NEW DELHI, India – India’s leading travel planning and search engine, ixigo.com, has launched its award-winning app on the Windows Phone Store. The ixigo Windows Phone app is India’s most comprehensive travel planning and search app, winner of the ‘2013 Mobbys Award for the Best Travel App’ and is already available on all leading platforms including Android and iOS. The app allows users to not only search and compare the cheapest flight ticket fares but also get best hotel rates, compare best available buses and train fares for free and in matter of a few seconds – thanks to the simple and functional design of the app.
Enthusiastic about the launch, ixigo CTO and co-founder, Rajnish Kumar said, “Windows is the second most popular platform after Android for smartphones in India and we are excited to offer the simple, fast and light weight ixigo app to Windows Phone users. Users can now search for hotels, buses, trains and flights all in one travel app.”
Commenting on this partnership, Navdeep Manaktala, Head Developer Experience, Nokia India Sales Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobile Devices Group said, “ixigo has been very successful in India with its mobile apps for travel search and planning. We are excited to bring this much-awaited app to our Windows Phone consumers to help them plan their holiday and business travel effortlessly.”
The ixigo app allows travelers to compare rates of 300,000+ hotels in India and across the world, compare information and prices from 100+ travel sites to get the best airfares, and check real-time availability and track live train status for over 2500+ trains running under the Indian Railways. Whether it is finding hotel amenities, room rates, checking availability, reading reviews and accessing location and maps, users can benefit by making an informed decision and book conveniently on the website of their choice. That’s not all – with the in-built trains app, travelers can get automated PNR status updates, train delay notifications and can also place food orders to be delivered right at their seat during the train journey.