Yatra.com

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Yatra Online Private Limited
Type Private
Industry Online travel agency
Founded August 7, 2006 (2006-08-07)
Founder(s) Dhruv Shringi (CEO), Manish Amin (CIO) and Sabina Chopra (EVP Operations)
Headquarters Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Products Package tour, Flights
Services travel booking
Website Yatra.com

Yatra.com is an Indian online travel agency and a travel search engine based in Gurgaon, Haryana, founded by Dhruv Shringi, Manish Amin and Sabina Chopra in August 2006.

In April 2012, it was the second largest online travel website in India, with 30 per cent share of the INR370 billion (US$6.2 billion) market for all online travel-related transactions.,[1] it also launched a "holiday-cum-shopping card" with State Bank of India (SBI), India's largest bank.[2]

Acquisition[edit]

Yatra.com has made three acquisitions till now—ticket consolidator Travel Services International (TSI) in October 2010, global distribution system (GDS) provider MagicRooms.in, and Indian events and entertainment portal BuzzInTown.com—all for undisclosed amounts.[3][4] In June 2012, Yatra.com announced its plans to fully acquire Travelguru.com from Travelocity Global.[5]

Brand Ambassador[edit]

In March 2012, Yatra.com announced Bollywood actor Salman Khan not just as the brand ambassador for the travel website but also as a shareholder.[6][7]

Earlier, Bollywood actor Boman Irani has also been the brand ambassador for Yatra.com online flight booking services.

In April 2014, Yatra.com announced to be the Official Travel Partner of IPL Team Rajasthan Royals.[8]

Investors[edit]

Companies like Reliance Venture Asset Management Ltd,[9] Web18 of TV18 Group (a joint venture of NBCUniversal and the Network 18), Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital have invested substantially in Yatra.com.[10] In April 2011, the website announced receiving funding of INR2 billion (US$34 million) from blue chip investors including Valiant Capital Management, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) and Intel Capital.[11]

Services Provided[edit]

  1. Domestic Flights
  2. International Flights

References[edit]

Yatra.com forgets to renew domain name, site inactive

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