NEW DELHI, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economic Times, India's leading financial publication, in its annual Brand Equity "Most Trusted Brands Survey - 2016" has ranked Yatra as the most trusted Online Travel Agency for the 2nd year in succession, ahead of all other OTAs in India. In the survey, Yatra has been ranked the 3rd 'Most Trusted Online Services Brand' and is the highest ranked online travel services brand.
Economic Times Brand Equity and the research team at Nielsen started with a list of 373 brands to be surveyed this year. These top brands were included based on their sales, retail and media visibility, as well as market and trade feedback. The survey, conducted by research agency AC Nielsen, is the largest of its kind in India, with a sample of over 7,200 respondents distributed across socio-economic class, age, income and geography.
Mr. Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder & CEO, Yatra Online, Inc. ("Yatra"), said, "We are honoured to be named the most trusted Online Travel brand in India for the second consecutive year. The recognition reflects Yatra's strong brand reputation in India and overall consumer confidence in the brand. Our continuous efforts at consumer engagement, overall user experience coupled with consistent delivery of services on ground, has helped us garner this trust, which we believe is the foundation of our business. It is our endeavour to continue providing outstanding service to our consumers."
Yatra recently unveiled an exciting new logo and revamped brand identity that focuses on creating India's largest marketplace for all travel services.
Yatra, based in Gurugram, India, is a one-stop marketplace for all travel-related services. The company provides information, pricing, availability, and booking facility for domestic and international air travel, domestic and international hotel bookings, holiday packages, buses, trains, in city activities, inter-city and point-to-point cabs, homestays and cruises. As a leading consolidator of accommodation options, Yatra provides real-time bookings for more than 61,000 hotels in India and over 500,000+ hotels around the world.
Customers can access Yatra in multiple ways: through a user-friendly website (www.yatra.com), mobile optimised WAP site and applications, a multi-lingual call centre and a network of Holiday Lounges.
Launched in August 2006, Yatra has been ranked the Most Trusted Online Travel Brand in India in the Economics Times Brand Equity Survey for the last two years – 2015 & 2016, and has won the award for 'First Prize - Domestic Tour Operator (Rest of India)' at the India Tourism Awards held in July 2016.
Yatra Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: YTRA; Warrants OTC : YTROF) operates its business in India through its main operating subsidiary, Yatra Online Private Limited.
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