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Tracxn Travel India Startup Landscape - Feb 2015

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  1. 1. Travel Startups - India Sector Overview Feb 2015 Deal Discovery Made Easy
  3. 3. Travel Startups Sector Overview •  Internet startups from India catering to the travel industry spanning across different segments such as destination discovery, online travel agency, vacation rentals and more, covering the entire spectrum of a consumer’s travel journey •  Covering 180+ startups with more than 46 founded in 2014 alone •  $298M invested in 40 startups –  $55M invested in 2014 and $71M invested in 2015 already across 3 deals •  Active Investors : –  Blume Ventures : Tripvillas, WeAreHolidays, RailYatri, AudioCompass, Hotelogix –  Helion Venture Partners: MakeMyTrip, RedBus, MyGola –  SAIF Partners : MakeMyTrip, Ixigo, TravelTriangle –  SeedFund : RedBus, V Resorts, AxisRooms –  Matrix Partners : StayZilla, WeAreHolidays –  Accel Partners : HolidayIQ, Hotelogix –  Sequoia Capital : OYO Rooms, TravelGuru –  TA Ventures : GuideTrip, Tushky
  4. 4. Companies Founded and Funding Rounds ’10-’14 4 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Companies (LHS) No. of Funding Rounds (RHS) #Companies #FundingRounds Founded Year
  5. 5. Evolution of Travel Segments 5 Note: Size of bubble represents total number of companies in that segment
  6. 6. Travel - India Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTAStayToursContentOthers $160M $18.5M $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k $16.8M $3.3M $58k $5.8M $400k $5M $500k$58M
  7. 7. Travel - India Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone StayToursContentOthers $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k $16.8M $3.3M $58k $5.8M $400k $5M $500k$58M OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTA $160M $18.5M
  8. 8. Company Details: OTA (1/4) Company Details Funding Investors OTA Yatra [Gurgaon, 2006]: Yatra is an online travel services company that helps consumers book air tickets, hotel rooms, holiday packages both for domestic and international destinations. In April 2012, it was the second largest online travel website in India, with 30 per cent share of the 370 billion (US$6.0 billion) market for all online travel- related transactions. It also launched a "holiday-cum-shopping card" with SBI, India's largest bank. from Travelocity Global was acquired by Yatra along with Travel Services International Pvt.Ltd (TSI), a wholesale ticket consolidator, Buzzintown, a website providing information on hotel deals and events $59.5M Intel Capital, Reliance Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Vertex Management, IDG Ventures India OTA Cleartrip [Mumbai, 2006]: Cleartrip offers an online travel portal used to make reservations for flights, hotels and trains. Launched "Expressway" that will let travelers store their profiles and payment details in their Cleartrip account and then book tickets with one click. Also launched 'Cleartrip for Business' for corporate clients' travel requirements. $55.5M KPCB, DAG Ventures, Concur Technologies OTA [Gurgaon, 2000]: MakeMyTrip (India) Pvt., Ltd. operates as an online travel company in India providing booking services for flights, hotels, and buses, holiday packages and travel guides. It has acquired EasyToBook an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million to increase its proportion of revenue earned through online hotel bookings, and also target inbound customers traveling to Asia. Launched its U.S. IPO, in 2010, it was only the fourth Indian company to do so since 1999. IPO (NASDAQ:MMYT,M Cap: $1.02B) OTA Ezeego1 [Mumbai, 2006]: Ezeego1 serves as an online travel agent that offers users a web service for flight bookings, online hotel reservations, holidays &package tours, car rentals, train ticket booking, bus tickets, cruises &more. The portal helps users to find cheapest air ticket bookings on all Indian &International Airlines flight deals. The Ezeego1 Travel Bazaar also features luxury vacations &budget tour packages including tour packages for India &holiday packages abroad. One can also avail of discount indian hotels, cheap international hotels &the most suited holiday packages with the platform. OTA EaseMyTrip [Delhi, 2008]: Online platform that allows users to search for cheap flight tickets and holiday packages among other travel services. Its USP is to sell low-cost flight tickets and hotel bookings. The company claims to have partnered with 30k+ travel agents and a client base of 800+ companies. Travel agencies can register on the platform and provide their booking services to reach out to a larger customer base.
  9. 9. Company Details: OTA (2/4) Company Details Funding Investors OTA Goibibo [Gurgaon, 2009]: Goibibo offers an online booking platfrom that enables users to search for and book flights (both domestic and international), hotel bookings, holiday packages for both Indian and international travels, bus bookings. Along with the web platform, it offers a mobile application giving the same set of features for travel bookings. Also offers various flight travel and holiday offers along with a travel guide for Indian locations. Goibibo is a part of ibibo group, an E-commerce and online transactions organization owning travel, payments, marketplaces and auto classifieds platforms. ibibo group is owned by Naspers, a south African media conglomerate that has invested $10M+ in ibibo. Ibibo group acquired, an online bus ticketing portal in 2013. OTA udChalo [Pune, 2012]: udChalo is an online flight/train ticket booking portal for army personnel and and SSB (Services Selection Board) candidates. It works like a waiting-list for flight tickets, where the customers have their train tickets already reserved while they wait till the last minute to get a confirmed flight ticket at a fare comparable to AC2 tier train for the same route. udChalo allows army personnel travelling via 1A or 2A to take up the empty seats on the planes if their ticket is wait listed. They have a tie up with one of the largest airlines in India and the system works only if the army personnel enters his details which prove their identity and also their train reservation details so that no one can directly come on the platform for the airline ticket. Currently providing the booking facility on all outbound &inbound flights from Bangalore. OTA MyTravelMitra [Chandigarh, 2013]: MyTravelMitra is an online travel agency offering flight tickets, hotel booking, holiday packages and corporate travel services (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions). Provides booking for more than 360 airlines worldwide and 200K+ hotels globally. Provides a 'travelopedia' section on its website for answering user's travel related queries. OTA AllTrip [Chennai, 2013]: AllTrip is an online platform where users can search and book flights, hotels, holiday packages and buses. Allows users to compare and book tickets from its platform. Uses Amadeus and Galileo API to provides users with a list of airlines and hotel solutions providers. Offers 24x7 customer support. OTA CheapTicket [Noida, 2013]: CheapTicket is an Online Travel Agency for booking hotels and flight, bus tickets. B2C verticle of IATA approved agents Airtickets India (P) Ltd. and member of IATA, TAAI, and TAFI. Has direct contracts through API with all the International airlines, including domestic full service carriers as well as low cost airlines, and dynamically offers the available airline tickets. Global&Comparables& Expedia&(1996,&US)& IPO&(NASDAQ:EXPE,&11/1999,&& MCap&9&$11.34B)&
  10. 10. Company Details: OTA (3/4) Company Details Funding Investors OTA WTFares [Nagpur, 2013]: WTFares is an online travel agency for booking flights, hotels, holiday packages, buses. Earlier, clocked 800+ transactions within 7 months of launch. Currently offers services in India, UAE and USA. Planning to launch mobile app. Served over 7500 customers and 50 agents within 1 year. OTA Tourandtravelwala [Delhi, 2014]: Tour and Travelwala is an online travel agency for booking flights, hotels, buses, cars and holiday packages. Has presence in 212 cities and linkups with a fleet of over 13277 cars. OTA - Bus RedBus [Bangalore, 2006]: Aggregates and offers bus ticket booking options on web and mobile interfaces. Has three products – redBus, BOGDS, and SeatSeller serving the fragmented bus industry in India. redBus is consumer facing travel brand enabling customers to buy tickets on internet and mobile, BOGDS is a cloud solution built for bus operators and SeatSeller is GDS for bus inventory distribution. Acquired by ibibo Group in June 2013. Completed 30 million ticket sales as of July 2014, with an average of 1.6 million transactions every month. Also seeing 3x growth in mobile transactions from 2013. Acquired (Ibibo, 2013) OTA - Bus TicketGoose [Chennai, 2007]: is a ticketing web portal launched providing online booking services for bus travels. Also has mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company claims to have more than 3000 destinations in South India and more than 250 bus travel partners. Customers can also book the return tickets with Ticketgoose and they can cancel the tickets online. It has raised the series B capital from Indventure. $7.6M Indventure OTA - Bus Travelyaari [Bangalore, 2007]: Provides online portal for consumers to book bus tickets from real-time bus inventory from bus operators. Also offers bus operators a platform to upload their inventory, and has computerized their booking offices and agents network. Also has privilege card system for its customers. Launched an android app for booking buses from 1,200+ operators on 30,000+ routes. Operating company is Mantis Technologies
  11. 11. Company Details: OTA (4/4) Company Details Funding Investors OTA - Bus AbhiBus [Hyderabad, 2007]: AbhiBus is an online booking portal for bus travel in India. The company also provides technology solutions to more than 100 large private bus operators in India, 4 state transport corporations and 2 international operators. Its solutions include e-ticketing systems, fleet management solutions, vehicle tracking systems, passenger information systems and logistics management for transport corporations. Currently it claims of a ticket inventory from over 1500 operators and 15,000 routes. OTA - Bus MyBusTickets [Hyderabad, 2011]: Web platform along with a smartphone app that allows users to check for bus ticket bookings available along with the details of timings, pickup and drop locations, pricing, facilities provided etc. Users can also post their reviews and ratings for individual bus services on the platform. Travel agents can register on the platform and get themselves listed to reach out to a larger customer base. Part of Culligence Software Pvt. Ltd. OTA - Bus RunBus [Delhi, 2012]: RunBus is an online bus ticket booking portal and has partnered with more than 350 bus operators. Provides an online platform through which users can browse through various bus operators, enter the location details of their itinerary and dates of journey and use the search engine to filter their bus preferences. Users can make the booking through the portal itself and are also given the option to cancel tickets. OTA - Bus eTravelSmart [Hyderabad, 2013]: eTravelSmart, initiative of YK Software Solutions, is an online platform for bus ticket booking for journeys across India. The company has gathered a bus network of about 1500+ bus routes and 1000 + bus operators. Various features of the service include seat blocking, collecting reward points for bookings, availing discounts, travel check list and SMS reminder, ticket status tracking, filters for preferred bus ticket seating etc. Travel agents and ticket distributors can partner with the company. The company is developing a mobile application to help users make bookings on the go. OTA - Bus Presstix [Delhi, 2014]: Presstix, product of PressPlayTabs, is an online ticketing portal for bus ticketing, with filter for 'PressPlay Buses' which offer PressPlay Tabs to its travellers. Provides real-time GPS tracking, ratings &reviews for buses as well as rewards and cash backs on bookings. Offering 50 free seats daily as of Jan 2015 as part of marketing campaign. Global&Comparable& Busbud&(2011,&Canada,&$10M)& Key&Investors:&OMERS&Ventures,& RevoluMon&LLC,&Real&Ventures,& iNovia&Capital&
  12. 12. Company Details: Metasearch (1/2) Company Details Funding Investors Metasearch Ixigo [Gurgaon, 2006]: Ixigo offers a web platform to search across multiple airline, hotel, bus booking sites and compares the deals across them to help travellers find the choice of their preference. It aggregates travel information and makes it searchable and useful. Ixigo does not handle the booking of tickets, but instead redirects the user to book directly from the travel provider’s page. Ixigo has established the travel metasearch model in India and is currently the biggest vertical travel search in that market. Its products include TripPlanner, FareMapper and FlightPlanner. Their revenue model is based on pay per click advertising, tie ups with prominent airlines and hotels in India and selling advertising space on their website $18.5M BAF Spectrum,, SAIF Partners Metasearch Zoomtra [Delhi, 2007]: Zoomtra, product of Smile Travel Solutions Pvt Ltd., is an online platform that provides a search engine for users to look for flights, hotels, buses and trains. Users can enter the details of locations, date and class of ticket to get a listing of available bookings from its 13 domestic airlines and over 4500 hotel partners. Travel planners can find information across domestic and international flights, railways, hotels, holidays as well as exhaustive user generated and editorial destination content. Associated travel agencies include,, Indiatimes Travel, Travelguru. Metasearch My Travel Genie [Mumbai, 2012]: is a travel portal launched by Spin Travel Services. helps users get deals for their travel needs. Users can book flights, hotels and get holiday packages. Users can also book tours, activities, sightseeing, transfers and passes to events and plays and hire cars for travel. Metasearch Routofy [Delhi, 2013]: Routofy offers an online platform offering personalized meta travel search for users to search and book for bus, train and flight journeys. The platform also enables users to optimize their itinerary based on the requirements of user such as price, duration etc. The itinerary for the preferred destination is shown on a visual timeline with locations, duration, pricing for each mode of journey etc. Metasearch FareHawker [Delhi, 2013]: FareHawker is an online travel search site with a collection of free services for its user that helps to plan their travel. FareHawker search fares across the web and delivers a list of results for the type of booking search the user enters i.e flight, hotel, holiday etc. It finds and compares prices from 100+ travel portal, airlines, hotel portal, hotels websites. After the search results, users are allowed to book on the platform when they will be redirected to the service provider. Global&Comparables& HipMunk&(2010,&US,&$20M)& Key&Investor:&Webb&Investment& Network,&IgniMon&Partners,& InsMtuMonal&Venture&Partners& Kayak&(2004,&US,&$235M)& Key&Investor:&Accel&Partners,&AOL,& General&Catalyst&Partners,& Sequoia&Capital,&Gold&Hill&Capital,& Norwest&Venture&Partners&
  13. 13. Company Details: Metasearch (2/2) Company Details Funding Investors Metasearch BookMyBid [Morena, 2014]: BookMyBid is an online travel search engine for hotels, flights, cars, cruises. Utilizes other travel search engines for providing listings and comparison. Hotel search powered by HotelsCombined, Flights and Cars search by DoHop and cruise search by CruiseDirect. Metasearch Experenzia [Gurgaon, 2014]: Online travel portal enabling users to search, plan, customise and book travel experiences. Allows users to search for best deals on flights, hotels, vacation homes, car rentals and even build a customized travel plan with the help of personalized recommendations. Their first phase of product, travel meta search engine claims to offer 1 million+ vacation home options, hotels etc. Expected to launch in Nov 2014. Raised investments from a senior partner at BCG India. Metasearch - Bus Trabol [Bangalore, 2014]: Trabol, the flagship brand of Bitla Software Pvt. Ltd, is a meta search engine that helps passengers to book tickets directly from the bus operators website. Trabol aggregates results from the websites of over 370+ bus operators and helps users to avail deals form the bus operators directly. Users are redirected to the operators site and pay to the operator directly. Metasearch - Bus BusOffers [Hyderabad, 2014]: BusOffers is a online bus ticket portal offering online bus offers for various travel portals across pan Indian states. Helps passengers to search and compare the discounts among major travel portals across India. Once customer selects operator from the list of available buses, they will receive the coupon code and discount amount to the provided mobile number. Passengers can use "Smart filters" which enable them to choose bus operators, type of bus, ticket fares, boarding points, dropping points, etc. In beta mode as of Jan, 2015.
  14. 14. OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTA $160M $18.5M Travel - India Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone ToursContentOthers $16.8M $3.3M $58k $5.8M $400k $5M $500k$58M Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Stay $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k
  15. 15. Company Details: Hotel Booking (1/4) Company Details Funding Investors Hotel Booking Stayzilla [Chennai, 2005]: Stayzilla is a web-based hotel booking and reservation platform owned by Insara Technologies. The company claims to currently having tie ups with 18000+ stays across 1100+ towns in India offering its users the ability to book guest houses, lodges and serviced apartments. The site also offers options to filter results based on budget, amenities, ratings, cuisine and other variables. Launched B2B mobile app 'Sell Rooms', which allows hotel owners, homestays, lodges, etc to promote property in real-time without internet connectivity (SMS enabled). It has raised funding from Splice Capital, an angel round from IAN US $500k and an undisclosed amount in Series A from Matrix Partners. Processes 1100 daily bookings on its site. $20.5M Matrix Partners, Nexus Venture Partners Hotel Booking Way2Hotel [Puducherry, 2011]: Online listings platform that provides information of hotels at cities globally along with hostels, flights and car booking details. Added booking feature to portal. Planning to launch a user friendly HMS and ERS for budget hotels and other accommodation providers in India at a zero set up fee. Hotel admins can register on the platform and list themselves. Hotel Booking Myoki [Mumbai, 2013]: Myoki is an online platform that allows users to browse through travel destination listings along with the complete details of the stay, amenities provided, pricing etc. Users can browse holiday travel packages based on the location and post an enquiry along with the details of number of people and duration of stay. Along with this, it offers a trip planning service which can be customized based on the user's requirements. Hotel Booking DunaGo [Jodhpur, 2014]: DunaGo is an online portal that offers hotel booking, travel packages, etc. Users can book hotels through filtering city, state and other criteria. Hotels are listed with information about amenities and contact information. Users can then fill in information about their stay and book the hotel through the website. Hotel Booking Plush Escapes [Kolkata, 2014]: Developing an online portal for domestic and international travellers to book curated hotels and resorts. Yet to launch. Hiring for CTO position. Global&Comparables& PriceLine&(1998,&US,&$77.3M)& IPO&(NASDAQ:PCLN,&3/1999,&& MCap&9&$57.7B)& HotelTonight&(2010,&US,&$80.7M)& Key&Investors:&Ba_ery&Ventures,& Accel&Partners,&First&Round& Capital,&US&Venture&Partners& HotelUrbano(2011,&Brazil,&$85M)& Key&Investors:&Insight&Partners,& Tiger&Global&
  16. 16. Company Details: Hotel Booking (2/4) Company Details Funding Investors Hotel Booking Hotelobox [Gurgaon, 2014]: Hotelobox is a brand of Advantis Services Private Limited which provides online hotel booking services for consumers and corporate travel solutions with hotel choices worldwide. Users can provide the details of their itinerary to get a listing of options available along with setting filters for pricing and other details. The company is a provider of 500k+ hotels across the globe. Hotel Booking - Hourly Booking DayHalt [Mumbai, 2013]: DayHalt offers an online booking portal for hotels to travellers who are requiring a few hours of day stay in a city. Users can browse through the listings on the platform by location, hotel, rate, hours of availability etc. Users can enter their details, validate through email and make payments via online payment gateway. The service is generally ideal for corporate travellers needing hotel services for few hours, people attending conferences etc. Hotel Booking - Hourly Booking My Transit Stay [Jodhpur, 2014]: Web platform that allows consumers to search and book for hotel reservations by hourly packages. Consumers have the option to book the hotel with their choice of checkin time along with multiple options for period of stay. Along with this, offers a hosting solution for businesses to manage the hotel reservations for custom periods of time. Hotel Booking - Hourly Booking StayUncle [Delhi, 2014]: StayUncle allows users to book a luxury hotel room for 8-12 hours and pay for the time they stay. Currently operates in Delhi and NCR regions and has 30 hotels onboard. Planning to expand to all metro cities and most pilgrimage sites within India by June 2015. Currently in private beta. Hotel Booking - Last Minute Rushguest [Bangalore, 2013]: RushGuest, initiative of TechMarvel Soft Labs Private Limited, offers last minute hotel booking for consumers with great discounts. It helps hotels deal with unsold inventory by providing them with reach in exchange for great discounts. Also offers a mobile app for consumers book rooms on the go. Allows users to book rooms 2 days in advance. The company is bootstrapped and is currently offering its services in 5 cities. Looking for funds to scale up the team size. Global&Comparables& HotelQuickly&(2012,&Hong&Kong,& $5.6M)& Key&Investor:&GREE&InternaMonal& Hotelvp&(2011,&China)& Acquired&by&Jingdong&Mall&
  17. 17. Company Details: Hotel Booking (3/4) Company Details Funding Investors Hotel Booking - Last Minute HotelsAroundYou [Mumbai, 2013]: Online portal that helps hotels sell unsold rooms at the last minute by featuring curated hotels offering the best price and value to customers around them. Provides customers a service for easy booking of same-day unsold hotel rooms. Incubated at Venture Nursery's 5th batch. Raised seed funding from VentureNursery and angel investors including Amit and Arihant Patni, Anand Ladsariya, Arif Ali, Bharat Banka, Samir Shah, Neeraj Goenka, Ravi Kiran. VentureNursery Hotel Booking - Last Minute HotelShift [Delhi, 2014]: Under development. Providing last-minute hotel reservation deals and booking on mobile apps with visually beautiful UI. Also planning to build CRM for hotels on the backend to upload and manage their inventory. All hotels are handpicked by HotelShift team. Looking to hire a COO to manage hotel onboarding. Deadpooled Hotel Booking - Last Minute SavvyMob [Bangalore, 2014]: Mobile app for travellers to instantly book hotel rooms, suites, fine dining, spa and many more deals at quality hotels across India. Features last-minute deals, real-time in-app booking and social sharing. Provides a marketing and distribution platform for hotels to list their unsold inventory and get analytics on bookings. Available for Android and iOS. Service available in 15+ cities in India, with 125+ hotels registered on the platform. Product of Cooolio <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="170" style="border-collapse: collapse;width:170pt"> Hotel Booking - Last Minute NightStay [Delhi, 2014]: Night Stay is a mobile app for last minute booking of boutique and premium hotels at discounted rates in India. Claims to personally visit all the hotels on the platform before listing. Available in New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore as of Feb 2015. Available on Android with iOS app to be released in the future. Hotel Booking - Last Minute RoomsTonite [Bangalore, 2014]: RoomsTonite is a last-minute hotel booking mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry. Claims to have a real-time integration with a hotel’s booking system. The company has about 600 hotels signed in 125+ destinations in India as of Feb, 2015. Looking to expand its inventory to over 1500 hotels by March 2015.
  18. 18. Company Details: Hotel Booking (4/4) Company Details Funding Investors Hotel Booking - Private Sales 52Rooms [Delhi, 2012]: 52Rooms is a member-only web platform offering flash sales and curated luxury hotel deals for travellers. It has a limited range of hotels which they recommend based on user's budget, place and time of travel along with the complete details about the hotel. Hotel Booking - Reverse Bidding Bid2travel [Delhi, 2009]:, subsidiary of Noble Travels group India, offers an online platform that enables consumers to bid for hotel prices based on their budget requirements. The platform enables consumers to decide the price they are prepared to pay for an unoccupied hotel room within the upcoming 28-day period. Hotels are enables to generate revenue on their unoccupied rooms or distressed stock/inventory by offering them to consumers at high discounts. Users can enter the preferences of their stay and check the list of hotels available along with the price. Then the user has the option to place the bid amount he is looking for. The hotelier replies back to the customer for the negotiation process. Hotel Booking - Reverse Bidding FindMyStay [Delhi, 2012]: is an online platform that allows users to search for hotel room and book online based on their location preferences, days of stay and the number of people residing. Users can enter their preferences and browse through the list of results to book online. Along with this, platform allows users to enter the preferences of the class of hotel in which they would like to stay and their budget. The platform matches the preferences with various available negotiations with the partnered hotels and offers best prices to the online users. The service allows consumers to get lower prices and hotels to monetise perishable inventory without diluting brand equity. The company earns revenues through fare arbitrage or as a commission from hotels.
  19. 19. Company Details: Vacation Rentals Marketplace (1/4) Company Details Funding Investors Vacation Rentals Marketplace Tripvillas [Gurgaon, 2010]: Tripvillas offers a website for travellers to browse through family owned holiday homes and quaint homestays and book them as an alternative to a hotel or service apartment. Tripvillas also owns and publishes Holiday Home Times read by about 150,000 readers a week. Offers real-time booking marketplace for vacation rentals and integrated with channel managers along with publishing on OTAs. Partnered with HomeAway, a NASDAQ listed international online marketplace for holiday rentals. Claims to have over 12,000 listings. $1.5M Neoteny Labs, Blume Ventures, MENA Venture Investments Vacation Rentals Marketplace RoomnHouse [Mumbai, 2012]: Room n House offers an online marketplace where travellers find and book places rented out by home-owners, renters, and landlords. Room n House claims to have the largest and most diverse selection of homes, private and unique accommodations around India, with listings across multiple locations and currently focusing on expansion in West India and the local holiday destinations around. With detailed property descriptions, photos and list of amenities and nearby attractions, Room n House is an online solution that makes it easy to find and compare accommodation places all over the globe. Targeting INR 6 crore revenue by end 2014. $166k euphoria Ventures Vacation Rentals Marketplace CheersBye [Chennai, 2009]:, part of CheersBye Group of Companies, is an online portal to book for homestays for vacations. Customers can book heritage homes, plantation homes, modern homes, rural homes, eco homes, palaces, havelis, tharavads, houseboats, forest lodges, desert safaris etc. on the site. Claims to verify each property by visiting them individually, before they are affiliated and listed on the platform. Has over 400 homestays spread across 60 destinations in India on its platform as of Jan 2015. Vacation Rentals Marketplace Stay Vacation Rentals [Delhi, 2010]: Stay Vacation Rentals is an online marketplace platform that allows users to search and book for vacation rentals at homes of users offering it. Users can browse through the rental categories or destinations and get a listing of places they can visit along with the details of the rental pricing, facilities etc. Users have the option to send an enquiry to the owner through the platform. Owners can register with the platform and list their properties to reach out to a larger customer base. Vacation Rentals Marketplace The Other Home [Delhi, 2010]: TheOtherHome is an online platform that allows users looking for homestay accommodation during their travel to book online. Along with this the platform also enables users to browse through various itineraries based on the activity, location, theme of travel, destination etc. The company serves as a marketplace and allows users to rent out their accommodation through the platform and reach a larger customer base. At present, the company offers adventure destinations, itineraries, state guide and deals with over 500 properties in 24 states. Global&Comparables& Airbnb&(2008,&US,&$801M)& Key&Investors:&Andreessen& Horowitz,&Sequoia&Capital,& Greylock&Partners,&General& Catalyst&Partners& Tujia&(2011,&China,&$55M)& Key&Investors:&Lightspeed&China& Partners,&CDH&Investments,&GGV& Capital,&QiMing&Venture&Partners& HomeAway&(2005,&US,&$496M)& Key&Investors:&Google&Ventures,& AusMn&Ventures,&Redpoint& Ventures,&InsMtuMonal&Venture& Partners&
  20. 20. Company Details: Vacation Rentals Marketplace (2/4) Company Details Funding Investors Vacation Rentals Marketplace Ontrip [Kolkata, 2011]: Ontrip is an online community of freelance travel consultants working with small scale homestays, hotel, bread-and-breakfast properties, transport providers and travel agencies to reach remote places of interest in India. Enables users to search for travel stays based on their preferences by aggregating data about the place, financials etc. and provide a long listing of accommodations. Allows users to pay for the stay after their request has been verified from the accommodation provider for the availability. Vacation Rentals Marketplace RoomWale [Gurgaon, 2011]: RoomWale offers an online marketplace for booking BnBs, guest hotels and serviced apartments across India. Their listings on the platform are verified and the company currently claims to list over 1,200 properties totalling 2,400 rooms in 36 cities. It promotes properties without disclosing names or contact details and this information is shared only with confirmed bookings. Customers are expected to pay a minimum of 15 percent of the total price as advance booking charges. Each reservation converts to loyalty points which, over time, can be redeemed for a free stay. RoomWale also takes 15-20 percent of total price paid by customers as its commission from property owners' transaction. Vacation Rentals Marketplace Homestays [Mumbai, 2011]: is an online platform that provides homestay booking for users. Users can enter the details of the location in which they are looking for accommodation along with details of the duration of the stay to get a list of available accommodation spaces and their pricing. The platform also allows users to rent their homes and get listed on the platform to reach a larger customer base. Vacation Rentals Marketplace MyIndianStay [Panjim, 2012]: MyIndianStay offers an online portal that enables travellers in India look for home stays online during their itinerary and book it through the platform itself. Users can register on the platform and browse through the properties available for rental along with the location details and photographs of the place. The platform offers filter features for room types, property types, amenities etc or can post their request for a specific location not available on the list. The company also enables users to list their properties to make them available for rentals. Vacation Rentals Marketplace Oravel [Delhi, 2012]: Oravel offers a social marketplace for people to discover and book accommodations globally, online or from a phone. Oravel also runs a Private Label of Branded Standardized rooms called OYO inns. Users can list their serviced apartments, botique properties and villas on the site and travelers can book the apartment or room from the website. They currently claim to have 4,000+ rooms in marketplace &150+ rooms in Private Label. Shut down the stay booking portal in June 2014, working on OYO Rooms. Deadpooled
  21. 21. Company Details: Vacation Rentals Marketplace (3/4) Company Details Funding Investors Vacation Rentals Marketplace Indiawide [Mumbai, 2012]: Indiawide offers a platform for listing and bookings for Indian homestays and holiday homes, bed-and-breakfast vacation rentals for families and large groups near beaches, hills and cities. Vacation Rentals Marketplace Gooseberry Holiday Homes [Mumbai, 2013]: Gooseberry Holiday Homes is an online vacation home rental marketplace. Currently offering 6 holiday homes across Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. ISB, IIT founding team. Vacation Rentals Marketplace SaffronStays [Mumbai, 2013]: SaffronStays is an online social community that connects owners of homestays, bed n breakfasts and vacation rentals with global travellers. The company claims of having connected over 700+ homestays to offer for their customers ranging across homestays, bed and breakfast, heritage homes and vacation rentals. Users can register on the platform and provide the details of the location they are planning to go along with the number of people &duration and send a booking enquiry. Home-stay owners can list their place on the platform to reach out to a larger customer base. Vacation Rentals Marketplace RentMyStay [Bangalore, 2013]: RentMyStay, initiative of BrightPath Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd, is an online marketplace platform that enables users looking for accommodation during their travel to search for rooms, apartments. Users can enter the details of their stay period, number of people, location and get a listing of all the available home stays. Users can use the platform to post their place for rentals and get listed to reach out to a larger customer base. Vacation Rentals Marketplace Welcome Rentals [Delhi, 2013]: Welcome Rentals is an online platform that allows users to search for home- stay accommodation based on the location across the globe. The platform allows users to even list their accommodation for renting and reach a larger customer base. Users are provided with a search to enter their location preference, duration of stay to get a list of results to choose from.
  22. 22. Company Details: Vacation Rentals Marketplace (4/4) Company Details Funding Investors Vacation Rentals Marketplace Guesthouser [Gurgaon, 2014]: Guesthouser is an online platform which offers verified accommodations for travelers. Property owners can list their property and services that would be offered, Guesthouser team will verify them and lists on their portal. Sets up infrastructure and adds personalization to properties. Current portfolio includes villas, tree houses, houseboats etc. Has 14,000 properties listed and has received over 2,000 booking requests as on Feb-2015. Planning to launch a mobile app soon. Vacation Rentals Marketplace FunStay [Gurgaon, 2014]: Web platform that allows users to search for home stay accommodation at various travel destinations and post enquiries for the same. The platform connects home owners willing to rent their home for travel stay and travellers looking for accommodation. Based in Gurgaon and currently providing its services for accommodation in Himachal Pradesh.
  23. 23. Company Details: Asset Light Hotels (1/2) Company Details Funding Investors Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms [Gurgaon, 2013]: OYO Rooms is a marketplace of branded budget hotels with standardized stay experience. Rooms are not owned by OYO, instead have tied up with 20+ hotels and standardized the experience, hence operating with an asset-light model. Focussed at business travelers, offers rooms with free WiFi starting at INR 999 per night. Only in Delhi area as of now. Operated by Oravel Stays, after shutting down their online stay booking portal in June 2014. Has raised angel investments from VentureNursery, Anand Ladsariya, Ravi Kiran, Nitin Agarwal, Anirudh Damani and Sanjay Mehta. Raised funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, DSG Consumer Partners in May 2014. Clocking gross bookings of over INR 1 crore per month. $5.7M Lightspeed Venture Partners, DSG Consumer Partners, Sequoia Capital Asset Light Hotels V Resorts [Noida, 2011]: V Resorts offers boutique resorts for leisure travellers in India. Currently offers five resorts in Uttarakhand (Sattal, Ramgarh, Corbett, Pauri and Rajaji National Park), one in Himachal (Narkanda) and one in Rajasthan (Auwa - Pali district). Operates on an asset light model by aggregating existing properties and taking over the management and operations of those properties on a revenue share basis. Room rates across properties range between INR 3,000 and INR 5,000 per night. $2M SeedFund Asset Light Hotels Casa2Inns [Gurgaon, 2013]: Casa2Inns offers standardized lodging at affordable rates. Follows strict and standard operating procedures, guaranteeing clean linen and hygienic bathrooms. Provides regular training and auditing to hotel staff. Tech enabled lodging via direction link through SMS, e-invoicing, online reviews. Currently offering services in Delhi NCR and Gurgaon. Team from Oberoi Group, Siesta Hospitality, Bain & Co backgrounds. Asset Light Hotels Vunique [Gurgaon, 2014]: Vunique curates small, standalone and experiential hotels and acts as a marketing and selling platform for them. 135+ hotels on board from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya, etc as of October 2014. Sold 600 room nights within two months of launch. Planning to expand to UK, Finland, Korea and develop an Inventory Management System for member hotels to fill last minute unsold inventory. Asset Light Hotels 14Square [Pune, 2014]: 14Square offers a chain of serviced apartments for stay. Offers home cooked multi- cuisine food, in-room, online health and wellness services including nutrition plans, yoga and stress management programs. Also offers kitchen for self-cooking. Currently offering 8 hotels across Pune. Global&Comparable& AceHotel&(1999,&US)&
  24. 24. Company Details: Asset Light Hotels (2/2) Company Details Funding Investors Asset Light Hotels ZoRooms [Delhi, 2014]: Zo Rooms, part of Zostel Hospitality Pvt. Ltd, is a chain of asset light hotels. Partners with hotels in multiple locations and provides standardized rooms with standardized service in the three-star segment. Provides rooms in the price range of INR 1000 to 1800 with facilities like free WiFi, LCD TV, and complimentary breakfast. Customers can also book its rooms through online sites like Goibibo‎, Cleartrip,, MakeMyTrip etc. Has over 200 rooms in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore as of Feb 2015 and is expanding to other cities in the future.
  25. 25. Company Details: Backpackers' Hostels (1/1) Company Details Funding Investors Backpackers' Hostels Zostel [Delhi, 2013]: Zostel is a chain of backpacker's hostels that provides secure and centrally located accommodation to young travellers in dormitories with laundry service, TV, internet, library, board games and other interactive facilities at a competitive price. Zostel takes up apartments on a long term lease and provides a standardized experience for guests. Developed in-house property management system to centralize its inventory, content and other operations-related data. Available in 8 locations - Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Vadodara, and Delhi as of Feb 2015. Its "Best Internship" campaign in partnership with MTV received over 70,000+ applications. Some of the competitions it won include Wharton India Economic Forum Startup Competition 2014, Stanford BASES E-Bootcamp 2014 and IIT Bombay Eureka! 2013. Raised INR 5 crores from a Malaysia based angel investor, Presha Paragash in May 2014. $835k Angel
  26. 26. OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTA $160M $18.5M Travel - India Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone ContentOthers $5.8M $400k $5M $500k$58M Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Stay $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Tours $16.8M $3.3M $58k
  27. 27. Company Details: Travel Agents Marketplace (1/3) Company Details Funding Investors Travel Agents Marketplace Tripfactory [Bangalore, 2013]: TripFactory provides a search engine for travel content on the web aggregated in the form of holiday packages along with the complete information for accommodation to travel and duration. The platform provides a Google like search engine, where users can search for a location or hotels, restaurants, packages etc. to get a listing of the search criteria. The site claims of 20,000+ partners across 2,400 towns and cities of India. The company has been incorporated in Singapore. Founded by the founders of online travel agency Travel Agents Marketplace TravelTriangle [Noida, 2011]: is a platform which brings together agents with best deals as per the customers travel needs. Based on a customer's trip request, 4-5 competing quotes are offered from travel agents to enable the user to choose the best option. The platform serves as a search engine with a long listing of multiple destinations in India and abroad, tour packages and holiday deals. Their source of revenue is from commissions on every transaction from travel agents. Claims to have over 1 lakh unique visitors a month and over 430 agents on the platform. It has also bagged customers from Maldives, Turkey, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Raised angel funding from Aneesh Reddy, Abhishek Goyal, Neha Singh, Amit Ghorawat, Amrita Mahale, Krishna Motukuri in 2012 $1.9M SAIF Partners Travel Agents Marketplace Nivalink [Mumbai, 2000]: Online platform that allows users to browse for various destinations and travel plans, search for hotels and holiday packages available. The platform allows users to browse based on the destination, kind of travel, offer recommendations. Claims to have visited all hotels and destinations mentioned on their portal. Serving to 100,000+ customers from 50+ countries and 100+ cities in India. Travel Agents Marketplace TravelGuru [Mumbai, 2005]: Travelguru is the Indian arm of US travel services provider, Travelocity. Travelguru offers a web platform that allows users to search and book for hotels in India and international locations. The company initially focused on air ticketing, however, soon after changed its focus to hotels aggregation. It has been acquired by, an online booking portal for flights, hotels and holiday packages for an undisclosed amount in 2012. With the acquisition, travelguru has expanded its search platform to holiday packages, flight bookings and also offers a travel guide for Indian locations. Offers AirFare calender showing lowest fare flight bookings in a month. Prior to acquisition by Yatra, Expedia has acquired a majority stake in in TravelGuru for $17M. TravelGuru had acquired Desiya, a hotel bookings site for $25M in 2007. Acquired (Yatra, 2012) Travel Agents Marketplace HelloTravel [Delhi, 2008]: HelloTravel is an online platform that enables users to browse through various travel plans and locations that are available in India and international locations. The portal enables users to enter the details of their itinerary, budget, preferences etc. which is then submitted to various travel agencies that have partnered with the company. Users will be contacted by the agents offering various quotes and allows the user to make choice based on their budget and preferences.
  28. 28. Company Details: Travel Agents Marketplace (2/3) Company Details Funding Investors Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays [Delhi, 2011]: WeAreHolidays offers an online platform that uses artificial intelligence to recommend holidays for a traveller. The platform offers a listing of previously customized plans which users can browse through along with the complete details of the itinerary, duration, pricing etc. The platform also enables users to book a trip instantly. Along with this, the platform allows users to enter their plans of a vacation, budget and other details for which the platform customizes a vacation. Offers several types of holiday tours, destinations and packages. Raised seed funding from Mumbai Angels, Blume Ventures, GSF India - received follow on funding from Matrix Partners in Aug 2014. Crossed $1M in revenue in Mar 2014. Mumbai Angels, Blume Ventures, GSF, Matrix Partners Travel Agents Marketplace [Delhi, 2011]: is a travel platform that provides information to urban travellers on unchartered territories and offbeat destinations. The company organises and categorises all the scattered info on places, experiences and cultures in the form of apps, games and a website. Travel Agents Marketplace TripCrafters [Mumbai, 2011]: is an online travel marketplace that connects travellers with travel agents who are experts in the specific destinations, services, and experiences that travellers are looking for. Travellers need to submit a trip request detailing their travel plans on the website. They will then be connected with up to 3 destination specialist travel agents who will provide customised trip plans and quotes. The traveller chooses the plan and makes booking with that travel specialist. Alternatively, travellers looking for vacation ideas can also browse through a variety of ready-made travel packages and enquire about each package. Travel Agents Marketplace Triptus [Chandigarh, 2012]: Triptus is an online marketplace for discovering and comparing holiday packages by various tour operators across India. Allows customers to post custom requirements and receive quotes from tour operators. Tour operators can create profile and upload packages. Charges fee from tour operators for enquiries. Product of Accubyte Solutions Travel Agents Marketplace TravelStreet [Kolkata, 2013]: Travel Street, part of group companies of Brishti Technologies Pvt Ltd. connects travelers with travel agents and tour operators. Claims of a network of 1000+ verified, registered &trusted travel agencies across India for both domestic and international travel. Users can browse through package tours along with the details, connect with travel agencies through the platform and post their enquiries for booking and request customized tour planning. Travel agencies and tour operators can register on the platform to provide their details and services. Also available as a mobile app on both Android and iOS. Global&Comparables& Tuniu&(2006,&China,&$123M)& Key&Investor:&Sequoia&Capital,& DCM,&Highland&Capital&Partners,& Gobi&Partners& JetBay&(2013,&US,&$500k)& Key&Investors:&QuestVC,&500& Startups& Lvmama&(2008,&China,&$75.7M)& Key&Investors:&Sequoia&Capital,& CDH&Investments&
  29. 29. Company Details: Travel Agents Marketplace (3/3) Company Details Funding Investors Travel Agents Marketplace TripEzee [Gurgaon, 2014]: TripEzee is a online marketplace for comparing and booking packaged tours and activites. Provides listings of activity operators based on user location and provides user-reviews. Also allows customers to create customized tours and receive quotes from tour operators. Currently in beta. Travel Agents Marketplace - Custom Must See India [Bangalore, 2007]: MustSeeIndia offers a web-based platform that enables users to customize their own travel plans and create dynamic packages. Dynamic packaging gives the power in customer’s hands and gives them more flexibility. Also offers a long listing of airline bookings, hotels, trains, cabs and buses. Their portal enables users to select and create vacation destinations, as per needs and interest, hotels and bus bookings that fit with the current itinerary. Their revenue sources comprise of ads, lead generation and package sales.
  30. 30. Company Details: Local Activities/Experiences (1/4) Company Details Funding Investors Local Activities – City Events Mygola [Bangalore, 2009]: Mobile-first platform to discover and book local events including city activities, events, restaurants, etc. Pivoted from travel itinerary planning platform. Catering to 16 cities globally including Bangalore, Bangkok, Dubai, Las Vegas, Mumbai, San Francisco, etc. $2.7M 500 Startups, Blumberg Capital, Helion Venture Partners Local Activities Tushky [Mumbai, 2011]: Tushky is a marketplace for real-world leisure activities in India. It started out as a platform to give travellers access to local guides and has pivoted over the years to outdoor activity listings and marketplace for local activities. The company has 1300 bookable activities on their platform. Their web platform is known for its ability to store, serve and distribute activities in bookable format, right down to the date, time and paid exclusions. Part of TAVenture investment portfolio. $340k GSF, 500 Startups, TA Venture Local Activities Thrillophilia [Bangalore, 2009]: Thrillophilia is an online marketplace for experiential travel and activities. Offers adventure, family sightseeing tours, offbeat honeymoon options, weekend breaks, short duration activities, group departures and corporate tours. Has an explorer team which travels across India to curate local experiences and handpicks the local guides and vendors. Offers more than 2500+ tours and activities from 1200+ suppliers globally as of Feb 2015. Charges a platform fee from vendors who list on the site. Claims to have generated Rs 3 crore in revenues in FY13. Winner of the TIE-ISB Biz Quest 2012 and Power of Ideas 2012 by IIM Ahmedabad. $230k Hyderabad Angels, Navlok Ventures Local Activities PoshVine [Bangalore, 2011]: PoshVine offers an online platform to connect locals and travellers offering various leisure experiences across multiple locations in India. The package categories comprise of vineyard tours, insider access to the restaurants, heritage tours and hot air balloon safaris, top-shelf activities like gourmet strolls, culinary masterclasses with top chefs, quality spa experiences, etc. The company earns revenue by charging commission on restaurant table booking via its portal and also on the ‘experiences’ it offers. Another monetisation channel is through the proprietary software that PoshVine has developed called Electronic Reservation Book which acts like a distribution point for a restaurant’s digital storefront, thus monetising its online traffic. $41k MyFirstCheque Local Activities Touristlink [Nagpur, 2011]: TouristLink is a social travel network run by Nagpur based Holiday Deals Pvt. Ltd. It provides first-hand knowledge regarding local tour operators, travel agents and small hotel owners. Travellers can post their queries before their trips and can also check out the reviews by other travellers who have opted for those services. Earns revenue by selling its own deals and marketing for travel providers for their deals. Its two distribution paths for travel businesses comprising of group deals and individual member service requests. It is one of the 5 startups of Indian origin to have been selected for the Startup Chile Program. It has raised an undisclosed amount from Kenya-based accelerator 88mph. $40k, Start-Up Chile
  31. 31. Company Details: Local Activities/Experiences (2/4) Company Details Funding Investors Local Activities iExperience [Noida, 2012]: iExperience is an online platform that sells unique and authentic travel packages, learning classes and workshops in the city and adventure activities. Its service focuses on curation of great experiences, good customer experience and strong vendor backend. Part of Tlabs Accelerator 3rd batch. $16.6k TLabs Local Activities Exploita [Mumbai, 2011]: Exploita offers an online platform that connects users and authentic experts of adventure, wildlife &offbeat travels. Users can browse through the listings of various categories of adventure tours such as river rafting, trekking, paragliding, skydiving etc offered by multiple companies and experts who are all verified before listing on the platform. Users can book for tours through online payment on the platform. Travel agencies and experts can register with the platform and post their own adventure destinations and tour packages. Exploita is one of the Top30 tech start-ups of 2013 awarded at Tech Sparks. Local Activities TripThirsty [Bangalore, 2012]: TripThirsty offers a website that helps users discover places as well as bookmark them under various wishlists. Identifying similar travel choices in the wishlist among a user's friend groups, it offers high-value deals for groups. TripThirsty is a website created by a startup, Ideophone Technosol Pvt Ltd, which pivoted to create this travel marketplace. Local Activities Travspire [Bangalore, 2012]: Travspire offers an online platform to discover and book unique and local travel experiences. The travel experiences comprise of meeting local communities, savouring cuisines of the region and learning about the culture of the region. Travspire is an alumni of the Wharton Venture Inititation Program, the Wharton school's incubator program for startups and was awarded funding from the Wharton Innovation Fund. University of Pennsylvania Local Activities Travelpickr [Chennai, 2012]: Travelpickr is an online marketplace that connects travelers with local tour operators to book custom tours in any country. They offer a crowdsourcing approach that helps customers get recommendations and quotes from multiple competing local tour operators. Along with custom planning services, Travelpickr also provides listings for multi-day tour packages, day trips and activities from every country. Tour operators from various regions can register with the website and provide custom itineraries for requests for tour planning and quotes for their regions. Travel companies can also partners with local tour operators to custom create a tour plan for their customers.
  32. 32. Company Details: Local Activities/Experiences (3/4) Company Details Funding Investors Local Activities Gypsyshack [Bhopal, 2013]: GypsyShack is an online travel eCommerce platform that allows users to browse through various categories of travel activities and purchase through the platform itself. Activity tourism includes adventure tourism along with experiences such as agri-tourism, volunteer holidays, cultural pursuits such as cooking or art classes. The company partners with local operators and experts in every location they list. Local Activities MyTravelPie [Delhi, 2013]: is an online platform that enables users to browse through listings of various holiday destinations, hotel accommodations and off-beat activities. Users can browse through the details of a location or accommodation along with availability, location, facilities, reviews etc. to make an informed decision. Local Activities Toors [Pune, 2013]: Toors provides an online marketplace for travellers to book tour packages offered by various tour service providers online. Provides price and detailed itinerary with option to pay via credit/debit card and net banking. Currently catering to Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Nashik, Udaipur and Aurangabad. Local Activities ForkMyCity [Delhi, 2013]: ForkMyCity is an online platform that helps travellers discover, book and plan local activities and experiences like restaurants, spas, shopping and nightlife venues. Provides a map-based interface with verified info about handpicked suppliers at cheaper prices. In beta. Local Activities Alien Adventure [Mumbai, 2014]: Alien Adventure is an online marketplace that seeks to connect adventure trip planners with seekers. Provides trip info including itinerary and pricing. Planning to introduce payment gateway integration, messaging platform and reviews. Currently in beta. Global&Comparables& Peek&(2012,&US,&$6.4M)& Key&Investor:&Khosla&Ventures,& Velos&Partners,&Expansion& Venture&Capital,&Great&Oaks&VC& GetYourGuide&(2009,&Europe,& $45.5M)& Key&Investors:&Spark&Capital,& Highland&Capital&Partners,& Sunstone&Capital& Zozi&(2007,&US,&$21.3M)& Key&Investors:&Sequoia&Capital,& CDH&Investments&
  33. 33. Company Details: Local Activities/Experiences (4/4) Company Details Funding Investors Local Activities Xoonture [Dehradun, 2014]: Web marketplace platform that allows users to search for adventure venues and activities and send queries / book travel by contacting the operators directly. Travel operators have the option to list their adventure sports through the platform. Offers a search engine to browse by adventure locations, categories. Local Activities – City Events Townista [Bangalore, 2014]: Townista is an online marketplace platform that allows users to discover various events and activities happening in the city. Townista offers experiences for foodies, pub-hoppers, couples, play enthusiasts, outdoor nomads etc. The company aggregates and curates data from several blogs, websites, and social media, and matches that with user’s intent, interest and many other factors to show them more relevant experiences. Event managers can register on the platform and post their event details to reach out to a larger customer base. Currently, the venture earns revenues from the ‘featured activity’ and will be experimenting with other options in the future. Local Activities - Cruises Cruise Club [Pune, 2012]: Web platform to get access to 40 cruise liners for customers to plan their cruise travels with a google maps based interactive platform that allows users to toggle between ports and learn more about various destinations. Along with information and enabling to book for cruise arrangements, the platform helps users to research the details &book accommodation, flight tickets, transportation to and from the ship etc. Award winner at TiE Smashup. Global&Comparables& Viator&(1995,&US)& Acquired&by&TripAdvisor&(July& 2014)& Aoliday&(2013,&China,&$1.5M)& Key&Investor:&Gobi&Partners&
  34. 34. Company Details: Local Guides (1/1) Company Details Funding Investors Local Guides Padhaaro [Bangalore, 2012]: Padhaaro is an online marketplace that connects local tour guides and experts with foreign tourists and travelers. Greeters can register on the platform who will then go through a selection process conducted by the company before becoming a local guide. The company currently has a network of 200+ greeters/local experts in 18 cities. The company is backed by the Morpheus Venture Partners being a part of the batch 10 of its portfolio. $13k The Morpheus Local Guides GuideTrip [Delhi, 2013]: GuideTrip is an online marketplace platform that allows users to search for various destinations based on city/country and the tour guides based on their experience. The platform allows users to message local tour guides, post their queries, get tours customized and book them online. The platform also enables local guides to register with the platform and get listed along with the details of their location, destination expertise, pricing etc. Every local guide goes through a series of checks and references. As of March 2014, the company has enabled 365 travel experiences in 24 countries. In beta. Part of TAVenture investment portfolio. $45k TA Venture, GSF Local Guides SeekSherpa [Delhi, 2014]: SeekSherpa is a mobile marketplace for hyperlocal travel information and experiences. It aims to connect travellers with locals and allows for the transfer of micro-information points between like-minded sherpas. It aims to curate and generate customized local experiences for travellers while empowering locals to meet travelers and earn pocket money through this medium. The venture is set to launch as a mobile app on Android soon. Raised an undisclosed amount from VentureNursery’s Angels in July 2014 including Amit Patni, Anand Ladsariya, Anirudh Damani, Arihant Patni, Neeraj Goenka, Ravi Kiran, Sanjay Mehta, Shravan Shroff. Already has about 500 Sherpas from eight cities and 100 experiences like Delhi momo trail and shopping through Chandni Chowk. VentureNursery Local Guides Trekking Toes [Jaipur, 2014]: TrekkingToes is an online marketplace connecting tourists with local hosts. Offers dining, accomodation, travel experiences through hosts. Hosts can create profile and mention fee for the event. Allows tourists to connect with hosts through its platform. Verifies host's personal Information, Email and Phone Number. Currently offers its operations in Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai. Winner of TiE Rajasthan business plan competition. Local Guides Tourity [Hyderabad, 2014]: Peer-peer marketplace for tour packages and location aware travel itineraries. Currently providing free sample itinerary for Goa, India. The company is looking to hire technical co-founder and UI designers as of Sep 2014. Global&Comparables& Vayable&(2010,&US,&$2.1M)& Key&Investor:&SV&Angel,&Y9 Combinator& SideTour&(2011,&US,&$4M)& Acquired&by&Groupon&(Sept&2013)&
  35. 35. OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTA $160M $18.5M Travel - India SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone Others $500k$58M Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Stay $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Tours $16.8M $3.3M $58k Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez Content $5.8M $400k $5M
  36. 36. Company Details: Content (1/3) Company Details Funding Investors Content HolidayIQ [Bangalore, 2004]: HolidayIQ was launched in early 2004 under the name of India Resorts Survey. India Resorts Survey was focussed on creating a travel community and getting the community to contribute feedback on holiday accommodation across India. Its online portal serves as a repository of information and content on vacationing in India. The portal offers listings based on destinations, budget, holiday activity preference etc. for visitors to make an informed decision before planning an itinerary and it does not work as a booking platform. Recently launched hiq!Pad initiative that aims to collect customer feedback in real-time from customers when they are staying in a hotel. Has merged with Wego, Singapore-based travel meta-search startup and raised a Series B funding from Tiger Global in November 2010. In February 2013, it de-merged from Wego and raised Series C funding from Tiger Global and Accel Partners. $5M Tiger Global, Accel Partners Content RailYatri [Noida, 2011]: RailYatri provides a web and mobile based tool that provides consumers with all rail travel-related information including live train status, platform locator, seat availability, disruptions, etc. Monetization model based on on-the-go food ordering and taxi booking features. Has tie-ups with taxi services firms across 30 cities and food vendors across 300 stations. Launched live train tracker 'RailRadar' in association with Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) in 2012. Owned by Stelling Technologies . $485k Blume Ventures Content TripOrTrap [Ludhiana, 2012]: TripOrTrap is an online travel information website. Lists hotels and destinations with user-generated reviews. Features a travelogue section where people can write about their trips. Sponsored ads model for revenue with plan for OTA affiliations in pipeline. Content Trodly [Bangalore, 2012]: Trodly is a travel information and reviews website with content provided by its travel experts. Claims to research and evaluate every destination that it lists. Features include general info about location including weather, railway, airports, languages spoken and current temperature etc, a gallery of handpicked images along with user submitted images, navigator, attractions, nearby destinations, restaurants etc. Content Holidify [Delhi, 2013]: offers an online destination discovery platform. It helps travellers find the right destinations according to their preferences and help them plan their holidays. With the interactive map interface and filters, travellers can plan their vacation. The portal also offers comprehensive travel guides which helps users to decide on their final destination and also plan their trip, things to do, what and where to eat, options to stay, travelling within the city with hand-picked images of the destination. Global&Comparable& TripAdvisor&(2000,&US)& IPO&(NASDAQ:TRIP,&12/2012,&& MCap&9&$12.12B)& &
  37. 37. Company Details: Content (2/3) Company Details Funding Investors Content The Hotel Explorer [Delhi, 2014]: The Hotel Explorer is an online hotel magazine featuring hotel reviews, inspiring hotel stories and exciting hotel deals. Besides popular hotel chains, also covers boutique properties, home stays, vacation homes, holiday villas and serviced apartments. Content City Trip [Gwalior, 2014]: City Trip is an online tourist guide offering information about various tourist destinations including how to reach, where to stay, what to eat and celebration events. It presents details of the most recommendable attractions of a particular city. Enables users to locate local hotels, local attractions, local events and local foods along with reviews posted by other users on it. Content - City Guide Audiocompass [Mumbai, 2011]: Audio-guide based travel and tourism app (Audiocompass Guide) for India for cultural and historical points of interest like museums, monuments and palaces. Available on Android and iOS platform. Raised seed funding in Feb 2014 from Blume Ventures and Urrshilla Kerkar of Cox &Kings Ltd.. $400k Blume Ventures Content - City Guide Guiddoo Tours [Mumbai, 2013]: Guiddoo is an audio and video tour guide app of world famous monuments and tourist attractions. App can work offline once downloaded. Covers 40 monuments across 20 countries, expanding to 300+ monuments in the next 2 years. Guiddoo app includes interactive GPS enabled horizontal and vertical site plans and key tourist information for monument tickets, tour packages and local business listings like restaurants, handicrafts, etc. App available for iOS, Android and Windows platform based on freemium business model. Content - City Guide Pangea Guides [Nashik, 2013]: Pangea Guides are travel and tourism guide apps on Android, Apple and Windows devices along-with with hotel and car rental booking services. Sources and modifies open content from WikiVoyage. Apps for 50+ destinations available. Developed by Application Nexus Webservices Pvt Ltd.
  38. 38. Company Details: Content (3/3) Company Details Funding Investors Content - City Guide TourDeDelhi [Delhi, 2015]: TourDeDelhi is a mobile app which provides content about Delhi for tourists. Content includes list of major attractions, nearby and popularity filters, gallery, location and direction, fee and nearest metro, etc. Available for Android. Content - Mobile Skim [Mumbai, 2014]: Skim is a smartphone app that serves as a flipboard for discovering local adventure travels based on the user's location. It is currently available for 4 cities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Bangalore. Users can discover adventure locations nearby, make wishlists, check ratings and post their own ratings and even make bookings. Users can connect with their social circle by integrating their social networks with the app. Content - Mobile Tippi [Delhi, 2014]: Smartphone app for location based travel tips for users to get information about places to visit nearby, experiences etc. Users can search for the list of tips available for an area. Users have the option of voting up or voting down a tip for a particular area. A tip can be a maximum of 200 characters. Currently being tested by a select set of users as of Jan 2015.
  39. 39. Company Details: Community - Trip Sharing (1/2) Company Details Funding Investors Community - Trip Sharing Tripoto [Delhi, 2013]: Collection of crowdsourced itineraries. Building gamification features and independent guide for booking through Tripoto. Has detailed information and first hand experiences on places from experts and travelers. ISB-IIT Delhi founding team. Has apps for Android and iOS (coming soon). Claims around 300,000 monthly unique visitors (Nov 2014). Raised seed round in Nov 2014 from Outbox Ventures, Palaash Ventures and angels including Snapdeal founders, Sachin Bhatia (MakeMyTrip founder), Shanti Mohan, Arvind Vohra (Gionee), Nikunj Jain and Romi Mahajan. $400k Outbox Ventures, Palaash Ventures Community - Trip Sharing RoadMojo [Delhi, 2013]: Online platform that provides a crowd sourced repository of global road trips. Users can search, store and share road trips. RoadMojo users can also follow their favourite destinations (to track roadtrips that pass through them), other roadtrippers, trips around their location and add moments from their roadtrips on the go. Community - Trip Sharing 36hrs [Mumbai, 2013]: 36hrs is an online portal that enables travel enthusiasts to browse through various travel listings by using the search engine available on the portal. It serves as a social community of travellers and travel bloggers which provides recommendations to online users for must-see places in cities around the globe. Users can sign in on the portal and discover locations, places to visit, browse through travel experiences of fellow travellers in the community and even share the itineraries that they like. Community - Trip Sharing HappyTripping [Mumbai, 2014]: Happy Tripping is an online community for travellers. Allows users to create their profiles, share their experiences and review other itineraries. Offers curated itineraries created by travel experts. Has an active tripper community of 515 members. Community - Trip Sharing Helium.Travel [Delhi, 2014]: Helium is a platform to help travellers discover new experiences and monetize their travel wisdom. Helium connects users with the experiences of other travellers and plan their own journeys. Users can also maintain a travelogue to help others planning for a similar trip. The website is launched in the first week of Jan 2015. Global&Comparables& 117go&(2011,&China,&$20M)& Key&Investor:&SogBank&VC& WAYN&(2002,&London,&$11M)& Key&Investors:&Scohsh&Equity& Partners,&DFJ&Esprit& Breadtrip&(2012,&China,&$62M)& Key&Investors:&Vertex&Venture& Capital,&Fidelity&Growth&Partners& Asia,&CBC&Capital&
  40. 40. Company Details: Community - Trip Sharing (2/2) Company Details Funding Investors Community - Trip Sharing 365hops [Noida, 2014]: Provides an online platform for travellers to broadcast and discover trips, travel plans and places and connect with like-minded people. Users can search for trips, places and people based on their interest and location. Part of Curious Innovations Pvt Ltd.
  41. 41. Company Details: Planning (1/3) Company Details Funding Investors Planning Traverik [Bangalore, 2012]: Traverik helps travellers plan, collaborate and build trip itinerary through its travel planning tool which offers features such as feeding the destinations and budget to get suggestions which can be customized along with a map view, drag and drop destinations, choosing ride, choosing places to stay etc. Also allows users to share their trip details and social networks. Planning TripFeet [Hyderabad, 2012]: Tripfeet is a multi-destination trip planner that allows users to build and modify their itinerary. It is an end-to-end planner where users can manage all aspects of a trip such as travel and accommodation logistics, sightseeing etc. in a single place. On the platform, users can compare costs, make bookings, check featured trips created by other users for travel destinations across the world. Offers a map based interface on the platform to check for various destinations, option to add to trip itinerary and all the details concerned. Planning WanderShip [Delhi, 2013]: WanderShip offers an online platform for travel planning. Serves as a holiday discover, recommendation, customization and booking platform. Provides description on destinations and major tourist attractions. Launched out of beta in April and received 329 users and 50 trip creations on first day. Team from ISB, IIM-L, INSEAD, IIT-D, IIT-R. Planning - Automated TripHobo [Pune, 2011]: TripHobo started out as JoGuru, an online travel portal for interactive itinerary planning. Allows users to obtain optimized trip itinerary, create their own custom trip itinerary and check out other itineraries. Offers over 65000 user generated itineraries and curated content for close to 200 top tourist cities worldwide as of Jan 2015. Clocks over 1.5M visitors monthly, 70% traffic coming from US and UK. Raised Series A from Kalaari Capital in June 2014 to scale content and platform. $3.9M Kalaari Capital Planning - Automated Hike Ezee [Bangalore, 2011]: HikeEzee offers an online travel recommendation engine that enables users to enter the details of the locations between which they are travelling, number of days and the budget type of their itinerary. The portal offers recommendation of various places that the user can visit which are added into the visual itinerary representation. The details of various locations/events are available and can be added to the itinerary plan. Users can even customize the timings of their visits of each location and hence get the complete picture of their travel. Global&Comparables& TripIt&(2006,&US,&$13M)& Acquired&by&Concur&Technologies& (Jan&2011)& Vamo&(2012,&US,&$1.6M)& Key&Investors:&CrunchFund,&SV& Angel,&BoxGroupNYC& Worldmate&(2000,&US,&$10.8M)& Key&Investors:&Relay&Ventures&
  42. 42. Company Details: Planning (2/3) Company Details Funding Investors Planning - Automated TripTern [Gurgaon, 2012]: TripTern is a social travel site which creates trip itineraries from the destination, hotel, dates, and attractions that the user is interested in. The user will input their destination and preferred hotel, along with dates and possible attractions they would like to see and the web application will offer route suggestions to the user along with a map. The website also provides travel guides for popular cities. A mobile application for the service and a online hotel booking feature are planned to be added soon. GSF Planning - Automated Holidayen [Mumbai, 2013]: Holidayen offers an online platform which automates personalised travel planning. The recommendation engine takes into account the user’s profile and preferences to recommend the best attractions, activities and events. The user can also fine-tune the recommendations according to his broad interests or browse through the attractions and events to select favourites. The itinerary builder then takes into account multiple practical aspects like opening hours, available timeframe, routes etc. to create a complete, customizable plan which the user can save on a phone or tablet. Planning - Automated Tripigator [Bangalore, 2014]: is an automated travel planning engine launched by Bangalore- based startup, WorthYourHolidays in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism to provide travel itineraries including flights, hotels, cabs, as well as weather and places to visit. Aggregates web data and applies big data analysis and decision science to build customizable personalized itineraries with live prices based on user specified preferences. It currently plans to generate revenues from its internal ads and also plans to introduce 3D views of the destinations and link them to the Ministry of Tourism’s Incredible India site. It generates itineraries that include details of timeline, budget, areas of interest, destinations &travel preferences. Planning - Automated iTraveller [Bangalore, 2011]: iTraveller is a B2C product helping travelers to plan and automate the booking of their holidays. Aggregates native wholesale travel services suppliers to eliminate intermediaries, providing real time inventories. Later the company released their B2B offering which is a subscription based ERP platform for travel agents. Helps travel agents manage bookings, inventory, payments, hotel reservations, client management. Revenue generation from percentage cut on transactions done by end consumers and subscription fees from travel agencies using the automation platform. 200k+ trips created by users for over 20 travel destinations from 60+ native wholesale suppliers. Startup Village incubatee. $1.08M Ah! Ventures, Mantra Ventures, LetsVenture Planning - Automated Q&A Tripcovery [Bangalore, 2014]: TripCovery is an online trip discovery platform. Understands questions in natural language and provides relevant and personalized advice. Can be extended to all phases of travel from planning to feedback. Site is yet to be launched.
  43. 43. Company Details: Planning (3/3) Company Details Funding Investors Planning - Crowdsourced PlanMy.Travel [Bangalore, 2013]: PlanMy.Travel is a travel planning and consultation website with a marketplace for freelance travel planners. Customers can connect to the website's curated list fo travel experts, called Travel Ninjas, based on their destination and interests, and hire him/her to help with their trip planning. The company then creates a trip, where the customer can get help from the Travel Ninja to customize their itinerary. It has also built a specialized collaboration platform for planning trips and plans to offer the collaboration platform as a white-label solution to other travel companies to serve their clients. Planning - Crowdsourced PickYourTrail [Chennai, 2014]: Web platform for personalized vacation planning and posting quotes for travel itineraries. Users can post their requirements through the platform post which the experts from the company get back with a personalized itinerary. Post confirmation of the travel, the booking engine of the platform takes care of the bookings. Offers a comprehensive travel docket called Travel Genie which gives a day wise plan of what the itinerary, top attractions, suggestions from expert travelers etc. The company claims that its revenues have been growing every month and making 1 crore+ revenues in less than 6 months. Planning - Train Journey Interminus [Pune, 2011]: Interminus is an iPhone application from Leftshift Technologies which lets users plan their train journeys on Indian Railways. Users can find trains between stations, search for a specific train, find the fare or the availability of a specific train on a specific day, history of lookups etc. Users can also manage PNR status through the saved search feature.
  44. 44. Company Details: Trip Management (1/1) Company Details Funding Investors Trip Management Voy [Hyderabad, 2011]: Voy is a personal travel assistant app that allows users to find weekend getaways, manage their travel details, managing travel expense etc. The app is yet to be released for both iOS and Android platforms. Trip Management Trotez [Mumbai, 2012]: Mobile app that organizes all travel itineraries and reward programs in one interface. Users have to forward their itinerary, and choose and enrol into loyalty programs to view benefits and rewards from their travel service providers in the app. Claims to support over 1300+ travel providers and 600+ loyalty programs - list is provided here at Trip Management - Rewards Trip38 [Bangalore, 2013]: Trip38 is a mobile-first travel assistant app offering an itinerary display comprising of flight tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, taxi rides, attractions and even event bookings in a single place. Along with this, it provides travel status alerts and reminders such as check-ins and baggage allowance etc. Also provides offline access for recognizing current location of the user along with serving as a local guide to locate nearby restaurants, hotels, events etc. Available on Android. The app is downloaded in 70 countries according to the team, with database of over 350K hotels and 180K attractions in over 30K cities. App gets revenue through paid partnership with hotels, travel agents and tourism boards.
  45. 45. OTA MakeMyTrip Yatra Metasearch Ixigo OTA $160M $18.5M Travel - India Hotel Booking Stayzilla HotelsAroundYou Vacation Rentals Marketplace TripVillas Roomnhouse Asset Light Hotels OYO Rooms V Resorts Backpackers’ Hostels Zostel Stay $20.5M $1.6M $7.6M $835k Local Activities/Experiences Thrillophilia Mygola Travel Agents Marketplace WeAreHolidays Travel Triangle Local Guides SeekSherpa GuideTrip Tours $16.8M $3.3M $58k Content HolidayIQ AudioCompass Community Tripoto 365Hops Planning TripHobo TripTern Trip Management Trip38 Trotez Content $5.8M $400k $5M SaaS Solutions RateGain Hotelogix Entertainment in Bus Pressplay TouringTalkies Others Mowgli Bus MyTourPhone Others $500k$58M
  46. 46. Company Details: SaaS Solution (1/6) Company Details Funding Investors SaaS Solution - Tour Operators Moxiter [Bangalore, 2013]: Moxiter is a enterprise software solution aimed at travel operators and destination management companies. Helps tour operators in simplifying sourcing and managing product efficiently, fast and accurate quotations, improving margins and increasing sales. Moxiter is based on a subscription based SaaS model. Claims to have resulted in travel plans worth more than $3 million by April, 2014. SaaS Solution - Tour Operators - Booking Engine Vacation Labs [Goa, 2012]: Online booking system for tour operators, travel agents, and activity operators. Includes booking and payment system, CMS, back-office system to manage bookings from all channels – online, phone, email, &agents. Enables operators to maintain content, inventory &rates in a centralized SaaS system, accept online booking through widgets &forms, distribute products to other travel marketplaces and OTAs. Also provides a white-labelled SaaS platform to tour operators to open their marketplace and invite and manage suppliers. Raised angel funding in Aug 2014 from Abhishek Goyal, Himanshu Nautiyal, Nikhil Rasiwasia and Neha Singh. Claims to have customers in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. $60k Angel SaaS Solution - Travel Agencies Ticketsimply [Bangalore, 2007]: Offers a online solution that provides a centralized reservation system connecting all branches, agents, passengers and all online portals with flexible coach layouts, dynamic variable tariffs, easy scheduling of the services and complete accounting. Other features include mobile apps, end to end automation, automatic report generation. Is cloud hosted and has back up. Also offers 24x7 support for its customers. Product of Bitla Software. SaaS Solution - Travel Agencies - Booking Engine QuadLabs [Gurgaon, 2006]: QuadLabs Technologies is a travel technology company that provides software solution to travel management companies, travel agencies, suppliers, distributors and tour operators. Their products aid to automate the business processes, optimize revenue stream and enhance customer service experience. Products include cloud ERP for multi-sales channel management, booking engine, CRM and MIS reports, booking engine functionality for various services, cross sell functionality, third party supplier connectivity, travel agent management system along with end-to-end automation solutions. Offers mobile app 'BookQ' which is a mobile distribution platform to distribute travel products through mobile channel. Enables users to search, book and pay for their travel itineraries. SaaS Solution - Travel Agencies - Booking Engine Mind Your Fleet [Noida, 2014]: Provider of cloud based tech solutions for car rental businesses to reach the customers on web and mobile. Offerings include mobile optimized website development, custom built CMS for car vendors, booking engine with corporate and agent logins along with online payment integration. Booking notifications, API integration with dispatching system and rate control for different customers are other features. Global&Comparables& Rezdy&(2011,&Sydney,&$1M)& Angel&Funding& Rezgo&(2007,&Canada)& Fangcang&(2010,&China,&$1.6M)& Key&Investor:&Qingsong&Fund&
  47. 47. Company Details: SaaS Solution (2/6) Company Details Funding Investors SaaS Solution - Travel Agencies - Planning Engine WorthYourHolidays [Bangalore, 2012]: Intuitive holiday planning engine which enables OTAs/portals and travellers to design personalized holiday plans based on 30 critical parameters with real time travel inventory availability. Top 50 global young innovators, Moscow Open innovation Program 2012. Founders IIT Kgp graduates. SaaS Solution - Travel Agencies + Tour Operators Final Quadrant [Delhi, 1999]: Final Quadrant Suitecase is a comprehensive technology platform helping travel businesses improve operational efficiency of their business and increase revenue flow. It provides multiple sales channels, fare management, CRM &MIS reporting. Creation of online travel portal with payment feature integration, booking workflow management, fare management for flights and hotels along with car rentals management, itinerary package management and customization of listings of various product offerings. Staff management, booking queues and lists, customer segmentation and management and a real-time reporting system for all the transactions are few other features offered with the system. SaaS - Bus Operators YourBus [Bangalore, 2011]: Offers an online platform for bus operators to track buses and send updates to passengers. Buses are fitted with GPS and automatically sends updates to passengers about its location. Passengers can also track buses using Google maps. Bus operators get reports about the exact bus location, dep time at previous boarding point, and the expected arrival time at the next boarding point. Also sends a "punctuality report" to bus operators at 7 AM which contains the fleet's performance and efficiency the previous day. Currently operates in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad and cover 200+ buses. Acquired by redBus in March, 2014. Acquired (Redbus, 2014)
  48. 48. Company Details: SaaS Solution (3/6) Company Details Funding Investors SaaS Solution – Hotels RateGain [Noida, 2004]: RateGain is a provider of SaaS solutions to hospitality and travel industry. Its customer base comprises travel suppliers and intermediaries including airlines, hotels, cruise lines, car rental companies, OTAs, tour operators and wholesalers. Products for hotel industry aid in online channel management for distribution of availability and rates of hotel rooms to online distribution channels like OTAs, rate intelligence for customer hoteliers for revenue optimisation and a tool to monitor guest satisfaction and online reputation management. For travel industry they provide price intelligence and a tool for monitoring competitor pricing. Has raised about INR 300 Cr. in a first round of funding round led by US-based private equity firm TA Associates $50M TA Associates SaaS Solution – Hotels RezNext [Bangalore, 2012]: RezNext, initiative of IDS Next, is a real time B2B distribution company that bridges the gap between a hotel’s reservation system and online booking channels. Offers hotels a comprehensive solution set to dynamically distribute rooms, enhance online visibility, optimize use of manpower and grow revenue. Offerings include rate & channel manager, revenue management, online reputation management, web booking engine, mobile solutions, central reservation system, business intelligence, Property Management System (PMS) and Loyalty & Feedback Management. Claims to have on-boarded 1200+ customers to its platform. $5M NEA SaaS Solution – Hotels Hotelogix [Noida, 2008]: SaaS based property management system for independent hotels, hotel chains, resorts, inns, lodges, bed & breakfast and other mid sized hospitality setups. Single dashboard for managing front desk, PoS and house-keeping with inbuilt analysis reports. Also provides a booking management software to manage booking from all channels (Expedia, Amadeus, Sabre). Claims product usage in over 75 countries. $3M Accel Partners, Blume Ventures, Saama Capital, Mumbai Angels SaaS Solution – Hotels Knowcross [Delhi, 2002]: Knowcross develops and markets technology solutions for the global hospitality industry. Triton, its flagship product, is a comprehensive guest service management system which is currently deployed in over 35 countries at hotels belonging to brands like Kempinski, Hyatt, Oberoi, Sofitel, Raffles, Swissôtel, Shangri-La, Radisson among others. Triton Mobile, Triton Cloud, Triton HK, Triton checklist, Know HK are few of the mobile apps available on Android PlayStore. SaaS Solution – Hotels AxisRooms [Bangalore, 2009]: AxisRooms offers a cloud-based platform for hotels for inventory distribution solutions. Features include hotel channel management, inventory management, booking engine and corporate booking tools. Its corporate and SME tool empowers the employees of a company to manage their own bookings, within the defined parameters of the firm. Partnered with few big players such as Expedia,, Agoda, Makemytrip, TravelGuru, Cleartrip, GoIbibo. SeedFund
  49. 49. Company Details: SaaS Solution (4/6) Company Details Funding Investors SaaS Solution – Hotels Hotel Simply [Bangalore, 2010]: Offers a cloud based hotel management system. Features include front office management, Multi POS, channel manager, price and material management, booking engine, intelligence reports. Also has a real time inventory distribution system. Is currently available in four editions. Product of Bitla software. SaaS Solution – Hotels MGHWorld [Noida, 2010]: MGHWorld offers a cloud platform for both hotels, travel agents, distributors and corporate travel to manage their businesses online, the initiative called 'Traveneur'. For hotels, it offers a channel manager to connect to all OTAs and travel agents along with an interface to manage daily operations of the hotel. For travel agents, it aids to connect with and book properties and sell customized packages. Gets revenue generation through commission on each booking and packages to hotel owners to build their custom websites for a subscription charge. As of June 2013, MakeMyTrip owns 29% equity in the company and can acquire 100% of MGH’s ordinary shares based upon achievement of various business parameters spread over eight years. SaaS Solution – Hotels Maximojo [Pune, 2011]: Maximojo offers cloud based tools that provide hotels the means to setup & manage their hotel inventory distribution & revenues. Its suite includes Revenue Mantra for inventory distribution & yield management, Web Mantra which is a direct web channel with booking engine, Analytics Mantra for competitor tracking and yield maximization. The company also offers an mobile application which enables hotel owners to track bookings, competitor rates & their inventory in real time. Mumbai Angels SaaS Solution – Hotels DineDesk [Scottsdale, 2012]: DineDesk provides restaurants with cloud-based solutions for online marketing, reservations and guest management. Offerings include reservations on web and mobile along with option on Facebook through the book engine, managing under and over bookings, visual representation of dining rooms, tracking payments, personal management of guests and performance analytics dashboard for restaurant. Offers its services in multiple countries. SaaS Solution – Hotels Sismatik [Bangalore, 2012]: Provides Wizbox, a cloud-based technology product for hotels, restaurants and resorts. Using Wizbox, hotels can launch their branded app for guests to request hotel services like room service, laundry. Product offerings also include smart signage display in hotel premises, smart TV solution (premium services on TVs in guests rooms) and a smart waiter app for restaurants to accept orders. Clients include Sarovar Hotels, Madhubhan Resort, The Park Hotel, Paresa, Boulevard 9. Global&Comparables& Innroad&(2000,&US,&$17.6M)& Key&Investor:&Rose&Park&Advisors,& Blue&Heron&Capital& Hetras&(2007,&Germany,&$8.5M)& Key&Investors:&Scohsh&Equity& Partners,&Target&Partners&
  50. 50. Company Details: SaaS Solution (5/6) Company Details Funding Investors SaaS Solution – Hotels RoomCircle [Delhi, 2012]: RoomCircle offers an online tools for hotels to manage their hotel bookings online through their web platform. Its feature offerings include customizable booking interface, flexible room allocation, online payment for booking through the platform, online cancellation facility, booking support for multi-hotel chains, reporting and analytics for hotel management to understand the website online activity and even travel agent management through the website. SaaS Solution – Hotels HMS Fusion [Anand, 2012]: HMS Fusion offers a hotel management software on the cloud providing booking engine features and other management solutions. HMS Fusion provides online booking/reservation system, built- in knowledge base and live help system, customisation of the front end display to the consumer along with built-in mass email and sms system. Offers Dhru Fusion for client & supplier management, billing and support solutions for online business (mainly a retail automation solution) along with an eCommerce shopping cart solution. SaaS Solution – Hotels Simplotel [Bangalore, 2013]: Simplotel offers a cloud based platform for hotels and motels to give their services an online presence and manage their bookings through their web platform. The tools delivered enables growth in direct bookings through the platform, great website design matching the brand of the hotel, cross-platform compatibility for the website, website activity metrics through dashboards for the hotel management and social media integration on the website. MakeMyTrip picked a small minority stake in the company for an undisclosed amount on January 29th, 2015. MakeMyTrip SaaS Solution – Hotels SyncRooms (SyncApps Online Ventures) [Hyderabad, 2013]: SyncRooms, a product of SyncApps Online Ventures Pvt. Ltd, is a provider of enterprise class software solutions for hotels, motels, resorts, clubs etc. Its flagship product SyncRooms - FrontDesk offers a hotel booking engine feature, a web based system that helps hotels, motels and other properties to get online reservation for rooms & bed. Along with booking engine, offers CRM and Point of Sales for the hospitality industry. SaaS Solution – Hotels HotelKey [Bangalore, 2014]: Developing a cloud platform based on mobile to enable hotel owners/managers to manage independent boutique hotels and motels on smartphones/tablets. Hotel management functions such as reservations, check in, check out, monitoring room service, rate management are included. Real-time view & tracking the availability of housekeeping staff availability and also provides a mobile bookings app for guests and pushing deals through the app. The company is based out of San Francisco with engineer team in Bangalore, India.