Redbus And MobiKwik Partner To Provide Bus Tickets Through Mobile Wallet

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MobiKwik, an Indian online recharge platform has tied up with RedBus so that it can enable users to book bus tickets directly from the MobiKwik mobile wallet. The company’s mobile wallet lets users store money safely and pay quickly for online recharges, bill payments and online shopping.With this partnership with Redbus, Mobikwik users can directly book Redbus tickets from their mobile wallets....
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ixigo’s Revamped Trip Planner Has Google Street View To Offer Pre–Trip Visuals

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ixigo has given a makeover to its Trip Planning product and integrated Google’s Street View to enhance appeal of the destinations.Online Travel Agent (OTA) ixigo has tweaked its Travel Planner and attempted to infuse more travel related visual content as well as Social features. Additionally, the platform now has other important features like location–based searches, user–ratings as well as...
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IRCTC Assures Ticket Booking Will Be A Smooth & Hassle-Free Experience From Next Year

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Online ticketing booking for traveling aboard Indian Railways will be a pleasant & hassle-free experience from next year onwards, the IRCTC has assured. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) had been planning a major overhaul to the portal & the same is expected to be completed by early next year. They are trying to separate the search & booking functions. To speed...
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Cleartrip Launches Route Finder Service, WayToGo In Public Beta

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Cleartrip has made another feature addition to its website. This new feature is called WayToGo, which aims to help travelers to search travel routes on the website. The new platform, which is in public beta and has been developed by Melbourne based startup, Rome2Rio, gives users the ability to search routes across the world. Currently, it covers 5 trillion routes, 2.5 million places, 670 airlines and...
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Air India Ties Up With MakeMyTrip Aims To Tap Growing Leisure Segment

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It appears now that the National Airlines of India has realized that vitality of Online Travel Agents (OTA). In order to tap the growing audience that prefers to book travels online, Air India has tied-up with OTA MakeMyTrip. Air India will look beyond airline ticketing & add ‘Air India Holidays’, a package offering platform that will be collate domestic as well as foreign destinations. Presently,...
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Wego Lands $17 Million In Funding Round From Crescent Point, Victoria Capital And Tiger Global

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Wego, the travel deal search engine has announced that it has closed a $17 million funding round from private equity firms Crescent Point, Victoria Capital and existing investors Tiger Global. The round was led by Crescent Point. The capital influx is aimed towards growing the company across different emerging markets, especially APAC and Middle East.Wego has been one of the first companies which...
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Cleartrip Launches A New Web Experience

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It has always been a pleasure to see how committed the folks at Cleartrip are towards product design and the consumer experience. Over the last year we have covered Cleartrip’s efforts in delivering a better mobile experience to their users. Today, the company has announced the complete redesign of its web experience. The redesigned webpage features a much cleaner and simpler design than the previous...
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BookMyShow & Others Questioned By Bombay HC For Charging Internet Handling Fees For Movie Tickets

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Online Ticketing Agents (OTA), especially for movies, are being questioned by Bombay High Court (HC) for overcharging patrons who purchase movie tickets from them, reports Medianama. The HC has asked multitude of online companies like BookMyShow.com, Big Cinema, Fame India, INOX, Fun Multiplex, Sterling, Globus Cinema, New Excelsior, 24 Karat Multiplex, HDIL Broadway, Abhiruchi City Pride and E-Square...
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Goibibo.com Launches iOS App

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After the success of its Android app, Goibibo.com has launched its iOS app. The OTA, though a bit late to enter the iOS ecosystem, has done a sleek job in designing the app. The app only facilitates domestic and international flight bookings for now, so that is one limitation. But I guess they will soon integrate other services like hotel bookings, bus bookings too.The landing page of the app will...
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MakeMyTrip’s Financial Results Indicate Online Travel Preferences Of Indians

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Online Travel Agency (OTA) MakeMyTrip’s (MMT) financial results have a few interesting patterns that indicate the progress of the segment & preferences of online travelers. MakeMyTrip generated gross revenue of US$ 228.8 Million in the year ended March 31, 2013, an increase of 16.4% (29.7% if currency fluctuation is not factored) over the previous year. However, the company reported 1.4% decline...
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