New Delhi: ixigo, one of India’s leading travel search marketplace has launched ixigo inspire, a Chrome extension that inspires travellers and instantly compares travel deals across travel sites. Earlier in beta, the plugin has now been fully rolled out to ixigo’s user-base and works on the desktop version of Chrome.
ixigo’s inspire plugin opens each new Google Chrome tab with a stunning background photo of an inspiring destination from around the world along with an array of quotes that can stimulate your travel aspirations! Apart from this, the browser add-on helps you find the cheapest deals on hotels and flights.
While you browse on any online travel website, ixigo automatically brings you the best deals available real-time, no matter which travel website they are on. The extension enhances the traveller’s browsing experience, by adding unique features like PNR lookups and PNR confirmation predictions for trains from ixigo’s website. The extension also acts as a one stop solution to manage all your bookings.
Talking about this innovation, ixigo CTO and co-founder, Rajnish Kumar said: “ixigo aims at enhancing the end to end travel experience for our users. Not just do we want to provide you with the best travel deals, we also want to inspire and motivate you to travel. Each new browser tab now refreshes and informs you about a wonderful new destination to visit. At launch, we already have over two lakh users getting inspired to travel everyday, and we expect this to become the default tab for five million travellers by the end of the year.”
The ixigo inspire Chrome extension has received a great deal of positive feedback from users, especially on Twitter. In addition to all its existing features the plugin also allows you to refer and earn cashback coupons that can be used on the ixigo travel app. Going forward, the extension will be coming out with an array of features that will not only inspire, but help you book your travel!
Launched in 2007 in Gurugram, India by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, ixigo is India’s leading travel search marketplace, connecting over 80 million travellers with content and deals from over 25,000 online and offline travel and hospitality businesses. ixigo aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices and availability for flights, trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages and destinations. ixigo’s mission is to simplify the lives of travellers by building apps that make their travel search and planning hassle-free and it has won several awards in its journey, including the TiE-Lumis Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the NASSCOM Top-10 Emerge Award. ixigo’s investors include SAIF Partners, MakeMyTrip and Micromax. (ANI-NewsVoir)