Cleartrip, registered as Cleartrip Pvt. Ltd., is an Indian travel website. The company is based in Mumbai. The website presently offers train and flight tickets, hotels and holiday packages in India and beyond with particularly focus in the Persian Gulf and other Asian countries. Cleartrip was launched in 2006. It was founded by Hrush Bhatt, Mathhew Spacie and Stuart Crighton. The website had a stated mission to make travel simple. In its nascent days, Cleartrip focused on airfares. It was one of the first websites allowing hassle-free flight bookings without any agent or broker and without any hefty processing fee. The rise of Cleartrip coincided with the expansion of the domestic aviation industry in India. The advent of low cost carriers made flying affordable and that fuelled the growth of Cleartrip.
Cleatrip has since expanded and ventured into international flights, train reservations, hotels and publishing travel related information. Cleartrip expanded overseas in 2010 with its first of the many international ventures in UAE. Thereon it expanded to Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The primary target audience of Cleartrip has always been Indians and these countries in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East have a sizeable expatriate population. Cleartrip is one of the largest travel websites in India. It has been facing stiff competition in recent years but has managed to remain a safe, reliable and useful portal.
Cleartrip can be accessed through its website. There is an app, Cleartrip Mobile. The company also has Cleartrip for Business which is a full-service website or portal for companies. It also has a comprehensive travel management tool called Agent Box which is specifically designed for travel agents. Cleartrip is a reliable fare aggregator for flights, trains and hotels. It lists all available flights and trains but it doesn’t have all the hotels and resorts or other accommodation options that may be available in a chosen place. Cleartrip integrated the registered account with an IRCTC account, which Indians require to reserve train tickets. IRCTC is Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation which has an official portal for ticket reservation. Cleartrip acts as an intermediary here and doesn’t book train tickets directly.
Cleartrip has been the recipient of numerous awards over the last ten years but it is not known for amazing deals. It doesn’t claim to offer the lowest airfares or hotel tariffs. You should use Cleartrip coupons and promo codes to save money. There is no special program either that can get you exclusive deals so using Cleatrip coupons and promo codes becomes imperative.