Travel Made Easy

India's tourism sector is counting on the upcoming May-June travel season to finally leave the pandemic blues behind, with people already starting to make their summer vacation plans.Almost 84 percent of Indians plan to spend on leisure travel either domestically or internationally in the next four to six weeks, according to a survey by Survey Monkey. About 35 percent of the respondents are considering travel overseas in the next few months and the remaining are looking to unwind at popular local destinations. Airlines in India expect domestic traffic to recover to prepandemic levels from May ­ compared with the 85 percent mark hit so far ­ if another wave of Covid-19 infections does not hit the country.

Not so long ago, we can recall having to reach the railway station to reserve seats or berths for our travel. Even with or without the improvement that India witnessed in its average income per house-hold, booking flight tickets involved us having to visit the airport on the day of travel. A couple of years, there were travel agencies that enjoyed the limelight.

It was only until the internet era was at its peak that we were introduced to online ticket booking. The web has revolutionized the way we travel, allowing consumers to search, buy and share trips at the touch of a button. The introduction of the worldwide web not only fundamentally changed the travel experience, it also turned an entire industry on its head as new brands emerged to take advantage of it, while many existing players were left struggling to keep up with a blistering rate of change.

In a world full of makemytrip and goibibo, we introduce you to some of the most impactful online ticket booking service providers who have made a stir in the Indian scenario. These vendors have innovated and curated a unique set of value add services that will further streamline your ticket booking experience.

Do let us know what you think.