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LuxUnlock, or as we like to say LUX, is our luxury brainchild thats been a long time coming.  Over the last decade in our luxury travel business,  we began to see a growing trend of luxury guests seeking exclusive, self-contained, safe, and private luxury travel experiences to bring together close family and friends. The 2020 pandemic accelerated this need. And LuxUnlock was born.

LuxUnlock is - unlocking access for luxury travellers to private luxury vacation homes that have never been given out before, and enhanced with a portfolio of curated destination experiences. And this comes backed by decades of our experience, entrepreneurship and innovation in the hospitality & tourism industry.

With our reputation of starting and operating successful hospitality enterprises and of creating the most memorable holiday experiences, we aim to bring these skills together to deliver you
the quintessential LuxUnlock Experience.

Best wishes - Rucha and Ashish Gupta


Rucha Gupta

Founder |

A hospitality degree from Pune and an MBA in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur, Rucha Gupta worked for several years in large corporations such as Procter & Gamble, Murugappa Group, and Mercer Consulting. Needing the flexibility of raising a family and working at the same time, she joined Milesworth Travel, the family-run corporate travel company, ushering in a wonderful 15-year relationship with American Express as their office in Chennai, India. In 2008, the idea of the city's first ever true Bed & Breakfast took shape, and Footprint B&B was born. It went on to win accolades from nearly every international travel guide from Lonely Planet, Frommers, Footprint, Rough Guides and Routard. And was voted the number one hospitality establishment in Chennai across all categories by TripExpert in 2019.  Rucha serves as a Director for Operations at LuxUnlock's parent company, Milesworth Journeys, our luxury travel company.

Ashish Gupta

Founder |

Ashish Gupta has had over 20 years of entrepreneurship in the hospitality & travel industry, which is backed by an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mangalore University and an MBA in Marketing & Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has had several years of professional service in companies such as Larsen & Toubro, Invensys plc, and ITC Limited - from designing tyre-making machinery to marketing consumer products and engineering solutions for the oil & gas industry. In the last two decades, he has co-founded The Barefoot Group in the Andaman Islands, owners of the award-winning eco-lodge Barefoot at  Havelock, and Barefoot Scuba, India's leading PADI scuba diving centre. In addition to this, he has also co-founded Travel To Care, India's first sustainable tourism online platform for responsible tourism, which was funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). He is currently Managing Director of Milesworth Journeys, Chennai's leading luxury holiday travel company. 



Private luxury travel to
India & The World

Tailormade explorations to
Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry

Stay at one of  the
World's Top 30 Island Lodges

Dive into the brilliant blue of
the Andaman Islands!

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