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Overview

isango! is a specialist retailer of tours, experiences and attraction tickets. Through our award-winning website - isango.com we allow consumers to research and book all their holiday activities online.

isango.com is the flagship website of Isango! Limited. Isango! Limited manage and operate a range of brands including Love Orlando Tickets and Just London Theatre Breaks as well as destination specialist sites such as Local Paris Tours. In 2012 Isango! Limited served customers in more than 150 countries.

Isango! Limited is part of the TUI Travel PLC group of companies.

And in case you were wondering… isango is the Zulu word for gateway… think of us as your gateway to the world.

Our Dream

We, like you, are travelers who have come to expect that the online sites ought to offer much more than telling us what the best price is to get from A to B, or giving us a list of hotels in a particular city. There have got to be sites like that... but we think that online travel should move to the next level.

We believe we travel to do things, find out about cultures, people, places and see what the world has to offer. How many times have we come back raving about the great flight we had? Perhaps not that often. We come back and talk about what we did there, how great the safari was, the fascinating drive through the wineries, or simply the great boat ride that we had. We talk about experiences. That is the purpose of our travel…that is why we board the flight, and endure it all the way, in the first place.

This is where we felt online sources were not helping much. First, to tell you all about a destination - the stuff you need to know to understand a place, and have a complete view of the experiences you can find over there. Then, to bring those products together under one roof for you to plan and book in the most convenient way.

Our History

Our journey began in 2006 when the founders decided to give up the comforts of the corporate world and plunge into our shared dream. Soon we were turning our simple vision into a concrete action plan. Our ambitions were fuelled further with the overdose of caffeine that comes with starting operations out of Starbucks. The idea proved infectious. Before we knew it, we had grown into a global team of driven professionals, joined by our passion for experience-led travel.

Using the mix of experiences gained in leadership roles in some of the largest names in online travel, best practices learnt in strategy consulting and in some of the most respected corporations, the isango! team has built the largest collection of enriching experiences around the world, and provides you with easy access to, what once were, hard-to-book products.

Why isango!

Why indeed! Let us give you the reasons exactly Why isango!

Introducing Blossom... our brand mascot

Blossom was born into a colony of 200 in the lush English countryside and from the very start it was clear that she was a very different kind of bee. While her friends would spend their days buzzing from one flower to the next, Blossom would practice bungee jumping from the tallest of sunflowers, travel to the very edges of the field she called home and converse with everyone and anyone she met on her expeditions.

Her teeny field soon proved too small for her thirst for adventure and with well-wishings from her family and friends she embarked on a journey across the globe. So far she has seen the pyramids of Egypt, strolled through the sumptuous rooms of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, tasted wines in France and tucked into a delicious BBQ on the Fourth of July in Tennessee… The more she travels the more she wants to see.

Blossom is our inspiration when it comes to travelling. Tasting, smelling, seeing and touching her way through the world – forever searching for that next big adventure. With her expertise and guidance, you'll be sure to find the best things to do and see wherever in the world you're headed!

Our new lines of business

Theme park tickets: www.loveorlandotickets.com
Theatre breaks: www.justlondontheatrebreaks.com

Team isango!

Ranjan Singh

Ranjan Singh

CEO and Co-founder

Ranjan Singh is one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs in online travel. With over six years experience at some of the biggest companies in the travel industry, he was well-placed to identify and move quickly on the next big thing in online travel… experiences.

Following an MBA at INSEAD, Ranjan joined Expedia in 2002 as Country Manager Netherlands. He subsequently became the Director of a pan-European business unit which included country operations for the Netherlands and Italy, and Expedia's private label business across Europe.

In mid 2004 Ranjan joined Ebookers as Manager Director, responsible for Hotels. During this time he oversaw the company's global hotel and destinations services business, including the tours and excursions across multiple brands.

Ranjan has conceived and co-founded isango! and is leading the team as the CEO. isango! was launched in 2007. In less than two years isango! has become one of the largest aggregators of travel experiences across the globe, built a team passionate and driven individuals and secured $10 million in funding. Ranjan has been key in steering the company's vision during this time and was named one of the rising stars of UK business by The Observer in 2007.

As with many successful and passionate entrepreneurs, Ranjan's recent travel has been somewhat restricted to the conference and trade show circuit, but in his spare time, he loves to ‘mystery shop' isango, with recent sampled experiences including- white water rafting in the Himalayas, hand gliding in Rio and the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Next to tick off his list?….a cowboy training camp in the Australian Outback.

Aseem Sadana

Aseem Sadana

COO and Co-founder

An Architect and a management consultant by background, Aseem has played a key role in setting up and building isango!

Following his MBA from INSEAD in 2000, Aseem joined Cluster Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm in London. He has led several assignments for telecom op-erators and start-ups, in Europe, North America and Asia, covering marketing strategy, new products and services, operations and program management.

After 5 years of helping businesses succeed by rolling out new product and services, Aseem has co-founded isango! He has played an important part in all aspects of building the company- from planning and fund raising to making it operational in UK and India.

Aseem is a keen trekker, photographer, and explorer of exotic places and has won awards for his research on architecture of remote settlements. This includes leading a research team to Malana, a rather inaccessible yet ancient Himalayan tribal community. From a personal passion for travel experiences to enabling experiences for travelers around the world, it has been quite a journey.

Deepak Jha

Deepak Jha

Director Products

Deepak leads the “Products” function at isango!. The “Products” team at isango! is involved in analyzing customer demand, learning about new and exciting travel experiences, establishing and managing relationships with suppliers around the world and last but not the least bringing the travel experiences to life using words and images on isango! web-sites.

Before joining isango!, Deepak worked as a Management Consultant with Accenture and Client Relationship Manager with Cognizant.

Deepak lives in London and is training in Indian Classical Music.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant Kumar

Tech Lead

Prashant leads technology development at isango!. His role encompasses platform architecture, leading the technology team to develop new features and functionalities on multiple websites, and ongoing enhancements.

He has several years of experience in product development including web based applications and project management, with particular focus on Microsoft technologies. Prior to his fast paced isango! journey, he has had experience with well established software companies, where he undertook several product development projects covering consumer and enterprise applications.

Prashant holds a Masters degree in Computer Science.

Peter Melhado

Peter Melhado

Non-Executive Director

Peter Melhado is a well-known entrepreneur in Jamaica. He led the Manufacturers Group, a local banking and investment concern, through a number of mergers before exiting via sale to a large regional entity in 2004. He invests in a number of early stage companies, mainly in the technology space.

He is currently CEO of the ICD Group, a Jamaican-based firm with interests in real estate, construction, property management and insurance. He holds a B Sc (Engineering) from McGill University and a Masters from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.

Investors

SPARK Ventures

SPARK Ventures

SPARK Ventures is the leading quoted early-stage venture capital investor in Europe, providing equity investment to high growth technology, media and healthcare companies in the UK and Europe.

SPARK Ventures manages approximately million across several investment vehicles including: three Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs); University Funds on behalf of leading UK universities including Oxford; and a Limited Partnership on behalf of major institutional investors. SPARK Ventures plc also invests capital from its own balance sheet.

SPARK Ventures has been investing in early-stage businesses for 12 years and has a wealth of expertise in backing and developing companies from start-up through to eventual trade sale or IPO.

Beringea LLP

Beringea LLP

Beringea is an international venture capital firm with over $200m under management. Established in 1985, the group has invested in over 100 companies in the UK and the USA focusing on companies with exceptional management teams and targeting markets undergoing dynamic change.


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Why isango!
Our promises

Best price guarantee
We guarantee to provide you with the lowest prices. Find the same activity or hotel cheaper and we will refund the difference.

No cancellation fees
We are obsessed with negotiating flexible cancellation policies, because we understand things happen and plans change.

Peace of mind
Avoid disappointment of tours selling out, skip the queue, and plan ahead to free up your holiday time.

Hand-picked suppliers
All of our suppliers are carefully selected to ensure that they provide the best service at a competitive price.