BnBNation (http://bnbnation.com) is an Aggregator platform of Bed & Breakfast (BnB) accommodations, supporting the “Incredible India” theme, to serve foreign and domestic tourists.
Our primary strategy is to unify the bed and breakfast accommodation business, started by the Govt. of India as a part of “Incredible India” theme, into a seamless one-stop shop for domestic and foreign tourists to search, book, pay, and review the Indian homely stay experience and return home with fond memories of the local culture, cuisine and warm hospitality of the hosts.
We believe, with the special provision given to the bed and breakfast (BnB) accommodation by the government, BnBs are a disruptor in the hospitality sector as it has the potential not only to turn home owners into entrepreneurs, but bring forth a 3 or 5 star hotel stay experience at the price of a 1-star hotel.
Having understood the pain points of the incoming tourists, BnB owners and GoI, we implemented the technology and processes to amalgamate a robust solution to solve the same and generate wealth for these stakeholders and for the tourism industry as a whole.
Anshul Saxena, Co-Founder
Mr. Anshul Saxena – A 2013-14 graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, Anshul has over 10 years of experience across the public, private and government sectors. He has spent a bulk of his career in the US building software products, some of which are used by the top banks and financial institutions. He has worked with Airtel, the world’s 3rd largest telecom service provider, in the product management, acquisitions and strategy groups and won accolades for his hard work, business acumen and single point dedication. He has decided to jump on the startup bandwagon as he believes through this endeavor of BnB Nation, he can be a part of the new upcoming disruption in the tourism/hospitality space in India, and create an everlasting value proposition.
Ambuj Saxena, Co-Founder
Ambuj Saxena is a 2013 Brand Management graduate from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA). He has successfully executed various online and offline marketing campaigns for companies operating in Automobile, Fashion and Lifestyle, Travel and Tourism sectors as well as Government departments. He has provided consultancy to Hop On Hop Off (HOHO) Bus services in Delhi and helped increase its ridership. He participated twice in HULT Competition, an International Annual Case study contest, in Dubai to solve an issue plaguing the society through social entrepreneurship. Earlier, as a Computer Engineer graduate, he had spent valuable time working in TCS to hone his technical skills. He has co-founded BnBNation as he believes that Tourism and Hospitality is as much online as it is offline, and he can add value to both.
Dr. GG Saxena is an ex IAS officer and a former MD of Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corp.(DTTDC) He is a well-known expert in the industry and has his doctorate in the area of “Role of Bed and Breakfasts” in Delhi. His expertise is in the areas of tourism, law and infrastructure domains. He is currently empanelled with the Delhi High Court Bar Association, Indian Council of Arbitration and SAROD (NHAI). He is a visiting faculty of IITTM, Ministry of Tourism. He is also the Secretary-cum-Treasurer of Delhi Heritage Foundation, Delhi.
Indian BnBs: An Emerging disruptor in the Hospitality sector
All the 3 mentioned above have co-authored a book titled ‘Indian BnBs: An emerging disruptor in the Hospitality sector’. Due to authentic data and extensive research that has made the book invaluable for Hospitality aspirants, the book has been adopted as a course book in various Schools of Tourism and Hospitality present in Jammu University, Ambedkar University, and Jamia Millia Islamia.
The book has foreword by the Hon’ble India Tourism Minister, Mr KJ Alphons.