In 1971, in Detroit, a young lad, Ashok Shah, at the very tender age of 21 was eager and keen to get ahead in life. Instead of landing a summer job at one of the automobile companies, he preferred to sell travel tickets to his colleagues to visit their motherland, India. At that time, for only $300.00 one could purchase a roundtrip return ticket from the USA to INDIA.
With tremendous demand & unexpected success at this young age, Ashok was given the confidence to set foot and embark on a successful journey from engineering into the travel field. This led to the inception of Ashok Travels in Detroit. Soon, Ashok Travels shifted from Detroit to Toronto due to the large number of South Asians residing in Toronto at that time. Toronto became the home for this solid and stable corporation.
Since 1973, Ashok Travels has been established. However, it was incorporated in 1975. Ashok Travels became a household name in the South Asian community in the early 80’s with the take over of Jumbo World Travel. With the amalgamation of both the corporations Ashok Travels catered to the needs of South Asians in Toronto in a very large scale.
With our efficient service & most competitive fares, Ashok Travels has never looked back. We have always welcomed new technology that is being utilized in the travel industry. With globalisation, we can cater to every corner of this planet.
We can guarantee that we have the most competitive fares on all our products. Our promise is to guarantee you that we will beat ANY online fare that you have seen today. Our commitment is to carry our promise and to make you ours.
With the “curry” section, we have fulfilled the needs of many fine chefs including the travel needs of Bombay Palace.
We have always been cricket fans and have assisted with the United Way cricket match and with the Sahara Cups in Toronto.
With Bollywood, we have played a major role for the production of many movies and live stage concerts. In particular, we played a major role in the production of LOVE IN CANADA - starring Jitendra, Vinod Mehra & Maushami Chatterji by fulfilling their travel needs. Also, we have assisted the famous actor Amitabh Bachchan by providing our travel services for many of his live stage concerts. We have also assisted with the live stage concerts benefiting the United Way in 1985 with the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, and late Kishore Kumar.