First Indian travel site with a global flights & hotels search app for the iPhone
Online PR News – 24-February-2011 – – New Delhi, February 23, 2011 – iXiGO.com (http://www.ixigo.com), India's leading travel search engine, today announced the launch of a global Travel App for iPhone users, becoming the first travel site in India to launch on the App Store. Available for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad devices, the iXiGO Travel App can be downloaded and installed FREE of charge.
iXiGO's iPhone App ( available at http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/ixigo-travel/id418128294 ) available in English, Spanish, German & Italian, allows iPhone users to do a quick search for flights and compare fares across multiple airline and online travel agency websites, search hotel rates and availability from over 250,000 hotels from across all leading hotel booking websites, view maps, see hotel pictures, read reviews, track flight status and delays, see airport information & locations, and complete flight & hotel bookings either on a website of the user's choice, or by making a call to the relevant booking provider by clicking on the phone numbers provided.
"This is the first time an Indian Internet company has built a free iPhone travel app with global audiences in mind", said Aloke Bajpai, Founder-CEO, iXiGO.com."With our simple, fast and intuitive user interface, whether you are in Mumbai, Madrid or Mombasa, you can get flight & hotel information from all around the world on the go, searching across 100+ travel sites. No wonder we are seeing hundreds of downloads already, with 5-star user ratings too!"
"Smartphones are likely to become the dominant platform for Internet access in the near future. Our strategy is to ensure we can give our mobile users the same richness of functionality & content, in search, comparison & filters, as we offer on our website, leveraging the form-factor & powerful location-awareness features on their iPhones", said Rajnish Kumar, co-Founder & CTO, iXiGO.com. "The iPhone App we launched today is the first cornerstone of this strategy. In the coming months, we will be launching mobile applications for a variety of smartphone devices."
iXiGO.com has won several awards in the past for being one of the most innovative internet companies from India, and this launch adds to the list of innovations it has delivered to travelers. iXiGO.com is also considered by travelers as the most trustworthy, comprehensive, transparent & accurate travel site in India for flights, hotels, buses, trains and deals. Its meta-search business model for online travel bookings is helping millions of travelers save time and money on their travel & enhancing the overall efficiency of the online travel ecosystem.
iXiGO.com is South Asia’s leading online & mobile travel search engine based out of Gurgaon, India. iXiGO.com searches across multiple airlines, hotels, trains, bus booking sites & online travel portals to find the best travel deals. Launched in June 2007 by IIT, INSEAD and Amadeus alumni Aloke Bajpai, Rajnish Kumar and Dharmendra Yashovardhan, iXiGO.com has been recognized by NASSCOM as India’s Top-10 Emerging company / Top-100 Innovator, and won the TiE-Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, 2010.
iXiGO.com is backed by BAF Spectrum, a Singapore-based seed-investment fund. For more information about iXiGO.com, visit www.ixigo.com or m.ixigo.com (mobile). Keep up with iXiGO.com updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ixigocom and on Twitter @ixigorocks .
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