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Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways. It is by far India’s largest travel portal with its magnitude of travelers across the length and breadth of India. IRCTC is known for having changed the dimensions of railway ticketing in India. It pioneered internet-based rail ticket booking through its website, as well as from the mobile phones via GPRS or SMS. It has extended its service offerings to flights and hotels booking facilities too.


Cleartrip Pvt. Ltd. is a leading online travel company providing online booking services for flights and train tickets, hotel reservations, and domestic and international holiday packages. Cleartrip was founded in 2006. The mission of Cleartrip has been “Making Travel Simple”. To that extent, Cleartrip has set up booking contracts with over 15,000 hotels across the globe, Cleartrip also offers a range of holiday packages comprising flight-and-hotel combination deals for destinations around the world. Cleartrip remains an admired brand.


Nurtured from a single idea to empower the traveller, MakeMyTrip made its mark being the pioneer of the online travel industry in India. With its passion to serve better and innovatively, MakeMyTrip has revolutionized the travel industry over the years. MakeMyTrip.com is India’s leading online travel portal (next only to IRCTC). Founded in the year 2000, not only does MakeMyTrip have its online presence, it also operates through 65 retail stores across 50 cities in India, along with international offices in New York City and Sydney.

OYO Room

Started with a goal to change the way people travelled, OYO Rooms was started in May 2013 by Ritesh Aggarwal at an early age of 22, implementing the concept of ‘Budget Hotels’ in India. Ritesh’s idea took fruition when he was awarded the Thiel Fellowship (instituted by the PayPal founder). Today, in a short time, OYO Rooms has become India’s largest branded network of hotels spread across 10,000+ hotels in 250+ cities of India offering standardized stay experiences at unmatched prices; for records, it is also India’s largest hotel room aggregator (more than 100,000 rooms). The OYO app for guests assists in booking rooms, ordering beverages and requesting room service.


Travelguru.com was the coincidental conclusion of a midnight chat between the two founders Ashwin Damera, a Harvard Business School scholar with his classmate Ganesh Rangaswamy in 2005. Inspired by the significant growth of the e-commerce market in India, both started Travelguru.com. It is one amongst India’s leading travel portals, offering customers the best prices on flights, hotels and holiday packages across India and the world. It provides access to deals on 21,000+ hotels in India as well as 430,000 hotels worldwide.


Yatra.com is another of India’s leading online travel portals. Founded by Dhruv Shringi, Manish Amin and Sabina Chopra in August 2006, Yatra.com is today ranked as one of the leading providers of consumer-direct travel services in India. Yatra.com provides reservation facility for more than 50,000 hotels in India and over 500,000 hotels around the world. The brand handles 20,000 domestic tickets and 7500 hotels and holiday packages a day, making it one of the highest gross transaction value handling companies in their industry space. It remains one amongst 4Ps B&M’s most admired e-commerce brands.

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