Episode 31: Dinesh Dhamija (Copper Beech Group), London, United Kingdom

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.


Guest: Dinesh Dhamija, Chairman of Copper Beech Group
Host & Executive Producer: Kevin Daum
Executive Producer: Van Van
Music: DreamArtist Music.

Made possible with grants from Gazelles Growth Institute.

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Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of 5 books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe. Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters program and has received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.