Portal on air travel launched

By : |September 7, 2000 0

NEW DELHI: Airticketsindia.com a portal on travel, which offers discounted
international and domestic air tickets with online flight PNR confirmation, has
been launched. It also books hotel and cars online and offers other travel
services. The portal is connected to more than 10 servers and 12 booking engines
covering three continents. There are more than 4,500 pages of travel-related
information and services. Its database on airfares offer up to 40 per cent
discount on international flights with special offers on domestic air tickets.

The portal’s business model is based on high volume sales. It already has
over 300,000 registered Web users.

The technology used is comparable with the best travel portals in USA and
Europe. The booking engine compares discounted airfares, books online in all
classes on different airlines and provides a confirmation PNR, without e-mailing
or phoning a travel agent. Tickets are courier delivered within 24 to 48 hours
‘Free of charge’ to passengers all over India.


Payment can be made with credit card by fax or online through encrypted
secured server gateway. In addition, due to limited use of credit cards in
India, payment can also be made at 46 collection centers around the country by
cash, check, bank draft, pay order, or wire transfer.

One can book 60,000 hotels online in 12,000 cities with corporate, seasonal
or category discounts and cars with over 48 car rental companies worldwide
including India. A confirmation voucher is issued online. No advance payment is
made and bookings can be cancelled or changed, without charge, till 6 PM on the
date of checking.

Airticketsindia.com also offers travel-related information on Indian missions
abroad and foreign embassies in India with visa rules. The World Travel Guide
provides tourist information on every country and India Travel Guide gives
information on all the states, places of interest.

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