iXiGO, the online travel search engine, launched its bus search tool, enabling search, comparison and booking of bus tickets from multiple bus operators and bus booking sites in India. Using the tool, deals from multiple sites can be compared on a single platform. iXiGO has partnered Ticketvala, redBus and TicketGoose online bus booking sites to offer this facility.
The tool aggregates hundreds of private bus operators spread over 500 towns and across 2300 routes. iXiGO compares bus travel options ranging from non-AC buses to luxury sleeper buses and air-conditioned Volvos, allowing travelers to search using various parameters such as timings, amenities and price.
Once the user selects the best deal on iXiGO, he or she is redirected to the checkout page of the bus booking sites, where the transaction is completed.
Earlier, iXiGO has launched India’s biggest hotel booking search, featuring 6000+ hotels from over 400 cities in the country.
Currently, bus booking is less than 0.01 per cent of the total online travel booking segment. It is reported that Yatra and Zoomtra also have plans for online bus booking. On an average, portals charge 10-20 per cent commission on ticket value from bus operators. [source: prwire]