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JustDial adds travel and ticketing service to its marketplace

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May 01, 2014 | COMMENTS ( 0 )

JustDial adds travel and ticketing service to its marketplace

Justdial.com, has added bus ticket booking service to its platform. The firm will soon come up with other services, including flight booking and train ticket booking services, according to an update on its site.

 

The new features will include services to book bus tickets, hotel reservations, tour packages, and car hiring and cab facilities.

 

Bus ticketing services have already been integrated on the website, while it states ‘Coming Soon’ under the section for booking cabs, flights, hotels and train tickets. This is an interesting move, considering the stiff competition they may face from existing players. JustDial is now competing with GoIbibo, MakeMyTrip and Yatra.

 

Online travel industry is pegged at over $13 billion globally, of which train and bus ticketing form a major chunk. These two industries are dominated by IRCTC and redBus, respectively. Tours and packages, hotels and online cab services are the new areas that are seeing a lot of actions, of late.

 

Founded by VSS Mani in 1994, Just Dial is a local search firm that provides listings of small and medium businesses across the country. It provides its services across multiple platforms, including the internet, phone, wireless and print. The company claims to be catering to more than 57 million users but consumers/end-users don’t have to pay to access these listings.

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