Top online travel company Yatra.com, has been voted the 'Best Online Travel Agency' of the year 2008 at the Galileo Express Travel World's awards held in New Delhi.
The Galileo Express Travel World Awards recognize the best in the industry every year. The winners are chosen through a transparent process which is certified by leading management consulting firm Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd.
These awards were first incorporated in 2003 with the objective of promoting professionalism and encouraging the travel and tourism industry to attain higher levels of performance. In their sixth yar now, the Galileo Express Travel World Awards continue to be endorsed by the Indian travel and tourism fraternity as the most credible industry awards and are considered the voice of the tourism industry.
Dhruv Shringi, co-founder and CEO, Yatra.com, said, "At Yatra.com, each and every employee strives consistently to understand and provide services that we think customers look for not from just a travel portal but a travel specialist."
Established in August 2006, Yatra.com has fast grown to become India's leading travel company, serving over 1 million customers. Yatra.com believes in providing the best in class services to its customers and reaches out to them through its website, 24x7 call centre and 15 retail Holiday Lounges spread across the country.
The agency says it has ovr 700 employees and had a turnover of $120 million in 2007 and wxpects to close calender 2008 at $220 million.
No stranger to awards, it is the only Indian travel company among the 'Top 100 start ups in Asia' ranked by infotech magazine Red Herring, and has also been recognised as the 'most used travel website' by Juxt Consult in their India Online Survey 2008.
Besides Yatra.com is said to have the 'best brand recall' in the travel segment and the 'most user friendly website' according to the recent studies conducted by independent research organisations Juxt Consult and Phocus Wright. In August 2007 India's biggest travel show TTF-OTM the online agency received the excellence award.
Yatra.com says it has been funded by Intel Capital, Reliance Capital, Norwest Venture Partners & Network 18.