‘BIG’ Feat for www.indiantravelportal.com
www.indiantravelportal.com is certainly going places. It bagged the eighth monthly Britannica Internet Guide (BIG) Award for excellence on the web, given by Britannicaindia.com recently. The portal gets 0.75 million pageviews a month and was also rated as the best Indian travel portal by bestindiansites.com, India
The BIG rewards overall excellence in content pertaining to India on the web. The award is given in four categories: overall excellence on the web, content, design, and technological excellence.
www.indiantravelportal.com is a consolidated travel portal that provides comprehensive travel information on all the states and cities of India. The destinations are classified geographically and on the basis of tourist interest, including adventure, heritage, wildlife, religious tourism etc. It offers information on how to get there along with scenic pictures of the place, accommodation and tour operators in the locale, historical significance, local languages, climate, sightseeing, shopping etc. Moreover the portal offers a comprehensive online directory covering nearly 90 per cent of the tour operators and 75 per cent of hotels in the country that can be used by visitors to view there catalogues and send queries regarding their travel and accommodation requirements. The portal is also about to launch its Online Hotel Reservation System (OHRS) by integrating member hotels with the website through specialised software. It will now offer an additional interactive interface to obtain information on the availability of rooms in hotels and even make hotel reservations online. The visitors thus, after going through information about tariff, facilities, etc. in a hotel, will be able to directly make bookings online. The whole process will take only 30 seconds and the hotel will confirm data by e-mail. This facility will be made available in arrangement with member hotels which will maintain real time status of room availability on the site with the help of customised software.