iXiGO Launches iPhone App For Travel Search

iXiGO.com, India’s travel search engine, has launched a global Travel App for iPhone users, becoming the first travel site in India to launch on the App Store. Available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices, the iXiGO Travel App can be downloaded and installed free of charge. index iXiGO’s iPhone App is available in English, Spanish, German, and Italian; and allows iPhone users to do a quick search for flights and compare fares across multiple airline and online travel agency websites, search hotel rates and availability from over 250,000 hotels from across all leading hotel booking websites, view maps, see hotel pictures, read reviews, track flight status and delays, see airport information and locations, and complete flight and hotel bookings either on a website of the user’s choice, or by making a call to the relevant booking provider by clicking on the phone numbers provided. “This is the first time an Indian Internet company has built a free iPhone travel app with global audiences in mind,” said Aloke Bajpai, founder-CEO, iXiGO.com. “With our simple, fast and intuitive user interface, whether you are in Mumbai, Madrid or Mombasa, you can get flight and hotel information from all around the world on the go, searching across 100+ travel sites.” “Smartphones are likely to become the dominant platform for Internet access in the near future. Our strategy is to ensure we can give our mobile users the same richness of functionality & content, in search, comparison and filters, as we offer on our website, leveraging the form-factor & powerful location-awareness features on their iPhones”, said Rajnish Kumar, co-founder and CTO, iXiGO.com. “The iPhone App we launched today is the first cornerstone of this strategy. In the coming months, we will be launching mobile applications for a variety of smartphone devices.”

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