HolidayIQ

basic info

http://www.holidayiq.com/14 Years Old
BangaloreHospitality & Tourism
201-500 EmployeesPrivate company

HolidayIQ impact

50thousand
Hotels available
2thousand
Destinations available
60thousand
Attractions available
50lakh
Happy Travellers
16hundred
Partnerships with leading online travel agencies
20million $
Funding raised till date

about HolidayIQ

HolidayIQ.com is India’s first & largest holiday information portal powered by our thriving Indian traveller community & experts; enabling travellers to discover, plan holidays and share holiday experiences. HolidayIQ.com gives you highly customised, rich information and insights on places, hotels, sightseeing and transport made uniquely relevant for you through what we call the science of holidays. It’s not rocket science but close enough!! credits: www.holidayiq.com

mission

Helping Indian travellers plan holidays and share their travel experiences. credits: www.linkedin.com

HolidayIQ story

Apr-2004
FOUNDED HOLIDAYIQ
India Resorts Survey, the previous avatar of HolidayIQ.com started operations. credits: www.indiainfoline.com
Oct-2012
GOA CAMPAIGN
HolidaylQ.com launched a first of its kind initiative titled "Goa to the power of HolidaylQ". The aim of this initiative was to improve the traveller experience in Goa. Key hotels of Goa were given a customized tablet called hiq!PAD that was preloaded with a cutting edge application that enables guests at the hotel to share reviews about their stay. credits: www.holidayiq.com
Feb-2013
SERIES-A FUNDING
The company received $5 Million funding from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management. credits: www.crunchbase.com
Mar-2013
5 MILLION VISITORS A MONTH
HolidayIQ has about 5 Million visitors and 50,000 reviews a month are being added. credits: yourstory.com
Feb-2015
LAUNCHED MOBILE APP
HolidayIQ launched the country’s first offline mobile application (app) for travellers. credits: www.travelbizmonitor.com
May-2015
ACQUIRED SOURCEN
HolidayIQ has announced the acquisition of the travel mobile development team from SourceN, a mobile development firm based out of Silicon Valley, USA and Bengaluru, India. credits: www.nextbigwhat.com
Jul-2015
SERIES-B FUNDING
The company received funding of $15 Million from MakeMyTrip.com credits: www.crunchbase.com

HolidayIQ products & services

Discover India

2000+ popular and offbeat destinations across India for you to plan holiday. Explore offbeat activities and holiday across India. credits: itunes.apple.com

HolidayIQ team

Founder & CEO

Hari Nair

Past: Partner & Executive Director-KPMG,India, Executive Director-Feedback Ventures, Senior Consultant-Ernst & Young Consulting, Consultant-Price Waterhouse ConsultingEducation : BCom-Delhi University, CA-ICAILocation: Bengaluru
Chief Technology Officer

Satyendra K Dwivedi

Past: Consulting-Entrepreneur, Vice President-Just4kids Services Private Limited, Founding Partner-ProClass Service SolutionsEducation : BTech-IIT Kanpur, EPGPM-IIM BangaloreLocation: Bengaluru
Senior Vice President-Business

Vijay Anand MV

Past: Vice President-HolidayIQ.com, Program Management-Trilogy, Head-HDFC Bank, Manager-Coca Cola IndiaEducation : MBA-MK University, PGPM-IIM BangaloreLocation: Bengaluru
Head- Strategic Partnerships

Abhishek Tripathi

Past: Assistant Manager-HolidayIQ.com, SR. CSA-Jet Airways, Second Assistant Manager-Mcdonalds India,Education : Bsc-IHM Kolkata, PGCIB-ASIA INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SINGAPORE, MBA-Christ UniversityLocation: Bengaluru
AVP

Santosh Rao

Past: Head-ebay, Product Manager-ebay, Founder Director-Vrixx Education Solutions Pvt Ltd, Senior Analysis Leader-InfosysEducation : BE-Adichunchangiri Institute of Technology, PGDM-IIM CalcuttaLocation: Bengaluru
Vice President-Mobile and Internet

Manish Singh

Past: Product Manager-HolidayIQ.com, Co-Founder-CAT India Online, Product Manager-Freshers world, Co-Founder-Gazoi Store, Software Engineer-IDS SoftwareEducation : BTech-IIT KanpurLocation: Bengaluru

HolidayIQ office photos

HolidayIQ Office Photos

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HolidayIQ office locations

Bengaluru Office
HolidayIQ.com, #3796, 7th Main, HAL 2nd Stage
Bengaluru
Karnataka 560008
080 4115 3595

HolidayIQ amusing facts

In addition to being a travel information portal, the company also creates products for hoteliers and travel agents in India. credits: en.wikipedia.org
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      In addition to being a travel information portal, the company also creates products for hoteliers and travel agents in India. credits: en.wikipedia.org
    2. 2
      It connects travellers to its travel partners and follows the 'cost per search' business model to earn revenue. credits: en.wikipedia.org
    3. 3
      HolidayIQ.com merged with the Singapore-based travel search company, Wego, in 2010. However, the companies de-merged in 2013. Wego was going through a bit of a problem in India and airlines no longer willing to share fees with online travel agents. credits: en.wikipedia.org
    4. 4
      HolidayIQ.com won 2014 "Red Herring Asia:Top 100 Winners". credits: en.wikipedia.org
    5. 5
      Hari Nair(Founder) started a small blog called India Resort Survey; a portal that allowed users to log information about the accommodation they stayed at, in a location they had visited. credits: yourstory.com
    6. 6
      HolidayIQ.com reports over 50,000 reviews a month. credits: yourstory.com
    7. 7
      MakeMyTrip has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a minority stake and picked up around 28 percent stake in HolidayIQ for USD 15 million. credits: www.moneycontrol.com
    8. 8
      As per the reports in June 2015, HolidayIQ has over a million holiday reviews from Indian travellers. credits: www.moneycontrol.com
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      With over 4.5 million visitors, 18 million page views, 75000 bookings originating on the site every month, HolidayIQ assists over 200,000 travellers. credits: www.holidayiq.com

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