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Booking.com launches accelerator programme for startups in sustainable tourism

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Accommodation booking website Booking.com has launched a new accelerator initiative, the Booking Booster Programme, for startups in the tourism segment. The three-week programme, which will be held in June 2017 in Amsterdam, will see between eight and 12 startups being shortlisted, the company said ...


Instacar raises $1 mn of seed funding from Swastika

Indore-based online outstation taxi marketplace InstaCar has received $1 million (Rs 6.65 crore) in seed round of funding from Hong kong-based Swastika Company Pvt Ltd, Ishan Vyas, co-founder of InstaCar told TechCircle. The two-months-old company aims to use the funds for scaling up operations, ma...

28 September, 2016 | More »


Google launches app to help plan and personalise trips

Tech giant Google Inc. has launched Google Trips, a new app which will help travellers plan and personalise trips. Google’s new app helps the user personalise each trip with features such as day plans, reservations, things to-do, food & drinks. The most striking feature is that large parts of ...

20 September, 2016 | More »


Ixigo rolls out AI-powered personal travel assistant ixibaba

Gurgaon-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt. Ltd, which runs travel search marketplace ixigo.com, has launched an artificial intelligence-powered personal travel assistant. Called ixibaba, the chatbot will allow users to plan their trip by conversing with them on topics across flights, hotels, buses, ...

21 July, 2016 | More »


Travel portal Holidify recasts business; co-founder quits

Destination discovery portal Holidify is restructuring its operations and one of its co-founders has quit, in the latest instance that highlights growing pains at Indian startups as investors turn cautious and funding slows. Co-founder Rohit Shroff has left the Delhi-based startup to join Girnar Sof...

20 April, 2016 | More »

Yatra.com Launches Deals Section: What’s On Offer?

Just yesterday we got a promotional email from Yatra.com that talked about a newly launched Travel Deals web site and how it is and we quote “a platform for the most lucrative and cost saving deals.” But Yatra.com has always been providing offers and discounts on travel packages hence we wondere...

22 December, 2011 | More »

Via Bets On Pilgrimage Tours With New Bus Service

Travel services and e-commerce group Via has just launched a new bus tourism service, to tap the pilgrimage tourism opportunity in India. The Indo US Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital backed Flightraja Travels Pvt. Ltd. That runs the Internet site Via, began as an offline B2B travel firm in 2007....

9 December, 2011 | More »

MakeMyTrip’s Q1 Net Profit Shrinks; Revenues Jump

MakeMyTrip Ltd’s net profit has fallen 79.7 per cent on a sequential basis to $0.75 million for the quarter ended June, 2011. The net profit has also dropped 42.7 per cent, as compared to $1.31 million in the corresponding quarter last fiscal. Adjusted net income (profit for the period excluding e...

10 August, 2011 | More »

MakeMyTrip Teams With Existing Investor SAIF To Acquire Majority In IXiGO

India’s top online travel agency MakeMyTrip Ltd has joined hands with its largest shareholder private equity firm SAIF Partners, to acquire a majority stake in Gurgaon-based Le Travenues Technology Pvt Ltd, which owns and operates travel search engine iXiGO. While MakeMyTrip is picking 19.9 per ce...

10 August, 2011 | More »


Yatra Raises Rs 200Cr In Pre-IPO Round

Gurgaon-based Yatra Online Pvt Ltd, one of the top three online travel agencies (OTA) in India, has raised funds to the tune of Rs 200 crore to rev up its hotels and holiday booking business. The funding round is led by San Francisco-based Valiant Capital Management, with Norwest Venture Partners an...

20 April, 2011 | More »

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