Cleartrip clocks gross booking value of $1.5 bn and net revenue of $100 mn globally Exchange4Media

Cleartrip’s Head of Corporate Strategy, Aditya Agarwal shared that more than half the revenues for Cleartrip come from outside India   Online travel portal-Cleartrip has clocked gross booking value of $1.5 billion and net revenue of $100 million globally, Aditya Agarwal, Head Corporate Strategy, Cleartrip shared with exchange4media. “Cleartrip is operating at close to breakeven EBITDA […]

Cleartrip partners with Payback India to offer multi-brand loyalty program The Hindu Business Line

Cleartrip, a travel tech organisation in India and the Middle-East, has partnered with Payback India, a multi-brand loyalty programme. This partnership will enable the 100 million-plus Payback customers to earn points on Cleartrip and in addition redeem their existing Payback points on every booking made with Cleartrip. The partnership will also give Cleartrip access to […]

Cleartrip’s new solution to help customers get special fares The Economic Times

Cleartrip has come up with Cleartrip for Work through which travellers with a GST number can access corporate fares on flights with benefits that include cashbacks, complimentary in-flight meals, zero trip modification charges, reduced cancellation fee, and reduced seat selection fee through a sign-in process. Travellers can avail benefits across flights and hotels for domestic […]

Cleartrip Brings Corporate Travel Benefits To MSMEs, Startups With Cleartrip For Work Inc42

India’s startup ecosystem has been increasingly getting global as well as domestic attention. With  billions pouring every year into the  ecosystem, it’s a great time to scale up. As part of scaling up, while several India startups have taken the international route, there are many startups looking to scale their expansion across India. Primarily, startups are looking to tap into the […]

‘What We Built is Sustainable, Not Glamorous’: Stuart Crighton of Cleartrip Forbes

Steve Jobs is an icon for many entrepreneurs. We are fascinated by him,” says Stuart Crighton, 49, co-founder and CEO of Cleartrip, alluding to the posters of global entrepreneurs and their famous one-liners that plaster the walls of Cleartrip’s Bengaluru office. Crighton had co-founded the company in 2006 with Hrush Bhatt and Matthew Spacie. With […]

Here’s how Cleartrip’s CTO uses Machine Learning to offer personalised travel for customers Economic Times CIO

The travel industry has come a long way. Gone are the days when travellers, among other challenges, had to spend time searching for travel agents, negotiating with them for cost-effective itineraries, and face the risk of fake itineraries. With the onset of new technologies and innovations, travel today has become faster, smarter, and more contextualised. The scale of this […]

How Cleartrip is charting a clear path to capture a good share of the online travel market Economic Times Brand Equity

Cleartrip, a global online travel and hospitality platform, this year expanded its presence in the Middle-East and Northern Africa market, such as Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. With the acquisition of Saudi Arabia-based Flyin, the online booking portal now holds a combined market share of 60% in West Asia. The company which started its operations through flight bookings, has now expanded its offerings […]

Indroneel Dutt – Chief Financial Officer at Cleartrip explains some major pointers which can help revive both airlines and passengers Zee Business

Just like every industry, the aviation sector also has high hopes from NDA government during Budget 2019, which will be announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on July 5, 2019. The fiscal FY19 was a gamechanger for airlines, with SpiceJet, Indigo, GoAir, AirAsia and Vistara strengthening their international market presence on back of private carrier […]

Travelling on Data: How data analytics is transforming the travel industry Money Control

Online travel aggregators such as Cleartrip have been at the forefront of adoption of data & analytics and have applied it to number of business areas. Most organizations today are making heavy investments in data analytics, strategy, and data-driven solutions. Why? Because data enables them to identify opportunities to optimize operations, processes, and functions. However, […]

Cleartrip launches 2-dimensional Filter for Flight Bookings

Cleartrip has announced the launch of an innovative 2-dimensional (2-d) filter for flight bookings on its mobile application. The new 2-d filter will deal with the flight duration and the ticket price which are the two crucial factors that dominate users’ travel decisions. Once the respective travel points are entered, the 2-d filter immediately analyses […]

Cleartrip enhances ‘Multi-city’ search Business Standard

Cleartrip recently upgraded its ‘Multi-city’ feature to solve for the traveller challenge of booking a complex multi-city itinerary. The leading online travel and leisure aggregator has made several enhancements in the product logic which will now help its users get highly optimized results in terms of flight options and better pricing. This enhancement is particularly […]

Airfares soaring: Here’s why

The rise is more acute between major cities and more impact is seen in last-minute fares (less than seven days), said The increase in airfare is due to Boeing 737 groundings and financial crisis at Jet Airways. But the former has a much more limited impact. Trouble in the air Jet Airways founders Naresh […]

Cleartrip becomes the first OTA to ink deal with Wayanad DTPC Deccan Chronicle

The travel solutions provider will promote local tourism to increase higher traffic to the region. Cleartrip has inked a deal with the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) to list activities managed by Wayanad DTPC on its platform. The travel solutions provider will promote local tourism to increase higher traffic to the region. With this, Cleartrip […]

Cleartrip mulls public float in 2-3 years The Hindu Business Line

Becoming EBITDA positive is our immediate goal, says strategy head, Aditya Agarwal Abhishek Law Mumbai-based online travel and hospitality company, Cleartrip, is planning an IPO in the next two-three years. The immediate focus though is to turn profitable by FY20. According to Aditya Agarwal, Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A, Cleartrip, some verticals of the […]

NDTV HOP visits the office of one of the leading travel organisations of the country NDTV Hop

The interview, profiling Prasad Menon (CHRO), Sudhir Mantena (Director – Products) and Manoj Sharma (CTO), highlights some new product introductions which help Cleartrip customer travel make more informed and confident travel decisions. The interactions also focus on what keeps the Cleartrip tribe passionately working towards solving travel problems like it’s day one. NDTVHOP visits Cleartrip […]

How CFO Of Cleartrip Is Responding To The Digital Wave Express Computer

In an interview with Express Computer, Indroneel Dutt, CFO, Cleartrip, discussed the impact of the digital capabilities on the traditional finance function. Further, he emphasised on building a finance team to complement the emerging technologies and highlighted the key elements of his data-driven digital strategy. How is a CFO reacting to the extensively growing digital? […]

This Valentines I pledge to be committed towards Climate Change Your Story

As apocalyptic photographs of the polar vortex striking across mid-west America unfolded on my computer screen in warm, tropical Bangalore, I shivered in sympathy. I thought of my family in Chicago, and how just days before we were vacationing in the sunny Maldives. The very same island nation that by most accounts is sinking into […]

Tourism and jobs: A better future for all – A Cleartrip article Deccan Herald

Travel and tourism is a high-growth industry that has the potential to create millions of jobs and boost employment prospects. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), travel and tourism in India supported 41 million jobs in 2017. The industry contributed to 10.4% of the global GDP in 2017 and by 2028 it […]

Weekday not an issue, couples gear up for a short vacation Times Of India

Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, Thursday, but that’s no bar for couples to get away from it all and bask in the warmth of each other. Balu Ramachandran, head of air and distribution, Cleartrip, told TOI that beaches are trending this Valentine’s week with Goa, Andaman’s and Pondicherry on top of the list popular […]

Jet Airways rejigs ticket distribution, snaps ties with Amadeus The Hindu Business Line

Online travel agents like Cleartrip heavily uses Amadeus’ network distribution, said Balu Ramachandran, Head of Air and Distribution. He said, “It’s a hard stop. We will have to re-align our strategy and get into a technical and commercial relationship with those providers to have Jet Airways’ inventory on our website. This re-alignment will involve investments […]

India’s Cleartrip eyes IPO as it plans Gulf expansion Arabian Business

Cleartrip, the India-based online travel and hospitality major, is looking at coming out with an initial public offer (IPO) in the next 2-3 years, a senior company executive said. The company’s current plan for a major expansion in the Middle East, aimed at achieving its target of mopping up over 50 percent of the total […]

Cleartrip unveils accommodation booking trends in India Business Traveller India

Cleartrip’s latest study titled “Evolution of the Travel Space in India” maps the accommodation booking trends in India, observed in the time period of 2014-2018. Ankit Rastogi, Vice President, Accommodation and Activities, Cleartrip, said, “Through this study, we have garnered interesting insights such as the growing propensity for last minute travel plans amongst as well […]

India-based Cleartrip to ramp up MidEast operations Arabian Business

Cleartrip, the India-based global online travel and hospitality major, has drawn up a major expansion plan for its Middle East operations which would see the company making acquisitions as well as heavy investments for organic growth GCC markets including Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait. The proposed expansion plans will also see Cleartrip, in which Abdullah Alromaih […]

Talent trip: The journey of talent in the tourism industry People Matters

People Matters was in conversation with Cleartrip and other players in the Indian tourism industry to understand how this sector has been evolving over the years and also to gauge how the talent space is shaping the course of the industry. Today being National Tourism Day, here’s a glimpse into policies, processes, challenges and trends […]

Cleartrip appoints new Vice President, Finance People Matters

In a bid to further streamline its finance function, Cleartrip, travel platform in India and the Middle East, has appointed Pradeep Sriram as its Vice President of Finance. At Cleartrip, he will oversee financial accounting and controllership, business finance, direct and indirect taxation, accounts receivables and payables, and risk, fraud and controls management. Pradeep brings […]