Ixigo.com is India's leading online and mobile travel search and planning website. A one-stop shop, it aggregates and compares the best deals for flights, hotels, buses, trains and packages, and reviews the best travel facts from across 100+ travel websites to provide trustworthy travel information all in one place. In 2012, Ixigo was among the top 10 finalists to be showcased at UnPluggd, Bangalore, an event for the start-up community. That year it was also featured in BBC World’s Fast Track list of Globally Most Innovative Products. It has been dubbed the “search engine with a human touch” by eyefortravel.com and listed on NASSCOM’s 2010 Top 10 Emerging Companies in India. In 2008, Business Today named it one of the hottest start-ups of 2008. In fact, almost as soon as it was launched, Ixigo was listed as a finalist in the Red Herring Global 100 (2007) and Red Herring Asia 100 (2007), a prestigious list of high-caliber companies in the world and Asia respectively.
An IIT Kanpur Electrical Engineering alumnus and an M.B.A. graduate of INSEAD, Aloke Bajpai loves creative writing, history and gadgets. Prior to launching Ixigo, Aloke worked in technology roles at Amadeus SAS in Nice, France, where he was part of the team that built the world’s first web-based cruise line booking engine for agencies.