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The travel entrepreneur who beat the market downturn not once, but twice

Aloke Bajpai's firm Ixigo cut pay, but didn't lay off; He says 'honest communication' with staffers saw the firm bounce back during the 2008 Lehman crisis and the current pandemic-induced one

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Coronavirus | global travel industry | tourism sector

Yuvraj Malik  |  New Delhi 



Aloke Bajpai
Aloke Bajpai, co-founder & CEO, Ixigo

Luck has mostly not favoured Aloke Bajpai, the co-founder of travel booking app . Twelve years years ago, just when he started work on the company, the 2008 crisis hit. That led to at least one investor pulling out the term sheet. Now, in the pandemic year, travel is one of the most, if not the most, affected business industries and is in a tough spot.

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First Published: Tue, December 15 2020. 20:49 IST

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