India Online Roundup: Ezeego1, Tradus, Yebhi, Wego
Impact on International Travellers Due To Exchange Rate Depreciation
Wego.co.in has reflected and studied the country’s growing concern over the impact of the exchange rate depreciation on international travel. According to them, travellers are scrutinizing every option, searching harder, trying to reduce their costs, and find the best flight and hotel deals online.
Taking advantage of the situation Phuket and particularly Pattaya are gaining popularity and arising as favourite destinations due to low season prices, and airfares at half the cost of those to Bali. Pattaya has risen from under 1 to a strong 4 per cent of international hotel bookings. Dubai on the other hand appears to be tolerating adverse exchange rates with apartments the most popular; a favourite costing Rs 2,262 per night. This is presumed to be due to a surge in the number of Indian businesses setting up offices there, coupled with greater take-up of overseas contract work linked to US Dollar or other hard currency pay.
The trend shows that people are still travelling, but adjusting their options within the same category of accommodation and examining airlines for the smallest variances in fare rather than cancelling plans.
Ezeego1 Spreads Its Wings To Bangalore
Ezeego1.co.in, the e-travel site has extended its footprints to Bengaluru in association with The Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA). ETAA is the sole body that represents retail travel agents in India. With this Ezeego1.com will be the one stop travel platform to the travel agents in Bengaluru and give them access to the huge inventory – over 5,00,000 hotels across the world, 1,000+ international and domestic holiday packages, around 5,336 sightseeing tours and flight bookings across various airlines at subsidised rates.
Both parties have also signed a special partner program wherein Ezeego1 will provide support, education and trainings to ETAA travel agents to maximize their profitability and strive to place the best technical and marketing resources at the member’s finger tips. Also they will help members to cater to the travels needs of their clients more professionally and in a lesser turn-around time.
Tradus Launches ‘Mobile Monsoon’
Keeping pace with monsoons this season is Tradus.in with its new initiative “Mobile Monsoon”, a platform that offers best of the smartphones at additional discounts.
Under the scheme one just has to use the GV code “PHONE” to fetch a surprise discount at the cart. The discounts are up to 39 per cent and the scheme lasts up to July 2, 2012. One can avail flexible payment options like net banking, EMI, debit/credit payments to make a purchase.
Though monsoons are not in yet, Tradus is trying its best to give you a feel of it. Bought a smartphone from the scheme? Tell us more about it.
Yebhi.com has expanded its collection of trendy bags by adding the brand Peperone to its shelves that includes a complete line of ladies handbags, ladies wallets, gent’s wallets, key rings etc.
For the time being only ladies handbags and wallets are available on Yebhi.com but very soon all other products from Peperone will make their way to the online portal.
It also promises cash payment on delivery and a 100 day return policy of the product bought and a reassurance that if the product does not match the taste and standard of the consumer, it can be returned.