|January 19, 2012‘Yatra.com wins the award for ‘Best Travel Website’ in IAMAI’s 2nd Annual India Digital Awards’|
Yatra.com was felicitated as the ‘Best Travel Website’ by the prestigious Internet and Mobile Association of India’s (IAMAI) ‘Annual India Digital Awards’. ‘IAMAI’ is one of the pioneer associations for digital domain and working for knowledge sharing and bridging the gap between startups and old firms. These awards cover the entire gamut of commercial activities around internet and mobile and recognize annually the outstanding individuals and companies in the digital space.Yatra.com was presented
|with this award, for its manifold achievements in providing a complete hassle free travel solution to customers thereby creating ‘Happy Travellers’ via their flight, hotel, holidays and rail products. The nominations for the awards was filtered on specific criteria like website content, structure & navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience. Followed by the nominations, the winners of the IAMAI ‘Annual Digital Awards’ were selected by reputed members of the industry, who constituted the jury.|
|August 17, 2012 ‘Yatra Awarded with PCI DSS Compliance Certification’|
Yatra.com was certified by PCI DSS certification (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), the most stringent security standard for organizations that handle cardholder information. With this, Yatra has become one of the major OTA’s in India to receive this certification that signifies the highest levels of security for card transactions on its portal. The certification will not only help combat card holder data theft but will also validate each transaction that takes place online. An intensive independent on-site audit and demonstrated compliance by carefully documenting Yatra’s physical access controls, IT environment and information security policies and procedures was conducted to qualify Yatra for procuring the certificate.
|November 21, 2012 ‘Yatra.com wins 3rd consecutive CNBC Awaaz Travel Award’!|
Yatra.com was successfully crowned the title of the “Best Online Travel Brand” for the year 2012, for the third time in a row. The CNBC awards are the most sorted ones across the trends and categories of - leisure, medical, adventure, heritage tourism, that are instrumental in driving the sector. Additionally, CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards’12 has also recognized ancillary services of the tourism industry like transport, hospitality, tour operators and travel portals among others. Marking a glorious day in the history of tourism, the awards recognize and felicitate luminaries from the Indian travel and tourism industry, who have excelled, set benchmarks and proved their proficiency on the global tourism platform. An intensive independent audit and an exhaustive consumer online survey were conducted with over 10000 respondents across India; the awards identified and felicitated the pre-eminent in the travel industry, Yatra being one of them.
|November 18, 2011 ‘Yatra.com wins industry’s most coveted award – CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards for Best Online Travel Agency’|
Yatra.com,was felicitated as the ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ by the industry’s most prestigious ‘CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2011’. The award was presented by ShriSubodh Kant Sahay, Union Minister of Tourism to Mr. DhruvShringi, Co-founder and CEO of Yatra.com, for Yatra’s remarkableachievements in providing a complete hassle free travel solution to customers thereby creating ‘Happy Travellers’ via their flight, hotel,holidays and rail products. An exhaustive consumer online survey (which was inclusive of - various web and social mediums - moneycontrol.com, facebook and twitter forums of CNBC AWAAZ ) was conducted with over 10000 respondents to arrive to the results.
|April 12, 2010 ‘Yatra.com was nominated for the prestigious 17th Annual World Travel Awards’|
Yatra.com got nominated for the 17th Annual World Travel Awards under the category of ‘Asia’s leading travel agency’ for the year 2010. Yatra.com was the only online travel company to be nominated under this category for the fourth year in a row. ‘The World Travel Awards’ are recognised as the most comprehensive and prestigious awards in the travel industry across globe. Established in the year 1993, the platform acknowledges, rewards and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. WTA brand today is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. The Grand Tour of WTA gala ceremonies are regarded as milestone events in the industry calendar, attended by the industry’s key decision makers, chief figure heads and the leading trade and consumer media. Nominations are based on the previous year's voting and the recommendations were made by travel, tourism & hospitality industry professionals, as well as by a self nomination process and the winners are decided through voting and recommendations are made by the travel industry professionals across the globe.
|May 17, 2010‘Ministry of Tourism confers ‘Best Domestic Tour Operator’ award to Yatra.com|
Yatra.com received the second position in the ‘Domestic Tour Operator’ category of the year 2008-2009 at the National Tourism Awards. This award was conferred to Yatra.com’ for its business excellence.The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. These awards have also been presented to State Governments / Union Territories, classified hotels, heritage hotels, approved travel agents, tour operators and tourist transport operators, individuals and other private organizations in recognition to their performances in their respective fields and also to encourage healthy competition with an endeavour to promote tourism.
|Brand Equity and Nielsen Company’s survey ranks Yatra.com as the No.1 online travel service provider|
New Delhi, September 01, 2010: In a recent survey released by Brand Equity on ‘Most Trusted Brands’, Yatra.com emerged as the industry leader in the online travel space leaving behind some of the well known players like makemytrip, cleartrip and irtctc. Conducted by Nielsen Company, the survey is the largest of its kind in India, with a sample size of 8, 160 done across socio economic classes, age, income and geography. Yatra.com grabbed 14th position amongst the top 50 digital brands ahead of some of the most popular brands like Twitter that was on 18th spot.
|In its tenth year, the study threw up a lot of surprises with new entrants, the entrenched, and ones who have stood the test of time. As trust becomes a key differentiator in the market exploding with brands, this definitive listing is a must for marketers, advertising firms, and, of course, consumers. After considerable brainstorming by Brand equity & Nielsen, the list of 300 brands (217 consumer products and 83 service brands) were finalized. Each brand was then evaluated on several parameters. Sample size was identified on the basis of chief wage earners who contribute maximum to the household income and the survey was restricted to SEC A, B and C in urban India, with a view to focus on the prime target audience for consumer-branded products and services.|
|Yatra.com felicitated as the most preferred travel portal at CNBC Awaaz ‘Travel Awards 2010’|
New Delhi, September 13, 2010: Leading company in the online travel space, Yatra.com received the prestigious ‘CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards’ ‘10 in the category of the ‘Most Preferred Travel Portal’ at ‘CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2010’. Business channel CNBC AWAAZ, in association with e-commerce business One Stop Shop, honored India’s best-in-class travel destinations and tourism ancillary services at the fourth edition of the CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2010.
Yatra.com was awarded for its manifold achievements in providing a complete travel solution to the customers thereby creating newer standards with its unique and innovative business models.
The theme of the awards this year was ‘Ghoom India Ghoom’ felicitating patrons of the Indian travel and tourism industry who have time and again proved their vision and expertise on the global scale. CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2010 is the second most significant achievement of Yatra.com in this year, after emerging as the industry leader in the online travel space in a recently released Brand Equity survey.
CNBC AWAAZ had conducted an exhaustive consumer response survey with The Nielsen Company with an objective to felicitate the best in the travel and tourism industry, identify India’s travel potential, highlight decision making criteria and gain a deeper understanding of the consumer mindset. This research study also presented “India’s Most Preferred Travel Brands and Tourist Destinations” across various travel categories. The research consisted of 2000 respondents comprising of the consumers, adventurous sports enthusiasts, corporates and members of the trade and tourism industry across 11 cities within the age group of 20 – 55 years belonging to SEC A / B1, both males and females.
|Yatra.Com – The Only Indian Online Travel Company Awarded by Red Herring for the ‘2008 – Top 100 Start Ups in Asia’ Award Recognizes the 100 “Most Promising” Asian Companies Driving the Future of Technology|
New Delhi, December 8, 2008: Yatra.com, one of the largest and leading online travel companies in India, has been announced as a winner of the ‘2008 Red Herring Top 100 Start-ups’ in Asia, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in Asia. This is a prestigious award which recognizes startups that will lead the next wave with innovative and potentially disruptive technologies.
|The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout Asia and identified the top 100 out of more than 1,000 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation. The 100 winning companies have been announced at the Red Herring Asia event in Hong Kong.|
“Our winners and Finalists demonstrate that Asia is increasingly becoming a leader in innovation, contrary to common stereotypes," said Joel Dreyfuss, editor-in-chief of Red Herring." It was tough to choose just the top 100 finalists from such a large list of excellent contenders, and we are very happy with the quality of the companies we selected as finalists."
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. Yatra.com has an employee base of more than 700. The Company achieved a turnover of $120 million in the year 2007 and projects a turnover of US $ 220 million by the end of calendar year 2008.
Speaking on being awarded, Dhruv Shringi, Co founder & CEO, Yatra.com, said, "We are extremely delighted and humbled to be shortlisted for this very prestigious category. Being the only Indian travel company to be awarded endorses our position as a leading player in the online travel space.” He also presented his innovative ideas and technologies to an audience of leading entrepreneurs, financiers, and corporate strategists at the event at the Hong Kong JW Marriott Hotel last week.
Yatra.com has received a lot of prestigious awards and recognitions. It has been recognized as the ‘most used travel website’ by Juxt Consult in their India Online Survey 2008. It has also been declared to have the ‘best brand recall’ in the travel segment and the ‘most user friendly website’ according to the recent studies conducted by Juxt Consult and Phocus Wright, which are independent research organizations. Yatra.com has also been awarded for ‘Excellence’ in August-07 by TTF-OTM (India’s biggest travel show).
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|Yatra.com wins the ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ Award for the Year 2008 By Galileo Express Travel World New Delhi, December 12, 2008|
Yatra.com, one of India’s largest and leading online travel companies, has been declared the ‘Best Online Travel Agency’ of the year 2008 at the Galileo Express Travel World’s awards on December 10, 2008 in New Delhi. In line with the Galileo Express Travel World belief that excellence and responsibility must go hand in hand and that responsible action will not only ensure a better future but also good business prospects, the theme for the awards this year was climate change and responsible tourism.
|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 consultants - Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. These awards were first incorporated in 2003 with the objective of promoting professionalism and encouraging the travel & tourism industry to attain higher levels of performance. In their sixth edition 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.|