travel to offbeat destinations such as Binsar, Fagu & Kaas Plateau up by 24%
New Delhi, June 29, 2017: According to ixigo, India’s leading travel search marketplace, there was an 18% surge in travel bookings for the long weekend extending from 24th – 26th June, as compared to the last four long weekends. While the number of people travelling to Delhi & Mumbai dipped by 2.5%, the platform recorded a 4% increase in bookings for Pune & Goa. In addition to this, searches for offbeat destinations such as Binsar, Fagu, Sandakphu, Kaas Plateau, etc. were 24% more than June last year.
Commenting on the latest trends, Mr. Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Cofounder, ixigo, said, “Travel bookings for short-distance getaways often see a surge during long weekends such as these. We also recorded an increase in searches and queries for offbeat destinations in Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal. A large number of bookings were made by travellers in the age category of 18-26 years. We also observed, solo travel as an upcoming trend in India.”
ixigo aggregates search results from over 100 travel sites from across the web and helps customers find the cheapest flight and hotel deals. It also helps manage flight and train trips, keeps track of delays and cancellations, and allows one to book flights with just one tap.
Launched in 2007, ixigo is India’s leading travel search app, connecting over 80 million travellers with content & deals from over 25,000 online & offline travel & hospitality businesses. ixigo aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices & availability for flights, trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages & destinations. ixigo’s mission is to simplify the lives of travellers by building apps that make their travel search and planning hassle-free and it has won several awards in its journey, including the TiE-Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the NASSCOM Top-10 Emerge Award. ixigo’s investors include Sequoia Capital India, Fosun Kinzon Capital, SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip & Micromax.