About Us

Company profile

Whatever be your holiday and travel plans, we make it come true. Come, experience the world with Mercury Travels.

Mercury Travels offers a complete range of holiday and travel services. From creating the most memorable holidays at the world's most luxurious hotels to ticketing on the most preferred airlines at the most economical airfares to organizing the most enriching business conferences. We provide you the widest range of foreign exchange products and currencies at the best rates. And of course, offering comprehensive Travel Insurance products as well.

We take care of every minute detail, so that you enjoy the perfect holiday.   

Our People:

We are proud of our people - proud of their ability, commitment and service orientation. Mercury Travels has around 350 employees who are skilled in the travel business. As members of the extended Oberoi Hotel family, our people have been indoctrinated in the service quality mindset and the organization is one of the best customer service oriented companies in the travel services domain. The company enjoys a reputation for providing reliable, personalized and professional travel services. 

P. R. S. Oberoi, Chairman

Mr. Oberoi is an institution in the hospitality business. He commands great respect and credibility in the industry for his business acumen and vision. He is also the Chairman & Chief Executive of EIH Ltd. 

Ashwini Kakkar, Executive Vice-Chairman. 

Mr. Kakkar has wide experience across various industries but the travel business is his primary passion. He has been conferred with numerous awards by travel trade organisations. He was bestowed the ''Ordre National du Merite'' by the French Government in 2007, in recognition of his contribution to promoting Indo-French relations. He is also the Chairman of VIA Ltd, a leading player in the mobile ticketing and e-travel space. 

Aashutosh Akshikar, President & Chief Executive Officer 

Aashutosh has an MBA in Business Management. He has over 24 years of experience including 16 years with Thomas Cook India, leading the company’s foreign exchange operations and the Corporate Travel, Outbound Travel and Inbound Travel businesses. In addition to his responsibilities in India, he completed various business projects in Japan, U.K, Mauritius and Germany.

Ajay Bhatia, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

A post graduate in Sales & Marketing from New Delhi University, Ajay has over 29 years of experience in the Foreign Exchange and Travel businesses in the industry including 22 years in Thomas Cook India where he was Vice President of the foreign exchange business managing 500 employees in over 50 cities.

Nancy Castelino, Vice President - Marketing & HR

A post graduate in Marketing Management, Nancy brings over 22 years of experience across the services, FMCG and durables industries. She has handled the marketing and product management functions at Thomas Cook India for about 10 years, Gufic Ltd and Aristocrat Marketing Ltd.

Corporate Practices

Corporate Governance practices, Internal Control Systems and Anti-Money Laundering Policy are some of the ongoing practices within Mercury Travels.

The company has implemented the principles of good Corporate Governance by adopting standard Corporate Governance practices through continuous improvement of internal systems to ensure customer satisfaction.

At Mercury Travels, Internal Control Systems that include Operational, Financial and Legal systems have been integrated to ensure that the Company meets its business objectives. These systems are continuously monitored, reviewed and modified when necessary for better efficiency and effectiveness.

The Company has implemented Anti-Money Laundering Policy which provides detailed guidelines and procedures to be followed whilst undertaking foreign exchange and travel transactions.

Associate Company 

Mercury Himalayan Explorations Ltd (MHE) is an associate company that specializes in adventure holidays. The company was founded in 1982 as a joint venture between Mercury Travels Ltd and the legendary Indian mountaineer of Everest fame, Col. N. Kumar. MHE offers the largest trekking and adventure travel network in the Indian sub-continent. From Ladakh trekking to high altitude safaris, from Himalayan mountaineering expeditions to white water rafting down the Holy Ganges, MHE specializes in a variety of adventure sports in India.

For more information, visit www.mheadventures.com

EIH Ltd. is an associate company and a shareholder of Mercury Travels Ltd. EIH Ltd owns or manages hotels and luxury cruisers across five countries under the 'Oberoi Hotels & Resorts' and the 'Trident' brands. Internationally recognized for all-round excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades. Trident Hotels are superior first class international hotels with contemporary facilities offering quality and value.

For more information, visit www.eihltd.com/index.asp

Kuoni Academy is an associate company and a 100% subsidiary of Mercury Travels Ltd.  The company employs over 3,500 travel professionals and fulfills the role of a knowledge institute, professionally developing thousands of youngsters to face the rigours of the service industry with utmost confidence and vigour. Today, Kuoni India is active across virtually every travel segment including Leisure Travel, Business Travel, Destination Management Services, and Education.

For more information, visit www.kuoniacademy.co.in