Jet-setting with ease

Smart travel
Last Updated 03 August 2015, 18:38 IST

Travel is one of the growing businesses in the City. With the establishment of several groups and clubs, the market for travel seems to have found a number of takers. The industry has grown further thanks to the mushrooming number of travel applications.

One such application is ‘Trip38’, a City-based venture, which helps travel bugs enjoy their holiday with almost little or no effort. Dream destinations and travel plans are a just click away with this app, which promises to be one’s ultimate travel companion.

Started by three experienced entrepreneurs, who came together thanks to their love for travel, technology and entrepreneurship, ‘Trip 38’ was mainly established to provide a wholesome experience to the traveller and redefine the way the travel industry operates.
Niranjan, Markish and Sesh, the three founders, have worked in fields like technology, social media expertise, travel, product launches and strategies.

Niranjan says, “We have known each other for a few years now because of work and used to keep meeting regularly. In one such meeting, we talked about providing solutions to the problems that customers face after booking the tickets. After months of research, we created this product that has now gone global. We launched the app last year,” says Niranjan.

He adds, “The app helps provide assistance, tips and recommendations such as itinerary management, context-sensitive local guides and also has special features such as automated check-in and boarding pass. Travellers don’t have to worry about documents, flight timings or terminal details as it notifies them constantly. The entrepreneurial team researches on the various sightseeing options, attraction spots, restaurants, local events and weather to give information to the users.”

 Currently, ‘Trip38’ is working on adding innovative features like mobile boarding passes, personalised alerts and offers to make their venture more user-friendly and innovative.

“Our aim is to clearly transform the travellers’ experience so that they are aware of the specialities of the places that they will be visiting. We also give recommendations on what one can do while travelling. Our focus is to expand the user base of the application,” he says.

(Published 03 August 2015, 16:25 IST)

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