Ekostay, a hospitality firm specifically catering to the homestay audience for their holidays in touristy cities. The homestay thrives in being hygienic, cozy, affordable as well as luxurious with private and common pools across cities like Lonavala/Khandala, Goa, Alibaug, Mahableshwar/Panchgani, Karjat, Nashik & Igatpuri. Ekostay were into construction earlier but by seeing the tremendous demand they now also have a range of homestays. They aim to make a conscious travel weekend getaway and the best choice to go places in India. After a dark year, sea-sun (season) to travel and explore local beauty is springing, aimed to make Ekostay a happy and safe place for everyone at the price of a short stay where one can enjoy a long getaway.
Travellers prefer domestic travel in the coming years, for e.g. according to the survey on Indian luxury travelers conducted during May 2020, Goa was the most preferred domestic travel destination during COVID-19 pandemic. About 48 percent of the respondents stated that they preferred to travel to whatever place is COVID-free when they want to travel in that year. The existing properties are expanding into new markets to increase our inventory more than the previous year.
Varun Arora is the Co-Founder & CEO of EKO STAY. He completed his Bachelors in Mass Media from Mumbai University in 2011. Varun has 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing, Construction, Real Estate and Hospitality. He started his career at TravelXP channel as a marketing executive after which he moved to id8 media solutions as a social media marketing executive. Post that he got into the family business of developing second home villas in Lonavala & Khandala as Director, West Coast Realty. After learning the ropes, he co-founded EKO STAY with 3 other partners in 2018, beginning his journey as an entrepreneur. As CEO of EKO STAY, he leads the operations and marketing functions while overseeing homeowner relations and studying new markets for entry.
EKOSTAY has been successful in marking its territory in Maharashtra & Goa so far and is further expanding to the North & South of India before the end of this year. We’re targeting Ooty, Coorg and Coonor down south & Shimla, Manali & Kasol up North.