Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Riya Travels becomes Title Sponsor of PCNAK 2016


               The Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites (PCNAK) is the only conference of its kind, grown to the largest South Asian Christian Community conference in North America. The conference has taken place annually since 1983 in various cities of North America bringing together thousands of Pentecostal believers for weekends filled with enriching worship, inspirational exhortations, refreshing fellowship, spiritual edification and renewed friendship.

PCNAK 2016 organized its Kickoff Event on 8 Nov, 2015 at First Church of God, New York. PCNAK 2016 is titled and sponsored by Riya Travels, a leading global travel company. Riya is an organization who has always given back to the community by generously sponsoring events such as this and several others across all cultures and communities.



                    The 34th Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites 2016 will be held in the beautiful city of Addison, Texas; a suburban city of Dallas. The venue for this year's conference will be the InterContinental Hotel with all meetings held under one roof.

The Title Sponsor: Riya Travel & Tours, Inc.

             Riya Travels began its journey in 1980 and has a growing global presence with more than 2000+ professional experts serving in over sixty locations across USA, Canada, Middle-East and India. Riya is a company of great credibility, built on decades of trust and diligent group of employees, delivering a world class customer services by professional travel experts.





































                 Riya has evolved over the decades, to become a top rated world class travel company providing complete travel services and to include; Air Consolidation, Corporate Travel Management, Retail Travel Services, Packaged Holidays, Religious Tours, Cruises and Cruise Tours, Special Interest Groups, Training in Travel & Tourism, Student Travel, Travel Technology, and more.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Riya Travels - Grand Opening

New North American Head quarters in Irving, Texas, USA

Riya Travels inaugurated their new building to house the North American head quarters. The new state of the art building in Irving, TX, is located at 1503 W Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, USA. This will be the new facility for the North American Head Quarters, Located on one of the main high ways (Airport Freeway/SH 183) between McArthur Blvd and Story Road. This new building is in close proximity to DFW International Airport, Baylor Hospital, Dallas Cow Boys Foot Ball Stadium, Downtown Dallas and several other major attractions land mark buildings.


The grand occasion was officiated on the 5th day of November 2015 at 11:00 AM CST, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the founder, Chairman/President Mr GMJ Thampy, accompanied by The North American CEO and group director Mr Benson Samuel. The occasion was also attended by top airline officials, Diplomats, industry & community leaders and several other dignitaries. Some notable guests were as follows:


                                                                                     Qatar-Airways-Team                                                                                 Hon. Sara Wilshaw- Consul General of Canada




                                                                                      Emirates-Airline-Team                                                                                       Kuwait-Airways-Team



                                                                                                Team-Riya-Travel-Dallas                                                                                                    Lanoma-Martin-and-Vic-Pynn-from-Amadeus

Hon. Sara Wilshaw- Consul General of Canada
Mr David Weiner- Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada 
Mr Gunter Saurwein- VP Americas, Qatar Airways
MS Lisa Markovic- Country Manager USA, Qatar Airways 
Mathias Schmidt- VP USA, Emirates Airlines
Christopher Fordyce- Senior VP Global Business, British Airways
Mr Abdul Aziz Aldayyan- Regional Director Americas, Kuwait Airways

There were also representatives from, GDS Partners Amadeus, Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Lufthansa, American, Gulf Air, Srilankan and other leading industry partners from cruise companies, tour operators and banking institutions.

A world renowned Travel Management Company with over sixty locations worldwide, employees’ more than two thousand people combined in all of their locations. Started the North American operation in 2009 in Irving, Texas and has rapidly expanded into eleven locations in USA and Canada. Mr Benson Samuel CEO/Director, a Texas resident and a veteran in the travel industry has built a strategic team of experts to serve the travel industry, and the needs of the discerning global traveler. Navigating the North American operations from its current location in Irving, TX was quick to adapt the need for change and embrace the latest and the best technology that has evolved in the one hundred years of commercial aviation.

The new North American Head Quarters building is equipped with the latest in optical communication technology, easy access to the public, ADA compliant and most importantly environmentally conscious by using some of the best in HVAC system and other equipment. An ambiance of newly planted trim trees, will add to the professionally designed landscaping and the earthly color shades of the building itself. This new facility will also offer more parking than what is required by the code of the city of Irving.


The building is uniquely designed to accommodate a growing number of employees, with seats and work stations of air travel experts, vacation experts, call center team, digital marketing team, executive offices, conference room, meeting room, employee break room with all modern amenities, to comfortably house over sixty of them and yet the interior of the building boast of a calm and open environment.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Riya Travels is Set to Move Into Their Brand New Building in The Dallas Metroplex

Riya Travels is adding more man power and square footage, by doubling the size of their current office with ample parking and moving into their own state of the art building in Irving, TX. The building is located at 1503 W Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, USA. This will be the new facility for the North American Head Quarters, Located on one of the main high ways (Airport Freeway/SH 183) between McArthur Blvd and Story Road. This new building is in close proximity to DFW International Airport, Baylor Hospital, Dallas Cow Boys Foot Ball Stadium, Downtown Dallas and several other major attractions land mark buildings.


A world renowned Travel Management Company with over sixty locations worldwide, employees’ more than two thousand people combined in all of their locations. Started the North American operation in 2009 in Irving, Texas and has rapidly expanded into eleven locations in USA and Canada. Mr Benson Samuel CEO/Director, a Texas resident and a veteran in the travel industry has built a strategic team of experts to serve the travel industry, and the needs of the discerning global traveler. Navigating the North American operations from its current location in Irving, TX was quick to adapt the need for change and embrace the latest and the best technology that has evolved in the one hundred years of commercial aviation.

The new North American Head Quarters building is equipped with the latest in optical communication technology, easy access to the public, ADA compliant and most importantly environmentally conscious by using some of the best in HVAC system and other equipment. An ambiance of newly planted trim trees, will add to the professionally designed landscaping and the earthly color shades of the building itself. This new facility will also offer more parking than what is required by the code of the city of Irving.

The building is uniquely designed to accommodate a growing number of employees, with seats and work stations of air travel experts, vacation experts, call center team, digital marketing team, executive offices, conference room, meeting room, employee break room with all modern amenities, to comfortably house over sixty of them and yet the interior of the building boast of a calm and open environment.

Thank You to our loyal customers without whom and their continued support and patronage, we will not be where we are today, they will have the pleasure of walking into a state of the art facility and sit in luxury and relax in a serene ambiance, while the experts navigate through our oceans of products and services in our fully integrated booking systems to source the best deal for their upcoming business trip, dream vacation, R&R or simply visiting friends and relatives..

Riya is committed to deliver the best in service, products and price and most importantly prudent in our business practice and being a responsible corporate citizen.

Rated A+ by the better business bureau of America (BBB) and certified by International Air Transportation Association (IATA), American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) and endorsed by most major international airlines as a top global revenue producer and en elite travel management company. Riya Travels will continue to increase the impetus in our service delivery.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Riya Travels Set to Move into New Building in Dallas

Riya Travels & Tours Inc. began its journey in 1980 and has marked presence in over sixty locations worldwide. We started the North American operation in 2009 in Irving, Texas and has rapidly expanded into eleven locations in USA and Canada. With 2000+ employees, we strive to offer excellent services to our customers ensuring their comfort and happiness throughout. With years of experience, we are one of the largest air travel consolidators and have become experts in providing best travel services globally.

As a leading global travel company, Riya Travels has many success stories and now we are adding more man power and square footage, by doubling the size of our current office and all set to move our current office into the new state of the art building in Irving, TX.

The new North American Head Quarter’s building is located at 1503 W Airport Freeway, Irving, TX 75062, USA between McArthur Blvd and Story Road. The space is in close proximity to DFW International Airport, Baylor Hospital, Dallas Cow Boys Foot Ball Stadium, Downtown Dallas and several other major attractions land mark buildings.

Our new building is well equipped with the latest in optical communication technology, easy access to the public, ADA compliant and using some of the best in HVAC system and other equipment. Not only this, our new office space is uniquely designed to accommodate our growing number of employees, with separate seats and work stations of air travel experts, call center team, vacation experts, executive offices, conference room, digital marketing team, meeting room, employee break room.

With all modern amenities and ample parking space, the opulent ambiance and the earthly color shades with newly planted trim tress in the building adds the glory and makes it the professional designed landscaping.

In a recent interview our CEO/Director Mr. Benson Samuel shares his gratitude and said “Thank You to our loyal customers without whom and their continued support and patronage, we will not be where we are today.” He also said that now our customers will have the pleasure of walking and sitting in luxury and relax in a serene ambiance, while the experts can navigate through our oceans of products and services in our fully integrated booking systems to source the best deal for their upcoming business trip, dream vacation, R&R or simply visiting friends and relatives.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Top Things to Do During Orlando Vacations

Top Things To Do In Orlando
Orlando Theme Parks Ultimate Dream Land



Universal's Islands of Adventure 


Everyone in there lifetime must travel to this heavenly place , as alone in Orlando this place boasts about 7 distinct islands weather it is Jurassic Park , Toon Lagoon , Harry Potter wizard world and what not. It is one of the best places for children too.


Walt Disney World


Walt Disney World is hell expensive and highly exhausting but it is really worth ,  better when you have children its once in a life time experience for them. Its spread about  30,000 acres in four theme parks having several golf courses and fine eateries and what not and yes the Mickey Mouse.

Discovery Cove


If you want to have real animal Encounter basically that of the sea-world then discovery cove is the best place to be the rides the interactive play ground its just too much to let go off.

John F. Kennedy Space Center


As much a part of Orlando's Mickey and Minnie, the John F. Kennedy Space Center is another alternative to theme parks which maybe is less expensive and fun too.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Riya Travels Launches Dubai Office

Riya Travels Opens Office in Dubai


India's #1 & America's Favorite Travel Company Riya Travels launches first office in Dubai as part of its foray into the Middle East.














Monday, December 16, 2013

Riya Travels Holidays wins Best Tour Operator Award

RIYA The Travel Expert wins Best Tour Operator Award


RIYA Holidays is part of USD 2 billion Dollar turnover Travel Company Based in India and North America known as the travel Experts won the "Best outbound Tour Operator Award" offered by Government of Kerala (India).



This prestigious award was received by Chairman & Managing Director of RIYA Group of Companies Mr. George M John alias Thampy, from the Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy.


Mr. Thampy said: "we are very proud to have won the very prestigious award. This proves that our commitment to excellence and our passion for travel continues to bear fruits throughout the company."

When Government of Kerala decided to put one Tour Operator on the subject of best Outbound Tour Operator of India, one stood out from all the rest – RIYA the Travel Expert the winner of the best Tour Operator award.

Mr. George M John alias Thampy CMD RIYA Group receiving Best Tour Operator Award from Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy


Riya Travels set the standard for all other tour operators & travel agents. Since the beginning of the Riya Travels in 1980, they offered expert costumer services, since then have become a byword for quality and expert services.

Tours and travel services are models of expertise and craftsmanship, creating the perfect ambience for travel and leisure at its best. Complementing such luxurious and comfortable tours are the miraculous creations for any travel agent. 

Riya the travel expert is not only known for its traditional unbeatable flight deals but it also makes other travel services like hotel bookings, car rental services and customized tailor made tour packages.

The Chairman & Managing Director RIYA Group Mr. George M John alias Thampy quoted, this is true "not altogether surprising for a company that profess to offer tailor-made journeys for the discerning traveler"

He added our customers are impressing with the enthusiasm, extensive knowledge and genuinely personal service received from the Riya Travels team; the speed with which queries were answered, the quality of the suggestions made and the informative nature of the Travel consultants and website.

Riya Travels has come a long way since it began life in Mumbai India in the 1980 as a travel agent specializing in Air Ticketing and now offers complete travel solution to more than 5 million travelers globally. More than 60 offices globally and a team of 2000 travel experts are providing high level of customer services round the clock. In addition of providing similarly high level of customer services, some spot-on suggestions and clear personal knowledge of the destinations being sold, Riya Travels also proved extremely competitive on price: Riya Travels is a company that lives up to its hype of giving "Unbeatable Travel Deals and outstanding value'

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