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Cleartrip buys Saudi Arabia’s Flyin as its first overseas acquisition
ACQUISITION

Cleartrip buys Saudi Arabia’s Flyin as its first overseas acquisition

Online travel agency Cleartrip has sealed its first ever cross-border acquisition in Saudi Arabia's Travel Aggregator Flyin. The acquisition will help Cleartrip strengthen its presence and expand its client base in Saudi Arabian market. Though the financial details of the deal have not been disclosed by the travel firm, it has come six years after Cleartrip entered the Gulf Cooperation Council region in 2012. As informed by the company, the combined entity will account for 60% of market share in the Middle East, which will enable both the companies to strengthen their travel offerings to cater to a diverse customer base. Stuart Crighton, Founder and CEO of Cleartrip said, With its strong customer base and rich travel offerings, Flyin is the natural partner for us in the region. W...
Ratan Tata Backed Artificial Intelligence Startup Tied Up With Federal Bank
BUSINESS

Ratan Tata Backed Artificial Intelligence Startup Tied Up With Federal Bank

Indian industrialist tycoon Ratan Tata backed Niki.ai has tied up with Kerala-headquartered Federal Bank to launch a virtual assistant in Federal Bank's smartphone application, a financial daily reported. Federal Bank confirmed saying that the chatbot will be helping customers to access m-commerce services right within the app, VCCircle reported. With this integration, the customers can simply perform operations by writing it in the virtual assistant's chat box like top-up their numbers, book movie tickets and pay their bills. The bills will automatically be charged on the user's account. “For payments, the customer need not get redirected to any other platform or take the hassle of loading their digital wallets, the debit happens directly from the federal bank account and the pay...
Cleartrip Launches Arabic Version of Its Desktop Websites
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Cleartrip Launches Arabic Version of Its Desktop Websites

Comprehensive travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip today said it has launched the Arabic version of its desktop websites to strengthens its leadership position in the Middle East. The launch will make available Cleartrips seamless user experience and hassle-free booking experience to Arabic audiences, particularly in markets belonging to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (formerly Gulf Cooperation Council), the company said in a release. The Arabic website will have airline-focused content, which is a top consumer preference in the region. "Despite being a huge market, the GCC travel industry is still growing and is ripe for disruption. Having achieved a clear leadership position in the UAE, we wanted to expand our footprint across other high-pote...
Cleartrip Integrates with Uber API to Offer Local Activities
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Cleartrip Integrates with Uber API to Offer Local Activities

Online travel and activities platform Cleartrip today said it has partnered with global ride sharing company Uber that will integrate the latter's Application program interface (API) to make contextual local activity suggestions. This integration will also offer seamless Uber ride requests on the Cleartrip platform, a release issued here said. After this integration Uber riders can now discover and book local experiences in their cities. "We are excited to enable a new channel for our product suite through this partnership with Uber. We are sure this will increase the discoverability of our Local product. We have always innovated on customer experience and this will further the cause by taking the local activity right to the users when they most likely need one," Cleartrip Chief Mark...
Nearly 700 Startup Founders Urge PM Modi to Defend Net Neutrality
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Nearly 700 Startup Founders Urge PM Modi to Defend Net Neutrality

NEW DELHI- Hundreds of startups, including bigger players like Zomato, Cleartrip, Paytm and their employees, have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defend net neutrality, which they define it as access to content on the internet without any discrimination. "We urge you to ensure that the recently announced initiative, Start-Up India, addresses the concern of net neutrality, with clearly defined policies and firm rules," the letter said. Around 500 people have signed the letter including Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal, Cleartrip founder Hrush Bhatt, XYSEC LABS founder Subho Halder, iSPIRT Foundation co-founder Sharad Sharma and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma. There are 1,467 signatories to the letter, including 681 founders of various startups. Startups expressed gr...