About Riya - The Travel Expert!

Five Million Travelers can’t be wrong!

Over five million people served by the experts at Riya every year. “We understand travel” Our goal and purpose is to understand the wants of the global traveler and our experts help define their needs.

Riya, is placed amongst multibillion dollar organizations in the world, and is one of the largest air travel consolidators globally with approximately 20% to 25% of market share in some countries that we are present. Our experts are available 24/7 to help you save big, by finding you the cheapest vacation or cruise package to a dream destination or the best deal on your flight booking.

  • Since 1980

    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.

  • Recognition

    Riya is a big Texan entity and rated A+ by BBB, Accredited by some of the top industry professional entities such as; IATA, ARC, ASTA and other professional industry accreditations.

  • Our Passion

    We love what we do and challenge ourselves every day, constantly sourcing the best deal; to bring the best travel value for you and your family.

Our Mission

"Building Memories through Travel"- Travel is not about airplanes, car rentals, hotels etc. Travel is all about the memories you bring back with you. Experiencing new destinations, visiting family, meeting new people and getting back together with existing friends is what travel is all about.

To deliver Beyond Our Clients’ Expectations, Providing Value Added Services by Optimizing Our Resources, To Be The Most Professional, Efficient & Innovative Travel Facilitator, Whilst Being an Ethical and Socially Responsible Corporate Citizen

Who We Are

Riya founded by our Chairman / President Mr. George M John, Alias “GMJ Thampy”, in 1980.His relentless strife to exceed beyond his own expectations and the drive to be amongst the top players in the global travel industry was unrivaled and ever present in his aura to over achieve.

With an extremely aggressive and super achieving CEO & Director Mr. Benson Samuel, at the helm, his style of management has always been dynamic, inspiring and independent. He has personally picked his team to execute his strategy and global business plan into action. Like the saying “everything is big in Texas” Riya is a big Texan entity and rated A+ by BBB, Accredited by some of the top industry professional entities such as; IATA, ARC, ASTA and other professional industry accreditations.

As a leader in the global travel industry, we employ over 2000 professional experts, in over sixty locations, across the; USA, Canada, Middle-East and India, with over 100 years of combined experience in providing expert travel services. We are proud of the fact that, we are committed to operating our business in a professional and responsible manner. Our global presence is dominant across all nations that we are represented in, serving communities and organizations, of a multi ethnic and culturally diverse society.

Since the inception our business module has evolved over the decades 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 etc.

We are an organization built on sound financial ground, great credibility and international reputation. We understand the wants’ and needs of our valued travelers better than any other organization. Our goal is to pursue innovation while adapting to changes through constant improvement of our services, based on a proactive approach to meet the requirements of our valued customers.

At Riya, we are inspired and guided by our core principles and those of our employees. Contributing to our communities, serving our clients, constantly working to improve our service delivery and empowering our employees to live and work responsibly is at the core of our business actions. We pledge to make continued progress in support of these principles as we look ahead to the future, conducting our business maintaining the highest level of ethics.

We value our human resource the most and with a quest to always satisfy our customer beyond expectations. We keep continuously updating and training in enhancing their knowledge and talents to achieve service excellence. Our staff, rated as some of the best in the industry, collectively counts several decades of experience in the Travel Trade and Airlines Industry globally.