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IRCTC takes RailYatri and TravelKhana to court over ‘unauthorised’ meal services; Our take

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has approached two lower courts in Delhi, saying that the online food ordering services provided by RailYatri and TravelKhana are illegal, Business Standard reports, citing unnamed sources. In February, IRCTC said in a tweet that it didn’t... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Delhi, Indian Railways, Business Standard, IRCTC, Online Travel Agency, Travelkhana, RailYatri


China’s Ctrip now owns almost half of MakeMyTrip after share swap with Naspers

MakeMyTrip today announced a change in the company’s shareholding after Naspers and Chinese travel firm Ctrip agreed on a share exchange. Naspers will exchange its entire shareholding in MakeMyTrip for newly issued shares of Ctrip. Following the transaction, Ctrip will own shares representing... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, China, Ctrip, Naspers, Makemytrip, Online Travel Agency, Share Exchange, Ctrip Following the transaction Ctrip


RailYatri applies for licence to sell train tickets after defeat in high court

Train travel company RailYatri is seeking a licence from the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to carry out railway bookings, reports Inc42. On April 5 the Delhi High Court had ruled that RailYatri’s services were unauthorised after IRCTC filed a complaint against it, LiveLaw... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Railway, Indian Railways, Delhi High Court, IRCTC, Online Travel Agency, RailYatri, Train booking


What Do I Need to Open an Online Travel Agency?

If there is a sector in the market that has been revolutionized by the internet, this sector is the one of travel and tourism. Nowadays, anyone with a trip ahead seeks out information on the web and a good portion of consumers purchase over the internet. But is opening an online travel agency (or OTA: Online Travel Agency) really a good deal? What do I need to open? What care to take? And, especially, what is the investment to be made? If these questions have crossed your mind, but you have not...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Online Travel Agency


En route to an IPO, Ebix puts in a bid to buy Yatra

US software company Ebix has offered to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of travel company Yatra Online. Ebix, which provides software services for financial, healthcare, and insurance companies, intends to merge Yatra with its Indian EbixCash subsidiary. Ebix’s offer (made on March 11) for... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Ipo, US, Ebix, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Mergers And Acquisition, Yatra Online Ebix


The CEO of the Alleged Online Travel Agency Scam is remanded

Remember we blogged on the story of 120 People Stranded in KLIA and 300 People Got Scammed by Online Travel Agency? According to Berita Harian online, the CEO of the scam Online Travel Agency is remanded for four days in connection of scamming customers on fake travel packages worth RM 2 million. ( = || []).push({}); The 34 year old CEO was arrested 11.55 this morning by the police at his office in Taman Kajang Sentral after a victim reported...
Tags: Travel, Google, Turkey, Malaysia, Paris, Harry, Headline, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Online Travel Agency Scam, Tom Dick, Online Travel Agency, Berita Harian, Ministry of Tourism Arts, Travel Agency Scam


Over 300 People Affected by Online Travel Agency Tour Packages Cancellation

Few days ago, we blogged about 120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency and you can read it here. Yesterday, Harian Metro reported that over 300 people had their European tour crushed when the travel agency cancelled their tour packages. ( = || []).push({}); From what we understand, this could be the same online travel agency that left 120 people stranded in KLIA a few days ago. According to the news report, ...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Turkey, Malaysia, Taipei, Headline, Airasia, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Tokyo Haneda, Online Travel Agency, Kajang, AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme


120 People Stranded in KLIA After Getting Scammed by Online Travel Agency

Yesterday, 120 people left stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after getting scammed by online travel agent according to Kosmo! Online. They were left stranded in the airport as none of their names are listed in the airlines. ( = || []).push({}); They purchased tour packages to Europe to places like Turkey, Paris and Santorini. The accumulated losses are estimated more than RM 810,000. There was no representative from t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Barcelona, Malaysia, Headline, Istanbul, Santorini, Klia, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, Online Travel Agency, 120 People Stranded In Klia, Kosmo Online They


Yatra closed retail stores, reduced marketing costs by 83% to reach profitability in Q3FY19

Online travel company Yatra reported a 34.4% year-over-year fall in consolidated revenues to Rs 220.4 crore, and a 40.8% fall in profit to Rs 13.7 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. However, the company’s losses from operations reduced by 48.4% in the quarter to Rs 32.5 crore, and... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Hotels, Earnings, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Earnings Dec-18


Essec's Professor Peter O’Connor releases new book: Reviewed!

User reviews have become incredibly influential. What past customers say about your hotel, both on TripAdvisor and on Online Travel Agency pages, can make or break your business. However, responding to such criticism is challenging, resulting in sullied reputations and lower revenues.
Tags: Travel, Tripadvisor, Peter O'Connor, ESSEC, Online Travel Agency


How to Get the Best Value Out of Your Touring Holiday

Guided touring offers a great value alternative to independent travel. You can choose the style of tour that suits your preferences and your budget, from a luxury journey to more economical budget tours, and pay for the majority of your holiday before you leave. This way, you’ll know what to budget for while you are away and have a good idea of just how far your holiday fund will get you. Here are some ways to make that piggy bank stretch even further and get the best value out of your touring ...
Tags: Travel, Tours, Travel Blog, Online Travel Agency, Global Journeys, Noosa Queensland Australia


MakeMyTrip’s bus revenues increased by 30% YoY to $15M in Q3FY19

Online travel agent MakeMyTrip has reported operational adjusted revenues of $179.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2018, 18.8% YoY higher from revenues of $151.4 million in Q3FY18. The revenues include promotional expenses of $93.6 million in Q3FY19, and $24.3 million in Q3FY18.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Hotels, Earnings, Makemytrip, Online Travel Agency, Goibibo, Redbus, Earnings Dec-18, Online Bus Booking


FOMO killer: Developments at Amazon, OnePlus, WhatsApp, Yatra and more

Payments Amazon may soon be able to issue its own UPI handles in partnership with Axis Bank, as the company is reportedly testing the product with a closed user group, according to the Economic Times. It currently accepts UPI payments but cannot issue its own handles. Amazon’s plans to launch... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Whatsapp, Drones, Property, Xiaomi, Mergers & Acquisitions, Content, Automobiles, Oneplus, UPI, Mapmyindia, Karnataka, Axis Bank, Economic Times


Cleartrip lets go of around 100 employees: report

Cleartrip has let go of 100 employees across Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore, reports the Economic Times. ET cites sources as saying that this was because of ‘declining hotel and flight bookings in India’, a ‘lukewarm response to “Experiences” globally’ and Cleartrip will now focus on being in West... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Layoffs, News, Internet, India, Bangalore, Economic Times, Gurgaon Mumbai, ClearTrip, Online Travel Agency


Yatra-Agoda partnership to make Indian hotels available internationally

Yatra has partnered with Agoda, owned by NASDAQ-listed Booking Holdings, to offer its Indian hotel rooms for Agoda’s customers. Agoda will now have access to Yatra’s inventory of accommodation options in over 1300 locations in India. (Booking Holdings also runs hotel bookings platform... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Hotels, Earnings, Nasdaq, Agoda, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Booking Holdings, Yatra Agoda, India Booking Holdings


Yatra’s total revenue down by 20% to Rs 205 Cr in Q2FY19

Online travel agency Yatra.com posted a loss of Rs 16 crore for the quarter ended September 2018 (Q2FY19). The company’s losses have narrowed from Rs 77.7 crore in the same quarter last year (Q2FY18) and Rs 31.2 crore in the previous quarter (Q1FY19).  Total revenues stood at Rs 205 crore for the... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Earnings, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Earnings Sep18


MakeMyTrip narrows losses by 32% to $47M in Q2FY19

Online travel agent MakeMyTrip (MMT) has reported a net loss of $47 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 (Q2FY19). This was narrowed down by 32% from a net loss of $62.3 million in the same quarter last year. MMT’s personnel expenses decreased by 1% at $28.7 million in the quarter, from... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Earnings, Makemytrip, Online Travel Agency, MakeMyTrip MMT, Earnings-sept18


Hold your horses, Oyo is now in Indonesia

I think Oyo should announce all its expansion plans in one go. It has been less than 4 days since it established base in the UAE. And now, this. In Indonesia, Oyo will be in 30 hotels with over 1000 rooms across Jakarta, Surabaya, and Palembang. It will invest $100 million in the country to... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Indonesia, Hotels, Uae, Oyo, Online Travel Agency, Indonesia Oyo, Jakarta Surabaya


Yatra launches hourly hotel bookings Flexi Stay

Yatra has launched an hourly hotel booking service called ‘Flexi Stay’ on select hotels. Customers can choose a check-in time and date while booking the hotel, but they have to book and pay for the room for a minimum of 4 hours. Launched in September, and live on the Yatra Android app,... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Hotels, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Goibibo


Ixigo launches offline train tracking on Android app

Ixigo has introduced an offline mode for its trains app on Android where users can  Check live train running status (tracking where one is) Search for trains between stations Set station alarms Search for train routes and Receive booking reminders In 2016, ixigo had launched offline and without GPS... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Trains, Online Travel Agency, Ixigo


Treebo’s Hero app lets people sell Treebo rooms and earn commissions

Treebo Hotels has launched an app called Hero which will let intermediaries sell hotel rooms directly to possible Treebo customers. These intermediaries include rickshaw and cab drivers, individual agents, shopkeepers and professionals operating at the airports, railway stations and bus stands.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Hotels, Treebo Hotels, Online Travel Agency, Treebo


Customer Service A Dying Art

  Today Customer Service is a dying art for Hotels and the Hospitality Industry. If you are a Hotelie by heart, worked for a Hotel or in the Hospitality Industry you been positioned to believe that customer service is the key to success. Customer Service has been the core of your role as a servant for the Hospitality Industry. Providing support through all types and forms of customer interactions have been critical to helping customers with having an easy and enjoyable experience. The whole noti...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Hotel, Tripadvisor, Jack, Hotel Management, Social Media Community, Morch, Online Travel Agency, Founders Media Click Here, Social Media Mastery for Hotels


Yatra revenues down 7%, loss of Rs 31 Cr in Q1FY19

Online travel agency Yatra.com posted a loss of Rs 31.2 crore for the quarter ended June 2018 (Q1FY19). The company’s losses had narrowed in the same quarter last year (Q1FY18) to Rs 4.83 crore, but expanded from the Rs 38 crore loss posted in the previous quarter (Q4 FY18). Total revenues... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Earnings, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Earnings Jun-18


MakeMyTrip posts net losses of $51.2M in Q1FY19

Online travel agent MakeMyTrip (MMT) has reported a net loss of $51.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q1 FY19). This was narrowed down from a net loss of $68.4 million in the same quarter last year. The YoY improvement in net loss can be attributed to the vast decline in marketing and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Earnings, Makemytrip, Online Travel Agency, MakeMyTrip MMT


​​​Cleartrip acquires Saudi Arabia’s OTA Flyin, increases focus on Middle East

Online travel agent Cleartrip has acquired Saudi Arabia’s’s OTA Flyin for an undisclosed amount. This deal will help Cleartrip to strengthen its focus in Saudi Arabia and focus on the Middle East and North Africa (abbreviated as MENA) region. The transaction will close once final... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Mena, North Africa, Ota, ClearTrip, Online Travel Agency, Flyin


Yatra.com posted a loss of Rs 38cr in Q4FY18

Online travel company, Yatra.com posted a loss of Rs 38 crore for the quarter ended March 2018 (Q4FY18). The company had posted losses at Rs 83 crore in the same quarter last year but had registered a profit of Rs 23 crore in the previous (Q3FY18) quarter. Total revenues at the company stood at Rs... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Earnings, Ota, Yatra, Online Travel Agency, Q4FY18


Here's how to hack flight prices

Gone are the days of rock-bottom flight deals, but there are still ways we can cheat the system and save a few bucks. In an attempt to understand the current market, we reached out to renowned price hacking ninja, Jack Sheldon from Jack’s Flight Club. Taking a break from uncovering cheap flights and updating subscribers about deals, Jack shared with us some of his top insider hacks to get an epic steal on international flights. 1. Take your holiday to destinations that aren’t on holiday. If...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, London, Sweden, Mexico, China, Germany, Boston, New York City, US, San Francisco, Hacks, South America, Dublin, North America


Online travel agent Goomo raises $50 million from PE fund Emerging India

Online travel agency Goomo, which was launched three months ago, has raised $50 million in funding from private equity firm Emerging India, reports Tnooz. In February this year, Mauritius-based Emerging India had acquired a majority stake in Mumbai-based travel agency Orbit Tours and Travels, following which Goomo was launched in March. Currently, Goomo lets users book flight tickets (domestic and international), holiday packages and trade fair travel deals. The site claims that the option to b...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Investments, India, Tencent, Mumbai, Mauritius, Ctrip, Naspers, SAIF Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Makemytrip, Ryde, ClearTrip, Acquisition Corp


MakeMyTrip has 7 million monthly active users on mobile; revenue up 36.4%

Online travel agent MakeMyTrip says that it has more than 7 million monthly active users (MAUs) for its mobile apps and more than 33.5 million cumulative app downloads at the end of December 2016. The company takes into account apps installed on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone platforms. The company said that it is now focussing on a mobile first approach. MakeMyTrip said that 74% of domestic hotels orders are on mobile and 48% of domestic flight orders are from mobile. Meanwhile, MakeMyTrip ...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, India, Earnings, Makemytrip, Ryde, Online Travel Agency, Earnings Mar-17, ACT Internet, MakeMyTrip India, ibibo Group MakeMyTrip


MakemyTrip raises $330 million in fresh round of funding

Online travel operator, MakeMyTrip , has raised $330 million in a fresh round of funding, by private placement of shares and issuing fresh stock to existing investors Ctrip and Naspers, statements filed by the company on Nasdaq showed.  The company will issue 4,583,334 ordinary shares in the aggregate to investors at a price of $36 per ordinary share to generate gross proceeds of $165.million. Along with this, the company will also issue its  916,666 ordinary shares to Chinese travel com...
Tags: Travel, News, Internet, Nasdaq, Ctrip, Naspers, SAIF Partners, Makemytrip, MIH, Online Travel Agency, Ibibo, MIH Internet SEA Pte Ltd, Naspers Limited, Morgan Stanley India, Nasper, Goibibo RightStay