One of the most successful online U.K. travel agencies ebookers.com was founded by Dinesh Dhamija, a British-Indian business entrepreneur of Punjabi roots.
ebookers was established in 1998 but its origins go back more than 20 years earlier when its predecessor company Flightbookers was started by Dinesh in London’s Earls Court area.
Realising the potential of the Internet, Dinesh developed ebookers as an interactive branch of Flightbookers. Within a few years, the firm established itself as one of Europe’s leading online travel agencies. In 2005, Dinesh sold ebookers for £209m. Via subsequent acquisitions, ebookers became part of online travel company Expedia Inc. in 2015.