www.iXiGO.com (Consumer empowerment in e-business & commerce category) a pioneer leading travel search website has been named as a finalist at Manthan South Asia Awards 2009. Manthan South Asia Awards is organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award and American India Foundation.
The Manthan awards rewards are directed at South Asian efforts which aid in help development through digital inclusion and knowledge dissemination in communities. The site has qualified in the e-business and commerce category for the awards. iXiGO.com has emerged as the leader in the travel search domain as a pioneer search engine in India and has qualified as a finalist due to its innovative business model and unique approach for the online travel information search and aggregation.
So, how does iXiGO.com differ from others in the lot? The site’s strength has been its meta-search model which compares travel inventory across multiple travel websites and thus provides the user with holistic information for better decision making. Apart from this, iXiGO.com provides a cumulative search result to the user from several smaller travel booking websites in the region thereby saving time and money. The site goes beyond a tag of a transactional site for booking as it establishes a direct travel supplier link which reduces intermediaries and saves time in the process. The popularity of iXiGO.com can be gauged from the fact that it has a following in excess of over 1.5 million searches a month and its user-base has tripled in 2009.
The CEO of iXiGO.com Mr. Aloke Bajpai expressed “We feel honored by our selection as a finalist to this unique South Asian award. It feels good to know that our innovation is touching the lives of travelers across the region by offering them trustworthy information for decision-making related to their trips.”
iXiGO.com value-added bouquet of offerings comprises airfare alerts, airfare outlook graphs, a user-friendly train search engine, and complex search engine results from various engines. iXiGO.com has also been voted as “India’s Most Trusted Travel Site” by a user-poll conducted by pluggd.in in 2009.