Top 3 Travel Sites for Coupons and Promo Codes
Travelling is something that everyone does from time to time. After all, who wants to stay cooped up inside their house or office every day? Whether it is local, statewide, or national, there are a lot of apps and websites that will help you reach your destination. This is actually the third article of the series. Before you read this, you may want to check out two similar articles that we have written.
Now, here are the top three travel websites for coupons and promo codes in India.
You are probably familiar with Ola Cabs. Ola is an Indian transportation technology company with headquarters in Bangalore. Ankit Bhati and Bhavish Aggarwal founded Ola in 2010 in Mumbai. The corporate name of Ola Cabs is actually ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Ola acquired TaxiForSure in 2015. Unfortunately, they had a privacy breach a few months later. After media attention, these issues were fixed. People have found problems with due to billing errors in the refund policy and lack of transparency. The credibility of the drivers was also questioned as some didn’t have the necessary forms and permits.
In spite of this, Ola and Uber are the most popular apps for taxis in India. However, Ola also offers autos, cars, sedans, SUVs, and luxury vehicles, among other rides. Currently, the Ola fleet comprises more than 6,00,000 vehicles covering 110 cities.
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Uber is an American online cab aggregator with a good presence in India. Their main competitors are the aforementioned Ola along with Lyft. The Uber headquarters are in San Francisco, USA. The name derives its origins from the German word ‘über’ which means ‘above’.
They also offer a lot of other services including Uber Black, Uber Go, Uber Auto, Uber Taxi, Uber SUV, Uber Rush, Uber Eats, Uber Boat, Uber Select, Uber XL, Uber Lux, and Uber X (also known as Uber Pop).
Uber was founded back in 2009 by Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. The original name was UberCab. The mobile app was officially launched in 2011. The fare used to be 1.5 times that of a taxi. The company was also renamed to just ‘Uber’ in this year (2011).
Not only Uber, but all cab aggregators have come under fire for surge pricing. This means the fares will increase based on time and demand. Customers were used to fixed rates for hired drivers and not the dynamic pricing models of these taxi apps.
People have also called this practice unethical and selfish when used during catastrophes. Uber subsequently announced in 2014 that it would not use surge pricing during emergencies in the United States.
Their biggest advantage is that they are less regulated than standard taxi companies, allowing them more room to experiment.
Now, Uber operates in over 633 cities worldwide and has captured a majority of the ridesharing market. Dara Khosrowshahi is the current CEO after Travis Kalanick stepped down in June 2017.
Uber is truly revolutionary in that it was the first to use the sharing economy. It was so influential that this phenomenon has come to be termed as ‘uberification’ or ‘uberisation’. A list of all our Uber coupons can be viewed by clicking here.
RedBus is an Indian bus ticketing platform headquartered in Bengaluru. They are India’s largest and number one online bus ticketing platform for both mobile and desktop. The company is an exclusive player in the category as they only sell bus tickets. Being a niche provider certainly gives RedBus an edge over rivals.
RedBus was founded by Phanindra Sama, Charan Padmaraju, and Sudhakar Pasupunuri in August 2006. They have come quite a long way since then.
The company owns BOGDS, which is a cloud computing service for bus operators. They also own a GDS for bus inventory distribution, Seat Seller. In June of 2013, RedBus was acquired by Ibibo Group. In the March of 2014, Eyefortravel gave it the ‘Global Mobile Innovation in Travel Award’.
The Brand Trust Report India 2015 rated them as the top online travel brand in India. They bagged the title of ‘Most Trusted Online Bus Booking Brand’ of India. Also, RedBus was ranked 13th overall among internet brands. You can read the article here.
The current CEO of RedBus is Prakash Sangam. He was appointed in June 2014. If you want, you can take a look at our RedBus coupons.
Those were the top travel sites for coupons and promo codes. Another site you can try is ClearTrip. DesiPromoCode carries coupons for ClearTrip. It doesn’t matter if your preferred mode of transportation is auto, car, bus, or airplane. Remember, the fun is in the journey, not the destination. Happy travels!