iXiGO, an Indian travel aggregator has announced the launch of its hotel search engine, a natural progression for their travel search.
As per the press release, ixigo hotel search engine can search and book accommodation in real time across 4500 hotels in 320 Indian cities.
XiGO’s hotel search accesses more than 30 leading national and international hotel booking websites, enabling comparisons of room tariffs of the same hotel across multiple sites within a few seconds. The hotel search engine sorts accommodation by price, star ratings, amenities and allows detailed views for maps and photos; all in a single webpage. An instant keyword search on names, addresses and filters on best value within hotels narrows down the search – features so far restricted to only select international travel portals.
I tried doing couple of searches for hotels in Bangalore and results were decent enough. Being purely a search engine, the visitors will have to visit the parent hotel booking site to do the booking.
Surprisingly in all the sample searches that I did Desiya gave some very good rates compared to other hotel booking sites.
This launch will help ixigo to increase its footprint, which is quite a very crowded space at this time. From user perspective too, this will be a useful service as it will save their time of hopping across various sites.
Give iXiGO hotel search a try and let us know what you feel !