A mere 21 year young boy from a middle class family earned his B.Com degree and post graduate diploma in business management from University of Calcutta in 1991. Always excited to do something different in life with a clean gesture of ownership of his work, even before completing his formal education, he decided to choose the travel industry for his career. He was none other than Mr. Sanjeev Mehra.
He joined Sita Worldwide Travel in 1990 in the cargo department. Step by step with hard work, he became the branch manager of the Salt Lake branch. He left the organization in 2001 and joined CATCG for better prospects and career growth. He worked at CATCG till 2002 and then decided to start his own venture – with a perfect vision to transform the travel industry. It was February 2002 when the foundation of Aaryan Tours & Travels was initiated in a small office at Ripon Street in Kolkata. With a focus on customer friendly interaction, helping everyone and being very social, this family owned business started gaining the confidence of their clients. On 4th June 2004, Aaryan Leisure & Holidays Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated and absorbed Aaryan Tours & Travels. The board of directors included Mr. Sanjeev Mehra, Ms. Vanessa Mehra, Ms. Prabha Mehra and Ms. Christina Gloria Caszo. In 2005 Aaryan Leisure & Holidays acquired the IATA approved certification.
Sanjeev Mehra cites the four pillars of his company as trust, honesty, concern and belief which are built with trust and service as the brickwork. He has led his team with a clear vision of transforming the travel industry and making each and every trip a unique one. It is not only that he wants his clients to travel but he also wants to educate them about destinations. He wants to make corporate clients feel the power of MICE and how the MICE movements, especially incentive tours, motivate their employees to work towards the growth of the company.
He is committed to industry development and is the current president of Skal International Kolkata and the vice president of Skal International India. SKÅL is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest. SKAL is A Trusted Voice in Travel and Tourism headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain. Apart from this, he is actively involved with several other trade bodies.
With his efforts and hard work, he has risen the company to a turn over of 50 Crores with an employee strength of 35 working across pan India under his guidance and mentorship.