Yatra.com ties up with IRCTC to offer instant railway bookings
Yatra.com, India’s leading online travel company today announced the launch of train bookings through its website, www.Yatra.com. With this tie up Yatra.com will increase penetration of its travel services deeper into the masses.
Speaking about the launch, Dhruv Shringi, Co Founder and CEO, Yatra.com, said, “Travel by Indian Railways is the single largest and most economical mode of public transport in India, with over 1.2 million travellers booking and travelling through 7,000 passenger trains daily. With this number growing phenomenally every year, it was essential to meet the demands of our customers and provide them with the option to travel by trains.”
For this service, Yatra.com has tied-up with IRCTC, which has provided the reservation backend while the booking site has been created by Yatra.com. The key highlight of the site is best-in-class booking experience that uses most advanced technology and offers customers quick & easy navigation. Under this service, users can view all available trains, timings, fares and seat availability for 5 days on a single screen, in addition to being able to book and cancel online. Tatkal seats and senior citizen quotas too are available for booking.
Yatra.com has travelled a long way starting from domestic flight bookings, and then moving onto international flight, hotel & bus bookings, holiday packages and now train bookings. Yatra.com also has been the first online travel company to offer unique and innovative services such as cash on delivery of domestic and international flight tickets, compensation to the customers on flight delay, best fare challenge and partial payment options for hotel bookings.
Yatra.com has also been the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions. From being declared the ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ of the year 2008 at the Galileo Express Travel World’s awards, 2008 to being the only Indian travel company among the ‘Top 100 start ups in Asia’ awarded by Red Herring. And also being recognized as the ‘most used travel website’ by Juxt Consult in their India Online Survey 2008, Yatra.com has garnered a distinct mindshare of consumers.
Yatra.com, rated as India’s No. 1 travel website by Juxt Consult - India Online Survey 2008 is a one-stop-shop for all travel needs. From air tickets to hotel rooms to holiday packages to car rentals, yatra.com has everything to service today's traveler. With yatra.com, you can book air tickets over the internet, through their 24x7 customer care centre, Yatra.com Holiday Lounges or by simply using your mobile phone. Yatra.com gives you an access to the best travel deals across a myriad of national and international destinations. It is one of the largest consolidators of hotels in India. Yatra.com provides reservation for 4,000 hotels across 300 destinations in India. Yatra also has international tie-ups with all the major international airlines and provides real time access to over 90,000 hotels across the world. All products at yatra.com come with a best price guarantee and an assurance of instant bookings. Currently yatra.com is doing average revenue of Rs 80 crores a month and a volume of more than 6,500 air tickets and 300+ hotel room nights per day.
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