Episode 31: Dinesh Dhamija (Copper Beech Group), London, United Kingdom
By Kevin Daum, Marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com
In 1980, YPO member Dinesh Dhamija and his wife, Tani, started selling travel tickets from a kiosk in Earl’s Court tube station in London, United Kingdom. Three years later, the kiosk developed into Flightbookers, a travel agency with three locations. The company grew rapidly and soon was known across Europe with offices in 12 countries.
In 1996, Dhamija began raising funds for Ebookers.com, the first interactive online travel agency in the United Kingdon. Within a few years, it became one of Europe’s leading travel agencies. In 2005, he sold Ebookers for GBP209 million.
In this episode, Dhamija shares his insights on how to go from one kiosk to big success while navigating the world of change.
Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.