Ayojak Rebrands To Explara; Aims To Go Global

Ayojak has rebranded their service and is now known as Explara. The move comes as part of a larger effort to grow global. They announced the change in their official blog. Ayojak has had a good 4 year run and has powered the registration and ticketing functions of quite a few events over the years. We have used Ayojak for our WATSummit and Digital CMO events and we have to say that it worked out well...
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Facebook Is Testing Ticketing Feature For Events In Some Countries

Facebook’s usual way of testing products and services involves the location/country  specific release of some new features. They have done that with numerous feature upgrades like voice messaging in messenger, Page manager etc. This time it seems they are testing a ‘buy tickets’ option in its Events section. These feature has been spotted in Israel and now Netherlands. It was first brought to...
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Tickets To Pune Horse Racing Event To Be Available On KyaZoonga.com

Horse Racing On Kyazoonga.com
The online ticketing sphere just got a bit more interesting. KyaZoonga.com has partnered with the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) to sell tickets to horse racing & other events.  Events like horse-racing have always been perceived as the pass-time of the elite few. Hence turnouts to such events has been limited to people from the upper economic classes only. Horse Racing On Kyazoonga.com In...
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IRCTC Registers A Record Breaking Booking of 4.96 Lakh Tickets

Source: Pluggd.in
Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) the online e-booking portal representing Indian Railways has managed to surpass its own record with 4.96 Lakh Ticket Bookings on 13th July. Owing to a slew of initiatives aimed towards easing the ticketing booking experience of passengers, IRCTC has been averaging about 4.47 Lakh tickets daily. This number had climbed from 3.60 Lakh because IRCTC...
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IRCTC On An Expansion Track; Will Become A Full-Fledged Online Travel Agency

Think about railway ticket bookings and the first thing that pops up in mind is Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd. (IRCTC). With a legacy of providing catering and e-ticketing solutions to the Indian Railways, IRCTC has carved out a special brand for itself. But, with a number of pitfalls plaguing it recently,  it has now decided to revamp its portfolio and go for the big fish by becoming...
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IRCTC To Boost E-Ticketing: Wants to Sell 750,000 Tickets Per Day!

Indian Railways Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC), the company which is responsible for the online ticketing of Indian Railways, wants to really push sales.It was doing about 40,000 bookings per day in 2008. If that’s large, IRCTC currently handles about 3, 60,000 bookings per day.  Judging by that growth, it won’t be difficult to scale up the operations to achieve its self-set target...
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Facebook Revamps Events To Make Planning Parties Easier

Facebook Events, the party planning feature from Facebook has received an upgrade in terms of features. Now its is much easier to create Facebook Events and invite the right people. This new change makes planning a party or a get-together feel like a breeze. We will be listing the new features below.Now you can create an event with much lesser input fields i.e name, date and privacy. Other fields...
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BookMyShow.com Introduces Theatre Style Ticket Bookings For IPL Cricket Matches!

Its very common with almost every online movie ticket booking website to offer a seat map and you get to select your own seats from the map – everything online. But this is for the first time ever in the history of Online Cricket Ticketing, that the seats of a cricket stadium has been mapped to support theatre – style online ticketing. Thanks to Bookmyshow.com (website), the CCI Stadium...

Web18 to Launch Horizontal Portal this Month?

Web18 Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, the Internet arm of Network18 Media and Investments Ltd is set to launch a horizontal portal, said two people familiar with the development (according to Livemint).   A horizontal portal refers to an Internet portal site that offers a broad range of content and services. Exampels could be Rediff, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL etc.   Web18 had launched Josh18 sometime...