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ixigo records 45 pct rise in travel searches; 60 pct rise in flight, hotel bookings

Updated: Aug 13, 2016 11:27 IST

New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): With the much-awaited month of August finally here, people have been packing their bags and are getting ready to enjoy the holidays. The occasions of Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami all come with one long weekend each.

Thanks to this people across the country have been planning mini-vacations and getaways to nearby locations. ixigo, India's leading travel search marketplace has become a testimony to this getaway rush.

ixigo recorded a 60 percent increase in flight and hotel bookings made between July 27 and August 6, and a 45 percent rise in travel searches in the last seven days for the upcoming long weekends in August.

The search engine also witnessed a three times increase in its intercity cab bookings for these weekends. ixigo's ixibaba, an AI-powered personal travel assistant, has already answered over 5800 travel queries about long weekend getaways and offbeat destinations for August from users in cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

By providing reliable information along with the necessary online tools and mobile apps such as the ixigo Travel App, ixigo Trains and Hotels, ixigo Cabs, ixigo Buses and ixigo PNR Status, ixigo is fast becoming every traveler's friend and guide. (ANI)