Cleartrip

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Cleartrip
Private
Industry Online Travel Company
Founded 2006
Founder Stuart Crighton (Founder & CEO) and Hrush Bhatt (Founder & Director - Product & Strategy)[1]
Headquarters India
Products Booking Flights, Hotels, Resorts, Holidays, Buses, Trains, Weekend Getaways & Activities
Website cleartrip.com

Cleartrip is an Indian online travel company. The company operates an online travel aggregator website for booking flights[2] and train tickets, hotel reservations, and activities in India and the Middle East countries. It has offices across India, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

History[edit]

Cleartrip was founded in 2006 as a hotels and air aggregator by Hrush Bhatt & Stuart Crighton.[1] In May 2010, Cleartrip launched its first overseas venture in the UAE.[3] In May 2012, it started services to the Persian Gulf nations of Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.[4]

Cleartrip also operates Cleartrip for Business,[5] an online corporate travel management tool; Agent Box,[6] a travel tool for travel agents; and Cleartrip Mobile,[7] a travel booking app for mobile devices. Later it added new services such as Quickeys, for last-minute deals on hotel booking[8] and other journey planning services.[9][10][11] In 2012, the company launched mobile application for iPhone and Android users.[12]

In 2017, Google announced partnership with ClearTrip for its flight search application, Google Flights.[13] On June 21, 2018, Cleartrip announced the acquisition of Saudi Arabia-based online travel aggregator (OTA) Flyin [14].The deal is expected to offer Cleartrip a wider outreach and a larger client base in an adjacent market.[15]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Name of the Award Awarded By Ref(s)
2018 ‘Excellence in Travel Blogging – Company Operated Blog SATTE Awards [16]
2017 CX Visionary Genesys Awards [17]
2017 Best Mobile App for Travel Mobexx Awards [18]
2016 Best in Mobile WITovation Awards [19]
2014 Editor's Pick Apple App Store [20]
2013 Product of the Year - Travel Category Nielsen survey [21]
2013 Best App - Travel & Hospitality The Mobies, UAE [22]
2011 Mobile Mover of the Year WITovation Awards, Singapore [23]
2010 India's Favourite Travel Website Readers’ India Travel Awards - Condé Nast Travel Awards [24]
2010 Top eCommerce Websites in India The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) [25]
2010 Most Innovative Companies in Asia Red Herring Top 100 Asia [26]
2008 Google of Travel Sites PC World Web Awards [27]
2007 Excellence in Open Source Technologies Implementation Skoch Consultancy Services and Red Hat [28]
2006 India's Best Travel Website PC World's Best Indian Websites Awards [29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "People". Cleartrip. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Cleartrip offers cab booking services". The Hindu. 3 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Cleartrip launches UAE operations" Economic Times 2010-05-06
  4. ^ Fernz, Charmaine. "Cleartrip to invest and expand localized operations in the GCC". Travel Daily Media.
  5. ^ "Cleartrip targets 2000 corporates"
  6. ^ "Cleartrip registered more than 3000 agents in India"
  7. ^ "Cleartrip launches mobile travel solution"
  8. ^ Rai, Aman. "Cleartrip Launches Last Minute Hotel Booking Service, Quickeys". medianama.com.
  9. ^ "Cleartrip launches Waytogo, a Very Cool Multi-Mode Route Finding and Booking Tool". nextbigwhat.com. NextBigWhat.
  10. ^ Rai, Anand. "Cleartrip expands its hotels product with the launch of Weekend Getaways service, what's on offer?". techcircle.vccircle.com.
  11. ^ "Cleartrip launches visually-appealing travel guides, Collections". NDTV.
  12. ^ "Cleartrip launches iPhone app". Best Media Info. 8 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Google Flights ties up with ClearTrip in India expansion bid". The Economic Times. 18 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Cleartrip & Flyin join forces". Flyin. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  15. ^ "Cleartrip announces acquisition of Saudi Arabia-based OTA Flyin". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  16. ^ Excellence in Travel Blogging – Company Operated Blog by SATTE Awards
  17. ^ [http://www.traveltrendstoday.in/news/technology/item/5135-cleartrip-bags-cx-visionary-award CX Visionary by Genesys]
  18. ^ [1]
  19. ^ [http://www.webintravel.com/witovation-awards-2016/ Editor's Pick App Store by Apple App Store ] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20151003081016/http://www.dynamiccio.com/2014/10/cleartripss-mobile-strategy-paying-off.php ]
  20. ^ Editor's Pick App Store by Apple App Store Archived 3 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ Product of the Year - Travel Category by Neilson Survey
  22. ^ Best App for Travel and Hospitality at the Mobies 2013, UAE
  23. ^ Mobile Mover of the Year at WITovation Awards, Singapore Archived 30 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ India's Favourite Travel Website by Reader's india Travel Awards
  25. ^ Top eCommerce Websites in India by The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
  26. ^ Most Innovative Companies in Asia by Red Herring Top 100 Asia
  27. ^ Google Travel Sites at PC World Web Awards 2008
  28. ^ Excellence in Open Source Technologies Implementation by Skoch Consultancy Services and Red Hat
  29. ^ India's Best Travel Website at PC World's Best Website Awards