— redBus, an online bus ticketing company funded by Seedfund, has gone multilingual by launching Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi versions of their site. CEO Phanindra Sama says that a large segment of their users – agents, distributors and end consumers – prefer local language to English. [via release]
— MakeMyTrip.com is now allowing travelers to book railway tourism packages, in a tie-up with the IRCTC, as per a release. IRCTC is expected to allow consumers to book tickets via online travel sites by mid-2008
— Cleartrip appears to be gearing up for Railway Ticketing. One can check for train routes, fares and seat availability here, reports Pluggd.in. One can’t book tickets, though I like the interface and the attention to usability. Here’s how it works.
— Travelguru has launched its affiliate program, allowing website owners to promote Travelguru products on their sites and blogs. So far the affiliate program covers 200 sites in India, and they’re targeting 500 sites by the end of 2008. [via release]