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ixigo Trains App and ConfirmTkt Feature in Top 10 Downloaded Travel Apps (Global and India) in 2022, According to Data.ai

ixigo Trains App and ConfirmTkt Feature in Top 10 Downloaded Travel Apps (Global and India) in 2022, According to Data.ai

New Delhi [India]January 17 (ANI/PNN): According to a new report ‘State of Mobile 2023’ released by Data.ai (formerly App Annie), ( ixigo Trains App ranked #8 in top 10 travel apps worldwide by ‘Downloads’ on the iOS App Store and Google Play Store in 2022 and became the only Indian OTA app to feature in the top 10 most downloaded travel apps globally.ixigo trains app was also the second most downloaded app in India in 2022 and the most downloaded OTA app in India in Furthermore, ConfirmTkt (an ixigo group app) was among the top 10 downloaded travel apps in India at #7.

The report highlights a consistent boom in the travel market driven by strong pent-up demand with train and bus booking apps registering a maximum download growth globally of 28% between 2019-2022. Demand for air travel also increased in 2022 with the relaxation of global travel restrictions, the reopening of international borders and an increase in overall traveler confidence, with much of the new growth coming from the next billion user segment. Travelers show a desire to explore new experiences and tick off destinations from travel bucket lists that have been on hold for a long time.

The report also found that the total number of annual app downloads in India will reach a new high of 29 billion by 2022, making it the second largest market after China. In terms of total time spent on smartphones, Indians clocked a total of 0.75 trillion hours while China recorded 1.1 trillion hours.

Commenting on the company’s latest achievement, Rajnish Kumar, Co-Founder and Group CPTO, ixigo said, “As a group, ixigo did over 95 million app downloads cumulatively across all our apps in 2022! We are proud to get back to Data.ai most downloaded travel apps globally, with 2 of our apps on the list Travel from and to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities has shown the most robust demand over the past 2 years with post-COVID-19 rebound momentum remaining strong in the segments we operate in. We are committed to serving the ever-evolving needs of Indian travelers when it comes to planning and bookings, and we will continue our efforts to build the very best customer experience and innovative products in our space.”

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Adding to this, Dinesh Kumar Kotha, Co-Founder and CEO, ConfirmTkt said, “We are delighted to be a part of this list again this year. Being the largest Indian OTA in the online train booking segment for train travelers has helped us to to grow trust and word of mouth among our users and ecosystem. By 2023, we can witness much higher growth in rail travel and we will continue to focus on strengthening our penetration in Tier 2 & 3 cities to accommodate this growth momentum.”

The ixigo group (ConfirmTkt and ixigo train) is the leading OTA for the next billion users in India and the largest B2C partner OTA for IRCTC in terms of online train bookings in India. ixigo trains apps offer travelers a range of innovative AI and big data-based features, including its 100% AI-powered personal travel assistant TARA, Siri Shortcuts and an augmented reality feature, which makes it easy for train passengers to find their coach positions at various railway stations across the whole country. The travel app has also launched an offline mode feature for passengers to check real-time train tracking in the absence of internet. ConfirmTkt’s unique value proposition is built around predicting confirmation chances for waitlisted tickets and providing alternative travel and train recommendations. The Confirmtkt app provides an enhanced user experience to train travelers through innovative value-added features like Train Search – Seat/Borch Availability with Predictions, PNR Status – Plus Confirmation Predictions, Alternate Options, Free Cancellations, Instant Refunds and more.

Report source: (https://www.data.ai/en/go/state-of-mobile-2023)

Launched in 2007 by Aloke Bajpai & Rajnish Kumar, Ixigo is a technology company focused on empowering Indian travelers to plan, book and manage their journeys across rail, air, bus and hotels. ixigo helps travelers make smarter travel decisions by leveraging artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science-led innovations on ixigo’s OTA platforms, including websites and mobile applications. ixigo’s OTA platforms allow travelers to book train tickets, airline tickets, bus tickets, hotels and taxis, while offering travel tools and services developed using its own proprietary algorithms and crowdsourced information, including train PNR status and confirmation predictions, availability alerts of train seats, train running status updates and delay forecasts, flight status updates, bus running status, price and availability alerts, deal discovery, destination content, personalized recommendations, instant ticket alerts and automated customer support services.

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