About Us

We Believe

That travel is the best educator of all, bringing people together from all over the world, promoting peace and understanding.

We Offer

The best of services to our customers, backed by years of knowledge and experience, maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

We Create

An environment where an employee can excel personally and learn the latest technologies. A place where everyone wants to work.

Trail Blazer Tours India Pvt Ltd is owned by the well known Katgara Group, pioneers in the travel and tourism industry. The Katgara Family began its involvement in travel and tourism as far back as 1925, when Jeena and Company (established in 1900) diversified into the travel field with Jeena Tours and Travels, the first Indian - owned travel company.

1961, Jeena Tours and Travels was integrated with Travel Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd which grew to become India’s largest travel company under the dynamic leadership of the Katgaras. In 2006, TCI changed hands and became a part of Thomas Cook.

Today, TBi, as it is popularly known, has 270 professionals operating from 9 locations in India and an international presence in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Spain, UK, South Korea and China through its representatives who work closely with local tour operators and destination management companies.

TBi’s focus is on Destination Management, Group and Individual Tours, Corporate Travel and International Vacations.

Getting to know us

Jehangir Katgara:

Chairman and Managing Director

A stalwart of the Indian Travel Industry for over 30 years, Jehangir continues the legacy of the Katgara Group with vision and dynamism. He was Director TCI, served as Past President of TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India) and in various capacities with national and international travel trade associations.

Jehangir Katgara, Chairman & MD of TBi received Most Influential Person in the Travel Industry Award from NDTV Profit, Travel Digest and Fairfest Media in Feb 2014.

He was presented with the prestigious WTM 2014 World Travel Leader Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian travel industry on 5th November 2014.

Homa Mistry: CEO

Homa’s experience of over 20 years in a leadership role has earned him great respect and goodwill. Innovative and dynamic, Homa is committed to the growth and success of TBi.

Jayram Ketkar: Special Advisor to the Board

A highly motivated, focused and result oriented person, Jayram has over 30 years of experience in the Foreign Exchange and Money Transfer business. He has served with Thomas Cook, Tata Amex, TCI and Coin Star Money Transfer in extremely senior capacities. He is a qualified C.A. with rank, Chartered Secretary, Law Graduate and holds a Diploma from INSEAD.

Meher Bhandara: VP Corporate Communications

Meher is a part of the Katgara family, and has been involved with the Travel Industry for over 30 years. Her experience as GM Corporate Communications with TCI led her to play an instrumental role in corporate strategies. Her work has earned many laurels for excellence in communications.

Hutokshi Marker: COO

Hutokshi has 35 years of experience in the travel field, serving in various capacities including that of Regional Manager – West of Air Sahara. Her previous position was as VP Travel at a leading travel company. A true professional, Hutokshi’s contribution to the growth of TBi is commendable.

Farhad Kapadia: Head Accounts

A highly motivated, focused and result oriented person, Farhad has over 20 years of experience in the Service Industry in extremely senior capacities. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Management Accountant, Company Secretary and a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University.

Kurush Charna: COO - Technology and Business Development

Kurush has over 26 years of rich experience in all aspects of tourism industry. Using his expertise in Information Technology he has developed state of art ERP called TIMES (TBi in-house managed ERP solutions). His dedication, integrity and knowledge has contributed greatly to the growth of TBi.

Vikram Kodendera: COO Inbound

Well known in industry circles, Vikram has over 20 years of experience in the inbound tourism field, networking closely with international agents and tour operators. He has served with several destination management companies and is well qualified to take TBi to new heights.

Aloo Gomes Pereira: COO, Charters & Goa

Aloo has over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry of which 7 years were spent in the hotel industry. He served with TCI for 23 years as COO- Charters and Goa and is an expert in air charter ground operations. He has played an instrumental role in promoting Goa as a charter destination, working closely with international operators.

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