Southall Travel’s top destination is India, and its principal market is British Asians. It also sells flights to the Middle East, Far East and North America from its website and a call centre in New Delhi. Kuljinder Bahia was appointed managing director of the firm in 1997 at the age of 24. He initiated a £1m advertising campaign in 2004, which put the company’s name on Heathrow billboards and Sky television. All this helped to grow sales 63% a year, from £5.9m in 2001 to £25.5m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank81
CompanySouthall Travel
ActivityTravel agency and tour operator
LocationWest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years62.64%
Latest sales £000s25,450
Staff19
Founded1984
Websitewww.southalltravel.co.uk

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