musings from the cockpit

Includes random musings from the cockpit. What we’re doing currently, our progress as a company, life behind the scenes, …. etc. etc.

Why is Flat Fee Such a Big Deal?

It’s pretty surprising how different sets of people react to the pricing model we follow. While most customers who are just about discovering the intricacies of their holiday find themselves a little overwhelmed by the barrage of different price points while others who’ve been struggling to decipher why their holiday costs them as much as(…)

Planning is in the Details

I talked of Holiday Planning and how it tends to get fused into Booking every time you go out and *buy* a holiday package. So let’s talk about what holiday planning really gives you. Since I’ll be talking a lot about a Holiday Itinerary, it is essential to first explain what it is and what(…)

Holiday Planning - What Did You Say?

“There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this(…)

A very happy second birthday

 ‘Time flies! Years of plenty disappear before the eternity to which we are all hastening’                                                           - John Fletcher And why do I get reminded of it……because today(…)

Why We Love Group Travel

We love Group Travel. But wait a second, who is we? It’s definitely not WeAreHolidays. It’s the Large Travel Company whose ad you see in the newspaper every other day. Yes, the full page colourful ad with loads of weird holiday package names - an ample sprinkling of Amazing Europe, Thrilling Maldives, couple of Discover(…)

It’s Complicated!

Holidays are complex. And that’s no understatement. And so is anything to do with them. And we’re connected with Holidays in every conceivable way. So if you’re a statistician, the equation A=B & B=C hence A=C is true for us, i.e. we’re complicated as well. But we hate unnecessary complications. Hence we strive for simplicity(…)

v1.0 is live (Born - New Delhi, DoB - Oct’12)

    Well this post is long overdue. But nonetheless, better late than never. In Oct’11 we first made a very basic version of the product live. A lot of water has flown under the bridge since. In Oct this year, we released v1.0 of our online product, and since then we’ve been making small(…)

WeAreHolidays Janakpuri Version

Once upon a time Charles Caleb Colton suggested that ‘imitation is the best form of flattery’ and ever since people have been using the line happily. Err no one knows Colton though. So yesterday, we were going through Google Analytics, checking which pages on our website people like visiting, the keywords they use, trying to(…)