute for entrepreneurs, which trained over 30,000+ students and professionals across 125+ cities in nearly 500 workshops. He has worked with Infosys, Asian Paints, Onida and Mumbai Angels earlier. Amit has over 11+ years of experience in sales, marketing and business development and is responsible for strategy and business development at AHA Taxis. He is a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Indore. Praveen Samariya is a co-founder of AHA Taxis and is responsible for technology development. Previously he has worked with Times Internet and other startups including mVirtualHealth and x2Alpha Lab. Praveen is a B.Tech and M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi. Kunal Krishna is a co-founder of AHA Taxis and is responsible for operations, vendor development and customer management. He has over five years of experience at leading investment banks and consulting firms across the globe. Previously he co-founded an alternate advertisement medium firm, Madads. Kunal has done his BE in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune. Kumar Arayan is a co-founder of AHA Taxis and responsible for marketing. Previously he has worked with Swiggy, AskmeBazaar, and NIIT. Kumar has over 6+ years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. During college days, he founded start-ups Bihardays and ApnaHealth. He is an MBA from Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP). Shivam Mishra is a co-founder of AHA Taxis. He has over 4+ years of experience in social media, operations and network development initiatives. Shivam previously was at CrazZy Ventures, and has worked at various other startup ventures. In 2012 Shivam had enrolled in BA LLB at Nirma University but decided to drop out to pursue his entrepreneurial passion.
AHA Taxis offers online taxi booking for customers with options including one-way fares, return journeys, and multi-city booking. The company’s vision is to give freedom of choice to customers worldwide for traveling where they wish to while saving costs and at the same time benefit the taxi drivers with increased business. They currently serve in 300+ cities and offers a range of cars from mini, sedan to 7+ seater SUVs. AHA Taxis revenue comes from the commission it draws from drivers/ taxi operators. Going forward, revenue sources will include, a one-time franchise fee and complementary revenue from event tie-ups, advertising, and sponsorship.
With AHA Taxis Customers save 40% as compared to regular taxis for their one-way outstation travels. Also, AHA Taxis’ reverse bidding model results in a win-win scenario where customers only pay one-way charges and taxi drivers get increased business. Also, All the taxi drivers are certified, ensuring the safety and security of the passenger. A customer can pre-book a taxi as early as a month prior with AHA Taxis and travel tension free. Customers can enjoy standardised fares all through the year, which is easy on pocket.