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We are proud that our partner in India has successfully completed the ISO 9001:2015 re-certification (April 2017), making them one of the first Destination Management Companies globally to gain this distinction.
ISO 9001 is the world's most widely recognised standard for quality management systems, and its latest revision was published on 23 September 2015. The standard helps organisations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services. They have been re-certified on April 2017 for ISO 9001:2015 for the scope - Provision of Destination Management Services for Inbound & Domestic Tour Operations.
By meeting the extensive criteria for these standards, our partner proudly affirms its in-depth product knowledge, highly trained and motivated team and our commitment to meet our client's needs and always try to exceed their expectations. When you travel with us, you can be assured it will be a trip of a lifetime, every time.
Spiritual Journeys, Inc: Our first tour was in 1997, since then growning to be recognised as a dedicated, known and proven provider of custom and pre-packaged tours exploring spirituality and spiritual sites in India, Thailand and Cambodia.
Deepak Singh, the owner-operator of SJI, was born in New Delhi, India, and worked and lived in North & South India, England and the USA building his career as an engineer. After working as an engineer for over twenty years, he began pursuing his passion to foster personal and cultural growth of others. He is the grandson of HH Maharaja Ranbir Singh, of Jind in the Punjab in India.
In 1993, Deepak helped launch more than 150 products related to alternative (Ayurveda) healthcare products and set up teacher-training and certification programas President of several companies owned by the author and public-speaker, Dr. Deepak Chopra. He has promoted and managed more than 50 multi-day, multi-hundred people conferences and then worked to facilitate the cultural and spiritual growth of individuals by arranging discretionary travel services to Cambodia, India and Thailand for hundreds of people from tens of countries.
He read mechanical engineering at the University of Manchester in England and was a Chartered Engineer. He loves to teach Indian cooking, and is on the Board of Directors of New England Pacific Asia Travel Association, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Heritage of Arts of Southasia for whom he has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars.
He has been wholy immersed in aspects of spirituality since 1993 and has been a practicing meditator since 1981.
SJI works with the leading travel and tour companies in both India and Thailand. Both companies are extremely well regarded for their professionalism and track record of excellent service. They have been chosen for their strengths and attributes. These large companies possess both the breadth of knowledge to give confidence to the traveler and specific knowledge fine tuned to our requirements when the traveler requires answers not available in guide books.
Our partner in India is a part of the global Destination Management business of Hotelbeds Group (part of TUI, a US$ 23b travel Company) with operations in +40 countries. They are based in Delhi and have 20 group owned offices in India together with joint venture offices in Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives. They are a preferred partner for leading tour operators in Europe, UK, Americas, Far East & Australasia for the Indian sub-continent. Their extensive research on heritage hotels, tea estates, home stays, colonial buildings & hideouts, small hotels, forest bungalows, and other unique accommodation allows them to package extraordinary tours.
Given its leading market position as a TUI owned company, they have unprecedented relationships with service providers, allowing pass-through of both savings and quality of service to their clients. Such a force in this industry is of incalculable value in small places or during peak tourist season where supply of guides, vehicles and other services is limited, all-in-all making the tour for their clients exceptional and memorable. They have their own fleet of vehicles, and work with independent contractors by training their drivers, help upgrade and maintain vehicles.
They have won many awards, including Best Inbound Tour Operator for six consecutive years (2007 - 2013); Best Overseas Tour Operator from Europe (2013), from Latin America (2013), and from UK (2010 & 2011); Best Tourism Publicity Material (2013); and, Best MICE Operator (2012).
They are well known and widely respected in tourism circles and regularly exhibit around the world, including USTOA, Pure-Marrakesh, ITB-Berlin, WTM-London, ATM-Dubai, AIME-Australia, IBTM-Barcelona, ILTM-Cannes, PATA Travel Mart-Asia, SATTE-Delhi, GITB-Jaipur, EMITT-Istanbul and IMEX-Frankfurt.
from the normal tours they manage for SJI, our partner has a separate
division for luxury tours catering to our clients who want the best.
Controlled by a dedicated cell ensuring smooth handling of complex tours
for clients accustomed to the best the world can provide in ultimate
style, including world-class hotels in breathtaking locales, private
aircraft, golf in the best golf resorts, private visits to galleries
of contemporary Indian artists & designers, specific shopping, side
trips, theatre, live performances, fine-dining in the most exclusive
restaurant and arranging appointments in
the best spas. They can manage special celebrations such as a marriage
in an old palace or a birthday in a romantic beach resort. For every
such guest, there is an assigned personal concierge 24 hours a day.
Partner in Southeast Asia: Was the first destination
management company to specialize in Indochina operations and the first
Asia based travel company owned by its employees. Since their establishment
in 1996 in Thailand and Vietnam, they have developed a network in China,
Japan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma, Singapore, Malaysia and
Laos, and now have 11 offices with a staff of 600. They are now a formidable
travel and tours powerhouse in South Asia region. Their experienced
travel executives provide travel services solely responsive to the needs
of you, our client, ensuring you receive the absolute pinnacle of personalized
service to your fullest satisfaction.
What We Have Achieved: As a recognized tour operator, SJI has arranged and managed travel for more than a thousand people from more than thirty countries who have visited India and Thailand, either traveling as individuals, in small private parties or being a part of pre-packaged tours.
What We Offer: Our core strength are packaged and custom spiritual tours to India and Thailand, while arranging individual travel also. We package unique and customized tours on architecture, arts, wild-life, palaces, music, religion, etc. These can be used for fund raising activities, tours led by speakers, specific tours for societies, museums, professional groups, etc.. We have access to eloquent academicians to lead tours or who can offer discourses on spirituality or professions such as music, architecture, the arts, etc. In addition to travel management, we Manage Events in India.