During his many business trips, Mayank noticed the sad state of affairs on the corporate side of travel that was very disconnected. Planning a trip was an offline and time-consuming process every single time. To him, as a traveler, the system felt broken, and that was not just in India; but also across the US, Canada, Australia, and the Middle East. At the same time, as a consultant with McKinsey, he found many clients struggling to cut down on operational costs with travel as a constant element in this fight. After participating in many client projects that tried to combat business travel challenges, Mayank got to understand how companies think of travel as a spending item and try to control it at a deeper level.
An understanding of businesses' need to optimize costs along with an overview of the business travel segment led to the birth of ITILITE- a smart platform designed to help reduce the travel expenses of corporates by offering employees rewards for choosing budget-friendly travel options.