In India there are more than 30 internet travel companies excluding airlines and other hotel sites. Few of them specialize in a particular field. For all visitors to India who come from all over the world, the top ten sites where you can book a trip to India are below –
Makemytrip.com – MakeMyTrip, India’s № 1 travel website, founded and promoted by Mr. Deep Kalray, is the main website in the country for any related products and services. They now offer airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, travel destinations and even train reservations on their website. Makemytrip serves the American and Canadian markets, the Indian market, and recently they also started operating in the UAE. Makemytrip is currently preparing an IPO in the US and is raising about $ 100 million. They corresponded and raised about $ 800 million. Their office is located in Gurgaon, India, and they have more than 700 employees. Their code specialization is vacation planning and booking, including field trips. It is estimated that they sell more than 8,000 tickets a day.
Liver – Yatra is known to be the second best website for OTA travel in the country. He was promoted by Druw Shringi along with several other guys who had worked in e-books before the venture. Yatra is funded by some of the leading Indian Reliance groups, TV 18 Group and NVP, and recently received funding from Intel. They specialize in domestic flights. They are also based in Gurgaon, India and have over 600 employees. They also book car rentals, hotels, vacations and train reservations. They are currently expected to sell over 5,000 tickets a day.
Cleartrip – Cleartrip was a new entrant to the Indian market about 3 years ago and they are known for their technology. As the name implies, their technology is very clear, and on their home page you don’t see banners and pop-ups. They were the first OTAs to integrate into an Indian rail reservation system called IRCTC. They are based in Mumbai and have a smaller team compared to Makemytrip and Yatra.
Expedia India – Expedia has recently entered the Indian travel space and they are now focusing on the hotel business. They have not yet included in their portfolio LCC (Low Cost Carrers) such as GoAir, GoIndigo, JetLite, Kingfisher Red, etc. But I am sure that in a year they will lead in the Indian market.
Travelocity India – Travelocity has once again become a participant in the Indian market and they are developing rapidly. They recently bought another OTA hotel called Travelguru. They are run from Singapore.